In this episode, recorded on June 15, 2008, Greg and Dean are joined by a long-time contributor to Freemason Information, Tim Bryce.
Tim has been a shining light in Freemasonry publishing several Masonic magazines and websites with the goal of spreading the light of Freemasonry. Listening to this episode from more than 10 years ago, it’s interesting to hear it in schema and framework of the current era. One thing that shines through is the passion all involved have for the fraternity.
In this episode we chat about Tim’s masonic journey, balancing work and life, and the bodies of Freemasonry. In particular we talk about the requirement of Blue Lodge membership for entrance into the Shrine.
We also define what “true masonry” means—a squishy term that seems to have a vague definition which Tim clearly articulates an answer to.
Tim’s work in Freemasonry was a huge influence in the formation of this site and efforts to be a candle in the dark on what it means to BE a Freemason.
Together we talk through a number of subjects, including:
- Communications in Masonic Systems
- A Nationwide Masonic Congress
- Recognizing Prince Hall Freemasonry
- Asking who Governs Freemasonry
- Visiting other lodges
- Marketing/Soliciting for membership
- A state/national masonic press office
- and much more
Tim is the author of The Freethinking Freemason – Collected Masonic Works of Tim Bryce from Cornerstone publishing. And in the call, Tim mentions the book Builders of Empire: Freemasons and British Imperialism, 1717-1927 by Jessica Harland-Jacobs.