Pursuant to my recent article titled, “Has Freemasonry Lost its Luster?“, I received several comments regarding the piece, including one from Brother Jacques Huyghebaert, PGM from the Grand Lodge of the Czech Republic. He liked my article and shared with me his outgoing Annual Report & Valedictory Address as Grand Master, a very illuminating read. […]
As a Freemason who has had more than one run-in with with Grand Masters, I have become a lightning rod for others who are no longer satisfied with the institution, both in and outside of my jurisdiction.
One of the problems in Freemasonry is a problem that is indigenous to most large, prestigious organizations, societies and politics. It is that these prominent groups attract leaders who are all about gaining the position of leadership and little about improving or growing the group. We call these people medal or title chasers. They get […]
A Masonic Perspective Esoteric, Spiritual and Religious Traditions all around the world have referred to their teachings, methods and attitudes as “the Path”. The word “Path” implies action, movement, and an eventually destination. It presumes that willful action must take place before completely understanding the doctrines of the Path. It implies development and change, and seems […]
Time to do some soul searching. BRYCE ON EDUCATION Before graduating from high school you will hopefully have a game plan as to how you are going to lead your life. Maybe you sought advice from your parents, a trusted guidance counselor, a teacher or a close friend. Perhaps you also attended a college recruiting […]
How technology is adding to our stress level.
MMORPG: Massively multiplayer online role-playing game Just read a blog post on We Fly Spitfires, an MMORPG blog (which is another way of saying online gaming). The post was called Video Games and Freemasonry and the author, a brother, made some great points about how the lodge could attract younger members. How you may be […]
“Curious about how to bring Masonry into the Tradition it came from?” “Whats this new Concept I’ve heard about called European Masonry?” You may of heard these questions tossed around in some of the more secluded or private conversations at a lodge meeting. Or, perhaps in one of the many web forum discussions that so […]
Business Writer Gary Hamel of the Wall Street Journal is a bit of an outsider when it comes to religion. His background is much more wall street than the pulpit. I have no doubt that in his life he has had some experience in regards to faith, but, based on his writing credentials, Hamel is […]
By Tim Darnell Fatherhood can change your perspective in a hurry. I realize that’s probably the biggest understatement in history, but our six-year-old son has got me thinking about a lot of things. Mainly, I wonder what Freemasonry will look like as he grows up, and if it will offer anything to him and his […]