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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.

Friend Somebody - Helen Goodkin
08.20.17 | Articles | The Forum

“Friend Somebody.” Today we welcomed Helen Goodkin, a retreat leader and lively teacher of the Scriptures and our Episcopal faith, who led us on an exploration of the meaning of friendship in the Gospel of John.

Jose Chapa: Migrant Ministries
08.13.17 | Articles | The Forum

Today we welcomed Jose Chapa, Campaign Coordinator for the Justice for Farmworkers campaign. Mr. Chapa introduced the work of Rural & Migrant Ministry, a group that acts to overcome the prejudices and poverty that degrade and debilitate...

Dr. T.K. Nakagaki
07.30.17 | Articles | The Forum

Today we  welcomed the Rev. Dr. T. K. Nakagaki, President of the Buddhist Council of New York and noted Japanese calligrapher, who gave  us a glimpse of his broad ministry in New York City. Since 1994, the Rev. Nakagaki has...

The Desert Fathers and Wisdom Tradition
07.23.17 | Articles | The Forum

The Desert Fathers and Wisdom Tradition: Enjoy this presentation featuring the lives and teaching of early Christian hermits, ascetics, and monks who led a kind of spiritual revival in the wilderness that informs our tradition to this very day.

Parish Holy Land Pilgrims
07.16.17 | Articles | The Forum

Listen in to a Forum presentation from the Holy Land pilgrims of our parish who traveled with Canon Iyad Qumri in early 2016. Learn about their journey as well as a St. Bart’s pilgrimage planned for 2019.

Pilgrims and Tourists
07.09.17 | Articles | The Forum

Pilgrims and Tourists: What is the difference between making a pilgrimage and taking a tour? Our Rector, Dean Wolfe, led a discussion about the ancient spiritual practice of pilgrimage to holy sites in our faith, especially as it informs our...

Forum with the Rt. Rev. Allen K. Shin
06.12.17 | Articles | The Forum

Today for the Forum we welcomed the Suffragan Bishop of New York, the Right Reverend Allen K. Shin. He shared a glimpse of his broad ministry in this great diocese, and spoke with those who are making their next step in their walk with Christ.

Canon Stephanie Sellers
06.04.17 | Articles | The Forum

For the Forum we welcomed this morning’s guest preacher, the Reverend Canon Stephanie Spellers, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism and Reconciliation. Canon Sellers shared a portrait of her work throughout the Episcopal Church and...

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