This Thursday, August 6th from 4:00-6:00 pm please join other freethinkers at Bob’s Cabins for fun and freedom of thought! The cabins are half an hour out of town and are owned and operated by our very own Bill Guse. First, head up the lake toward Twin Harbors on Highway 61 until Mile #20. Then make a right turn and a quick left and drive a short distance until you see the Mocha Moose Cafe on the left. Now turn right (over the railroad tracks) and left again and drive a little farther this time, watching for house #640 on the right. Park by the garages there and walk to the grey house, about 250 feet away. This will be our last gathering at Bob’s Cabins before Bill sells the business and heads into retirement. You’re not going to miss this, are you? If you get lost, call (218) 834-4583.
Ed Raby lost his faith in 2014 after wrestling with a quote by Dan Barker. Upon Losing his faith, Ed entered school where he worked on a degree in Political Science from Ferris State University, which he completed in 2018. Ed and his wife Jody have been married 31 years and have three children and five grandchildren. Ed has recently started his own YouTube Channel called The Rabyd Atheist where he discusses atheism, the Bible, theology, and deconversion.
This is a Presentation of The Clergy Project – an organization dedicated to helping clergy members who have lost their faith and have become agnostics or atheists escape the pulpit and find new lives. At present the Clergy Project has over 1000 members of various denominations: some out and some still in the pulpit. The Clergy Project offers emotional, mental, professional, and psychological support for ministers leaving the pulpit.
On Saturday we will gather at 1:00 pm at the home of “Our Flounder,” Dr. Bill van Druten, to talk and listen and laugh and share. What we’ll be sharing is whatever food, snack, or beverages you decide to bring along to share (not to mention sharing our views on politics, religion, wisdom, and life in general). We’ll gather in the relative safety of the outdoors for an afternoon of fellowship and fine conversation (masks encouraged). It wouldn’t be as special without you! 2931 Greysolon Road, Duluth, MN 55812 (218) 724-4176 Park anywhere on Greysolon Road but not on 30th Avenue.
That’s right. For the first time in a long time, we will gather at a real venue Silos Restaurant at Pier B instead of online. We will share excellent food and service in the relative safety of the outdoors starting at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, July 15th. You’re not going to miss this, are you? Pier B Resort Hotel, 800 West Railroad St. Duluth, MN 55802 | (218) 336-3430.
The Black Death in Europe: What have we learned then and now?
The “Great Pestilence” of Europe in 1347 was one the most devastating and revolutionizing events in Western history. This presentation will look at the systemic effects of this event, its origins, responses to it, and impact on Western culture, economics, role of women, etc. Finally, we’ll compare it to the current pandemic and engage participants in suggesting what the long term effects of COVID-19 might be.
David X. Swenson PhD LP is Professor and former Director of the MBA in Rural Health at the College of St. Scholastica and a forensic psychologist in private practice. He has been in the field for 50 years and is a consultant to health and human service agencies, law enforcement, and emergency services with an emphasis on crisis management and leadership.