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The Forum

Every Sunday at 10 am

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 YorkThe New Yorker, and The Atlantic.

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Lenten Series - I’m the problem. It’s me: Reflections on Self-Reflection

According to the Book of the Common Prayer, one of the purposes of Lent is to provide time for “self-examination.” This Lent, speakers from a variety of fields discuss how, through music, literature, religious ritual, and medical care, we can come to understand ourselves better.

Sunday, March 10
I'm the problem. It's me: Confession in the Episcopal Church


Many Episcopalians are surprised to learn that their Church offers personal confession. The Rt. Rev. Andrew St. John, Bishop-in-Residence at St. Thomas Fifth Avenue, provides an overview of the rite as it is used within our own tradition.

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Upcoming Forums

Sunday, March 17

Dr. Patricia Tidwell, psychotherapist, on the power of therapy.


Watch or listen to The Forum from previous weeks below.

Treasures of St. Bart's: The Chapel
07.29.18 | Articles | The Forum

Matthew Moretz explored the variety of beautiful imagery in the Chapel, in stone, glass, painting, and fresco. Listen in as he discusses these works of art in close-up detail, and explores how they speak to us, as we reflect on the rich meaning...

Our Brains, Our Beliefs, and Our Well-being
07.22.18 | Articles | The Forum

Our Brains, Our Beliefs, and Our Well-beingToday we welcomed Dr. Mary Ragan and Dr. Ed Griffin of the Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute. In their presentation and conversation, they integrated the wisdom of neuro-biology, spirituality, and...

The Creation Stories through a Feminist Lens
07.15.18 | Articles | The Forum

Eve, Adam, and the Garden: The Creation Stories through a Feminist LensToday we welcomed teacher and retreat leader Helen Goodkin, whose presentation featured images from the history of art to demonstrate how our culture has understood these...

    Treasures of St. Bart's: June 24
    06.24.18 | Articles | The Forum

    “The Treasures of St. Bart’s” Today, Matthew Moretz completed his narration of the spectacular sequence of sixteen capitals carved by the Piccirilli Brothers in our church -- each with their own dramatic sequence featuring vital...

    George Mitchell - "A Path to Peace"
    06.03.18 | Articles | The Forum

    Today we welcomed Senator George J. Mitchell, a member of St. Bart’s who has led a distinguished career in public service and corporate leadership, serving as a United States Senator and Senate Majority Leader and working as Chairman of the...

    Faith and Science, Part II
    04.29.18 | Articles | The Forum

    Today we welcomed back Dr. Jamie Ferrara, professor of Pediatrics and Oncological Sciences at Mt. Sinai Hospital, and Dr. Peter deMenocal, Dean of Science at Columbia University, as they continue to explore the living link between the disciplines...

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