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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.

Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue by David Lowe
09.25.16 | Articles | The Forum

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.

The Russians Are Coming!
08.27.16 | Articles | The Forum

St. Bart's and the Arts, Series Conclusion: The Russians are Coming!Interim Rector Bob Dannals will explore two primary and influential Russian writers, Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoyevsky, with a particular focus on their theology, religious...

The Art of St. Bart's Chapel II
08.21.16 | Articles | The Forum

The Art of St. Bart’s Chapel IIThe Rev. Matthew Moretz led a lively exploration of the hidden symbolism and spiritual meaning of the stained glass and carvings of our stunning chapel.

Theology & the Arts: Religous Icons
08.08.16 | Articles | The Forum

Patrick Bergquist, Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries, walked us through the history and uses of icons. Icons have aided in the prayer life of the church for hundreds of years. In the Forum we took a look at ways that this...

Spirituality & the Arts: Retta Blaney
08.01.16 | Articles | The Forum

Parishioner Retta Blaney, author of Working on the Inside: the Spiritual Life through the Eyes of Actors, discussed the ten elements of the universal spiritual life and their importance to practitioners of the arts and the Judeo-Christian...

The Art of St. Bart's Chapel I
07.24.16 | Articles | The Forum

The Art of St. Bart’s Chapel I: The Rev. Matthew Moretz explores the hidden meanings of the fourteen, story-telling carved capitals in our chapel, carved by the famed Piccirilli brothers, nearly one hundred years ago.

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