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Faith in Freemasonry

In this installment of the Symbols and Symbolism of Freemasonry, we consider a reading of Albert Mackey's text on the subject of Faith as it pertains to Freemasonry.

I Shall Return

Perhaps you remember the story of Brother Salman S. Sheika resigning from Freemasonry. We covered the story HERE. Good news. Brother Sheika is returning to Freemasonry and here is his story: Why I Am Returning To The Masonic Brotherhood: Salman S. Sheikh Disclaimer: This is of my own personal thoughts, opinions, and experiences and does […]

What Do You Bring?

Once again we bring the yearly Allocution from Royal Grand Perfect Matron R. Lucille Samuel as she continues to inspire and lead her troops. This Sister spreads love and joy wherever she goes while at the same time holding tightly the reins of leadership. She is a Master at organizing, deputizing and inspiring those whom […]

True Masonry: Masonic Humor

Freemasonry is steeped in history and ritual, but this doesn’t mean Masons lack a sense of humor (although I know a few whose faces would probably crack if they smiled). To demonstrate Masons do indeed have a sense of humor, I sent out a request over the Internet for some humorous anecdotes pertaining to the […]

Uncommon Sense in Business

BRYCE ON BUSINESS Common sense is no longer common in the work place (and some lessons for Masonic Lodges). Click for AUDIO VERSION. To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. Probably the main reason why Scott Adams’ “Dilbert” comic strip enjoys the popularity it does is because it […]

Philosophical Intellectual Masons versus Structural Administrative Freemasons

Recently I have been reading some essays by Masons who are dismayed at all the talk about membership, dues, dress, Grand Lodge edicts and other issues that they believe bring into the mix undue discussion, debate and division — the three Ds. For them the philosophy of Masonry, its symbolism, its virtues, its morality, its […]

Cardinal Virtues of Freemasonry

In this edition of Freemason Information’s Symbols and Symbolism we consider, together, the four cardinal virtues of Freemasonry as gathered form Albert Mackey’s Encyclopedia of Freemasonry. Mackey (and Freemasonry) originally sourcing the virtues from Plato’s scheme, discussed in Republic Book IV, 426–435. Mackey writes of the cardinal virtues saying, The pre-eminent or principal virtues on […]

Chasing Aprons

BRYCE ON NONPROFITS What is more important, the institution or our vanity? Click for AUDIO VERSION. To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. As a follow-up to my recent column on “Do Just One Thing,” I want to describe another problem involving nonprofit organizations, and that is “Chasing […]

Two Trajectories For American Freemasonry: Consolidation Or Implosion

Brother Kennedy has been taking some undue flack lately for posting that Freemasonry is dying without posting much in the way of solutions. Masonic author of this site, Tim Bryce, writes, “You cannot treat a patient unless he knows he is sick.” So Kennedy’s first step was to let you know how bad the situation is. […]

Do Just One Thing

BRYCE ON NONPROFITS What can be done to rebuild declining nonprofit institutions? Click for AUDIO VERSION. To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send Tim a request. When I travel around town these days, I often run into old friends and neighbors who know my background regarding nonprofit organizations (I served on […]

The Death of Freemasonry: When Change Changes You

I haven’t said much on the subject of membership in Freemasonry (in general) and in the United States in particular, for some time. But with the buzz and interest in the last few posts (Freemasonry Is Dying, Bait & Switch, I Quit and Masonic Anti-Intellectualism A Crying Shame), I thought it necessary to pen a few thoughts […]

To Die Or Not To Die

“To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles And by opposing end them. To die—to sleep, No more;” The articles by Brothers Sean Kennedy and Stephen Dafoe regarding the […]