That such a young, bright, knowledgeable Freemason as Brother Salman S. Sheika resigned from Freemasonry at the young age of 26 is a crying shame. It is doubly reprehensible because of the discrimination he met inside of Freemasonry. When we think of discrimination we normally think of Black – White … [Read more...] about Masonic Anti-Intellectualism A Crying Shame
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?
2b1ask1 is a mantra familiar to every mason today. But does it work? The mechanism behind the aphorism simply implying that if someone wants to be a mason, they need to ask one. Short, simple, and to the point. The phrase encompasses the admonition that no Mason will (or can) ask someone to join … [Read more...] about Is 2b1ask1 Working?
How is your Masonic Lodge doing? Is it dying? How many candidates have you raised in the last year? Have you analyzed what you are doing wrong and what you are doing right? How is your retention? Do you raise Brothers that never come back? Or are they gone after about three months? Are you … [Read more...] about The Secret Of A Successful Masonic Lodge
I haven't attended Lodge in quite some time, at least a year and a half. This is quite unusual for someone who devoted his first fifteen years actively participating in Lodge affairs, not just my own, but at the district, zone, and state level. I stopped going when it became blatantly obvious … [Read more...] about Why I No Longer Attend Lodge
BRYCE ON FREEMASONRY Who is the Better Mason? The individual or a Lodge officer? I have been wrestling with a conundrum lately regarding Freemasonry: Who is the better Mason, the person who is properly initiated, passed and raised a Master Mason and disappears shortly thereafter, or the Mason who … [Read more...] about Who is the Better Mason?
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
The answer is NOT to raise dues. BRYCE ON NON-PROFITS I have been around nonprofit organizations of all kinds for several years. I don't know about you, but I have found far too many in decline due to such things as apathy, lack of relevance, or just bad public relations. Regardless of the … [Read more...] about When Membership Declines
The seemingly prejudicial Grand Lodge of Arkansas is at it again. Once again a Grand Lodge, this time the Grand Lodge of Arkansas, has taken steps to make Freemasonry exclusive rather than inclusive; parochial instead of universal. In past moves around the Masonic spectrum we have seen African … [Read more...] about Grand Lodge Of Arkansas On The Warpath Again