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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, June 23 at 10 am: Saving What Can Be Saved

The Atlantic Senior Editor Vann R. Newkirk II discusses the importance of Black History today, why memory is one of the most important parts of imagining the future, and the role of the journalist when media is in crisis.


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Sunday, July 23: Saving What Can Be Saved

The Atlantic Senior Editor Vann R. Newkirk II discusses the importance of Black History today, why memory is one of the most important parts of imagining the future, and the role of the journalist when media is in crisis.

Sunday, July 30 Pride Sunday: Following Jesus in an Age of Fear

Writer Jonathan Merritt, who often reflects on topics at the intersection of sexuality and religion, discusses the relationship between his Christian faith and his identity as an openly gay man. Merritt is the author, most recently, of the children's book My Guncle and Me.

Sunday, July 7  Come Forth: The Transformative Impact of the Lazarus Story

Jesuit priest Father James Martin, SJ offers powerful insights from the story of the raising of Lazarus. His book Come Forth: The Promise of Jesus' Greatest Miracle was released in fall 2023.


Watch or listen to The Forum from previous weeks below.

Grouped by: Pride Month 2021

St. Bart's in Transition
03.15.15 | Articles | The Forum

The Vanderbilt Doors: Join Matthew Moretz as he finishes his visual presentation on the great (yet hidden) bronze doors of the Vanderbilt portal. Explore the beauty and meaning of these more than a century-old masterpieces.Click the round...

Catherine Hoke
03.08.15 | Articles | The Forum

Catherine Hoke, Founder of Defy Ventures, will be Buddy’s guest. Through her Entrepreneurs in-Training program she has provided executive mentoring, financial investment and startup incubation for people with criminal pasts. Catherine was...

The One and Only Bruce Forbes
02.22.15 | Articles | The Forum

The one and only Bruce Forbes will be Buddy’s guest. Bruce reflects on his 50+ years at St. Bart’s and may be coaxed to tell a few tales.Click the round “Play” button to listen to an online recording of the Forum. Or click...

The Vanderbilt Doors, continued
02.15.15 | Articles | The Forum

Matthew Moretz finishes his visual presentation on the great (yet hidden) bronze doors of the Vanderbilt portal. Listen in to explore the beauty and meaning of these more than a century-old masterpiecesClick the round “Play” button to...

St. Bart's at the Oscars: The Sequel
02.08.15 | Articles | The Forum

Buddy and Matthew hosted a lively discussion about nominees for Best Picture: “Birdman” (set in our neighborhood!) and “American Sniper.” Click the round “Play” button to listen to an online recording of the...

Matthew Moretz: The Vanderbilt Doors
01.18.15 | Articles | The Forum

The Vanderbilt Doors: Matthew Moretz gives a visual presentation on the great (yet hidden) bronze doors of the Vanderbilt portal. Explore the beauty and meaning of these more than a century-old masterpieces.

Stephanie Odegard
01.11.15 | Articles | The Forum

Buddy’s guest was Stephanie Odegard, St. Bart’s parishioner and international leader in contemporary design, who has dedicated her career to assisting artisans in developing countries promote and preserve their traditional crafts...

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