Texas Freemasonry: The Cost Of Endowments

There have recently been some excellent conversations in the Texas Freemasons group on Facebook. It’s a great group and I strongly recommend you ask to join if you’re a regular mason, especially if you’re also from Texas.

The topics of these discussions have been about dues and endowments. I’ve already written about dues before but I haven’t ever discussed endowed memberships, mainly because it is a Texas issue. Other states may have similar programs but I simply don’t know enough about them to have an opinion. 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.

As Masons, we are devoted to the continuous process of trying to become the best versions of ourselves. This isn’t an obtainable goal, and we know this because no man can ever be perfect.

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Why I Returned To Freemasonry

This post is a direct sequel to “Why I Left Freemasonry”. If you haven’t read it yet or watched the video then I’d encourage it if you’d like to get the most out of this post.

When I originally released my story about why I left Freemasonry I briefly talked about the things that would eventually bring me back to the fraternity.  This was intentional for several reasons, mainly because it didn’t occur to me that anyone might be interested in that part of my story and I wanted to focus on the reasons I left.

What I didn’t realize before I shared my story about why I left was that there are many brethren out there that left due to very similar experiences. After the original video was posted (and the blog post afterward) I have received many comments by brothers that have left for the same reasons and a few inquiries about what brought me back. 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. Continue reading

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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.  Continue reading

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“The Alchemical Keys To Masonic Ritual” by Timothy Hogan

In “The Alchemical Keys To Masonic Ritual”, Bro. Timothy Hogan seeks to provide links between Masonic ritual and symbolism with processes and symbols associated with alchemy. Continue reading

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Lodge Culture Part 2: Culture vs. Climate

This is the second 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. If you haven’t read the first post in the series you can find it here.

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