April 7, 2019 - Who am I? The Mystery of Personal Identity - Philip Chard
The nature of personal identity has been contemplated and examined extensively, but it remains elusive and opaque. Is the ego or "sense of self" simply an artifact of thought, a socially imposed construct, an amalgam of memories, a manifestation of soul, or something else altogether? Drawing on psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, consciousness studies and spirituality, we will examine several surprising perspectives on the "Who am I?" question, a deeply personal inquiry that shapes many aspects of individual experience — emotions, thoughts, actions, relationships and aspirations.
With Kaye Wickenberg
April 14, 2019 – How Not To Talk To Strangers - Rev. David Kraemer
What is cultural misappropriation? How can we learn and grow at the same time that we respect boundaries? With Jennifer Beiriger.
April 21, 2019 - Root, Stem, and Blossom - Rev. David Kraemer
In celebration of Easter, we will ask, which came first, the bunny or the egg? Our holidays are rich amalgamations of tradition. We will explore the many sources of Easter. With Meg Whaley.
April 28, 2019 - What’s Your Superpower? - Rev. David Kraemer
This day is National Super Hero Day. Captain Marvel notwithstanding, all of us can be Super Heroes in some way. With Geoff Blankenmeyer