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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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Sunday, March 10: 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.

Series Intro: St. Bart's & the Arts
07.11.16 | Articles | The Forum

Summer Series: St. Bart & the Arts Series Introduction: “The Theology of Art,” with Bob Dannals. Wendell Berry, one of the most perceptive commentators of contemporary culture and spirituality, wrote, “We think it ordinary...

Instructed Eucharist - Matthew Moretz
06.27.16 | Articles | The Forum

Matthew Moretz presented an instructed Eucharist -- a walk-through of the service of Holy Eucharist where the different parts of our classic service are explained, revealing their rich history, purpose, and hidden meanings.

Education for Ministry
06.06.16 | Articles | The Forum

Liza Page Nelson, Vestry member and mentor in the Education for Ministry (EfM) program, introduced us to this four-year distance learning certificate program in theological education based upon small-group study and practice. For more information...

Economics for Social Justice Explained
05.15.16 | Articles | The Forum

“Economics for Social Justice Explained,” with Rick McGahey, Senior Vice President at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, and Teresa Ghilarducci, Professor of Economics at the New School, for their presentation

Mary Kate Wold - Church Pension Group
05.01.16 | Articles | The Forum

In the first part of our Easter Forum series “Easter People: Faith at Work,” Mary Kate Wold, President and CEO of the Church Pension Fund, she shares the results of her “listening events” throughout the Episcopal Church...

Abrahamic Faiths Forum: Interfaith Dialogues
04.24.16 | Articles | The Forum

The Abrahamic Faiths Forum Series: An Exploration of Abraham and the Shared and Distinctive Traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam For the last part of this series, Imam Faiyaz Jaffer joined us for an introduction to his local community...

Abrahamic Faiths Forum: Who Imposes Guilt?
04.10.16 | Articles | The Forum

The Abrahamic Faiths Forum Series: An Exploration of Abraham and the Shared and Distinctive Traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam Who imposes guilt on us? Parents? The Church? Our longtime colleague Rabbi Leonard Schoolman led a lively...

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