Dr. Pamerleau

Authenticity

In today’s world, people are free to be who they want while being under pressure to conform to various social roles. One result is a pervasive worry that some or all aspects of our lives are lived inauthentically, as conveyed in expressions like “being just a number” or “a cog in a machine.” But what … Continued

Is Emerson Still Relevant?

Ralph Waldo Emerson left his Unitarian ministry in 1832 while still a young man, pursuing instead his own amalgamation of science, philosophy, literature, poetry and religion – with the latter having no higher status than the rest. Emerson’s views amount to a secular spirituality that might appeal to contemporary UU’s even more than it did … Continued