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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.

Jay Sidebotham - Insights from Renewal Works
04.22.18 | Articles | The Forum

Today we welcomed back a dear friend of this parish, the Rev. Jay Sidebotham, our former Vicar.  At the Forum he shared insights that he has drawn from his outstanding service as the Director of Renewal Works, which supports the growth and...

St. Bart's 100
04.15.18 | Articles | The Forum

Listen in as members of our Centennial Celebration Committee share everything you’d want to know, but are afraid to ask, about our observance of the first hundred years of worshiping on Park Avenue. Discover all of the fellowship, service...

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
04.08.18 | Articles | The Forum

St. Bart’s Rector, Bishop Dean Wolfe, discussed our upcoming pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2019. Listen in and learn about the wonder and spirituality of a pilgrimage to the land where so much sacred history took place. 

Faith and Science
01.28.18 | Articles | The Forum

“Faith and Science”Today we welcomed Dr. Jamie Ferrara, professor of Pediatrics and Oncological Sciences at Mt. Sinai Hospital, and Dr. Peter deMenocal, Dean of Science at Columbia University, who explored the living link between the...

Larry Welborn: Welcoming the Sranger
01.21.18 | Articles | The Forum

“Welcoming the Stranger” Dr. Larry Welborn, Professor of the New Testament at Fordham University, guided us on a lively survey through the Gospels and their teaching on hospitality and welcome to all people, providing his expert...

Celebrating Difference: Beyond the Melting Pot
01.14.18 | Articles | The Forum

Celebrating Difference: Beyond the Melting Pot Our Minister for Children, Youth, and Family Formation, Lucy Breidenthal Bernardin, led us in conversation around matters of diversity and our common life as a parish. What does it mean to celebrate...

"Blue Christmas"
12.17.17 | Articles | The Forum

“Blue Christmas”—The clergy of St. Bart’s in the Great Hall discussed the shadow side of the cheerful season. As nostalgia reminds us of how things used to be, the clergy shared thoughts on how to guard and nourish our...

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