Category Archives: Masonic Improvement

Putting Ideas Into Practice: Creating Your Ideal Lodge

“That’s not how we’ve always done it!” 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 … Continue reading

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Rites of Passage in Freemasonry

The degrees of Freemasonry are rites of passage. 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 … Continue reading

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The Keys To Masonic Retention

It’s well known that many Masonic lodges lose a lot of new members within a year or so after they petition for membership. What if I told you that there was a way that a lodge could reduce how many … Continue reading

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How To Investigate A Petitioner

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 … Continue reading

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Boom and Bust: Why North American Freemasonry Continues To Decline

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 … Continue reading

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8 Ways To Improve Your Lodge In 2019

Would you like to improve your Masonic lodge? As a new year approaches it is not unusual for us to start considering the resolutions that we’d like to make (and hopefully keep) once January arrives. A new year represents a … Continue reading

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5 Steps To Continuous Improvement For Masonic Lodges

Before we get started I want to give a huge shout out to the brothers at the Fort Worth Masonic Lodge #148 Podcast. I recently had the honor of being interviewed by them and you can find the episode here. … Continue reading

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Why I Left Freemasonry

Today I’d like to share a personal story with you about why I left Freemasonry several years ago.

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Lodge Culture Part 3: How To Take Action

This is the third installation in my “Building Lodge Culture” series, which is inspired by School Culture Rewired: How to Define, Assess, and Transform It by Steve Gruenert and Todd Whitaker. 

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