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Many new and excited members of our fraternity have had their enthusiasm and zeal for Freemasonry obliterated by this phrase. Granted, not every idea is a good idea but we lose good brothers every year because of our unwillingness to entertain new ideas in our lodges. Continue reading →
The concept of a ‘rite of passage’ is something that lost popularity in the recent past but is once again becoming a topic for discussion for many men.
A rite of passage is one, or a series of, experiences that represent a transition in a person’s life. They can be found in cultures, religions, organizations, and even families all over the world and some of them have histories that can be traced back for centuries. Continue reading →
I firmly believe that Freemasonry is on the threshold of experiencing a new boom in interest for membership. Interest in Freemasonry is growing, which is excellent, but that also means that existing members and lodges must be prepared to deliver the experiences that are expected of them, as well as have processes in place to ensure only the well-qualified are allowed to gain admission.
I feel the need to preface this article with a disclaimer and assure my readers that it is not my intention to offend anyone with the contents of this post. That being said, while I am extremely hesitant to even write this article I don’t feel apologetic about presenting the facts as I see them.
The fact is that this isn’t an article that I want to write, it’s an article that I feel that I have to. Continue reading →
Back in 2017, I wrote The Chamber of Refraction, which briefly details several of the issues that can be seen in anterooms all across the United States. It’s a short read, so if you haven’t looked at it before then I’d encourage you to do so before continuing as this article is going to be written based off of the assumption that you’re dissatisfied with the current state of your anteroom and are looking for advice. Continue reading →
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