The young boy blinks as the flash goes off.

Berkshire has been active in the freethought movement since 1984. He is currently a director-at-large on the Minnesota Atheists board of directors and serves on the national board of directors of American Atheists. He is the author of numerous pamphlets, is the owner of the ATHEIST car license plate for Minnesota, and is proud to be listed in the reference book "Who’s Who in Hell".

An old man lights a single candle.

Presented by Erik Heinrichs, Ph.D., Assistant Professor History Department, Winona State University. This is part of our series on neighboring religions for the youth and adults.

A teacher goes over the oldman's duties.

At that point he will indicate to you to light the candles of the boys.

Travel with photographer/storyteller Doug Ohman as he photographs many of Minnesota’s most interesting landmarks and Icons. Doug will share the stories of how landmarks became so famous. His pictures and stories will be sure to entertain and bring new interest in more road trips around our great state. Doug has shared many of his books with Pilgrim House. He has done the series of books of Minnesota churches, cabins, librarians, courthouses, schools, etc.

Gentlemen, what are the four pillars?

Sometimes, casual comments we don’t think about can be just as damaging as obvious racial slurs. These kinds of comments are called Microaggressions. When talking about racism, we usually think of open racial insults and prejudices as examples, but unintentional things like making assumptions about a person of color’s background based on stereotypes can have a “constant, continual and cumulative” effect. Jean Strait and a panel of Hamline students will come and share with us what microaggressions are, how we identify them, and how we can change our language to eliminate them.

Pilgrim House Auction is March 4 after the Program

One person, the subject, puts a curse on the other by sticking pins into a doll. The second person, however, is in on the experiment, and by prior arrangement with the doctors, acts either obnoxious, so that the pin-sticker dislikes him, or nice.

All throughout the pews, uniformed boys rise to their feet.

"Your assistance and the first class service is much appreciated. My essay reads so well and without your help I'm sure I would have been marked down again on grammar and syntax."

Programs begin at 10:15am on Sunday

After a while, the ostensible victim complains of a headache. In cases in which he or she was unlikable, the subject tended to claim responsibility for causing the headache, an example of the “magical thinking” that makes baseball fans put on their rally caps.

BOYS Tradition, honor, discipline, excellence.

Juxtaposition is Gogol's definitive method for presenting his story's inherently distorted world. The story juxtaposes the fantastic with the mundane, the significant with the irrelevant, and most importantly Poprishchin's reality with society's stringent world. By arbitrarily shifting between seemingly disparate subjects, Gogol's juxtaposition dramatizes the contradictions that define Poprishchin's vision of reality. The critic John Kopper describes how the unexpected shifts in Gogol's narratives from one thematic plane to another is exploited to create a natural tension that "no longer stands apart from the devises of narrative, but exerts a gravitational effect upon them." In other words, the fantastic elements of Gogol's fiction exert a distorting interpretive pressure on all aspects of the story that prevents the reader from understanding even a seemingly simple passage in a straightforward way. In "The Diary of a Madman", the reader sometimes questions the most seemingly innocuous passages the most vigorously. Critic Victor Erlich asserts that the reader cannot have any simple, sustained emotional response to the ending of Gogol's story, explaining how Gogol's juxtaposition makes the reader have a contradictory and complicated response to all of its elements.