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 & … [Read more...] about A Fresh Perspective of Freemasonry from a Grand Master
BRYCE ON FREEMASONRY - Can it no longer change and adapt? Read a response to this piece in a A Fresh Perspective of Freemasonry from a Grand Master. 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 … [Read more...] about Has Freemasonry Lost its Luster?
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 … [Read more...] about Taking Control
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 … [Read more...] about Keeping Masonry on the Path
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 … [Read more...] about High School Graduation – Where Do I Go From Here?
I shot out a traffic light the other day with my shotgun, one that has been giving me fits lately as I go to work. No, I didn't actually shoot it, but I have found myself fantasizing about doing so lately as I have become increasingly agitated while waiting on this particular light. In fact, I've … [Read more...] about Instant Karma’s Gonna Get You
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 … [Read more...] about Moving Fremasonry into the MMORPG
"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 … [Read more...] about Traditional Observance, What is it, and is it the Future of American Masonry?
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 a very … [Read more...] about Organizations lose their relevance when the rate of internal change lags the pace of external change.
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 … [Read more...] about What will Freemasonry Offer My Son?