Each week, guest speakers from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines join the Reverend Peter Thompson and other St. Bart's clergy for deep and insightful conversations about topics that matter to our lives as responsible citizens and people of faith. Speakers in recent years have included winners of the Tony Award, the Emmy Award, the MacArthur Fellowship, and the Pulitzer Prize, professors from prominent universities like Yale, Harvard, Princeton, and Columbia, and journalists from New York, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic.
Sunday, October 9, 2022
New York Focus: A Closer Look at Our City and State
Akash Mehta, Editor-in-Chief of journalism start-up New York Focus, reflects on the fight for criminal justice reform, the implementation of a new climate law, and other issues facing our city and our state.
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Coming up at The Forum
October 16: Canterbury Tales: A Cathedral Dean on Two Decades of Service
The Reverend Dr. Robert Willis, the recently retired Dean of Canterbury Cathedral in England, looks back at over two decades of distinguished service. During his time in Canterbury, Dean Willis not only hosted an important Lambeth Conference gathering in 2008 but also founded a popular online “Garden Congregation.”
Watch or listen to The Forum from previous weeks below.
How did Jesus and the earliest Christians approach issues of economic justice? Miguel Escobar, Executive Director of Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary, provides an overview based on his new book.
At the Forum, Dr. Larry Welborn, Professor of the New Testament at Fordham University, continued to guide us on a multi-week tour through the Nativity narratives of the Gospels, providing his expert historical and spiritual insights, informed by...
Join us in the Great Hall as Dr. Larry Welborn, Professor of the New Testament at Fordham University, continues to guide us on a multi-week tour through the Nativity narratives of the Gospels, providing his expert historical and spiritual...
Today we welcomed Dr. Larry Wellborn, Professor of the New Testament at Fordham University. Over the next few weeks, he will guide us on a tour through the Nativity narratives of the Gospels, providing his expert historical and spiritual...
Forum guest: The Very Rev. Michael Battle, Ph.D., Professor of Church and Society and Director of the Desmond Tutu Center at the General Theological Seminary. With his guidance, we explored the calling to reconciliation and justice in our world...
Priest and author The Rev. Barbara Crafton joined us to discuss her new book, The Also Life. "Most people wonder what the afterlife is like," Crafton writes. "I don't like that term, 'afterlife.' I prefer my own word, 'alsolife.' I’m...
Join us in the Great Hall as we welcome the Rev. Dr. Clair McPherson, distinguished Professor of Ascetical Theology at General Theological Seminary here in Manhattan. In lively fashion, he will plumb the deep wisdom of our ancient Christian...
David Lowe, Director of the Beaux Arts Society of New York and longtime member of the Episcopal Church, gives a presentation on the spectacular life and works of the architect of our church, Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue.