Saw a blog article about the history of ownership of the LDS Kirtland Temple which was opened in 1833 and is pictured above. The picture reminded me of the Masonic Temple in Bannak, Mt which Lietta and I visited a couple of years ago. The Williamsburg Virginia Lodge and the Warsaw, Ny Lodge show essentially … More Masons and Mormon Temple Builders
Why Can’t We All Just Agree? Having been accused of being a liberal far more times than a conservative, I’m drawn again to the impacts of what professionals refer to as “socialization” where communities, cultures – even celebrities without credentials – strongly influence the general attitudes in place. There are areas of my community, of … More Myth, Herds and Freemasonry
Effective contribution to civic discourse: What I learned about being so right I might also be wrong. The greatest American Heroes are those willing to learn about sharing opinion … and then share it. To my chagrin, I have not tried to be a great American Hero, rather a Johnny One-Note who encourages political polarization … More Civic Duty and American Freemasonry
Many people introduce themselves in categorized or labeled ways. Some might do so by describing themselves as a “Southerner” or a “Yankee” or politically as a Conservative or Liberal. (Since I live in Washington State, my sister calls me a “tree-hugging, mocha-snarfing Northwesterner.”) My primary spiritual foundation as a Freemason is my “walk” in a … More Walking in a Mason’s Path: 21st Century Conformity or Liberty and Freedom?
FRIEND AND BROTHER:—It was the will of the Great Spirit that we should meet together this day. He orders all things and has given us a fine day for our council. He has taken His garment from before the sun and caused it to shine with brightness upon us. Our eyes are opened that we see … More Reasonable Questions (Red Jacket Letter)
A model outlined by one of our Lights might be a road map. Isaiah 61 and Luke 4: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me” Although we have that choice, we have not been called to join a church or be validated by the formality of an organized sect. God, the Eternal Father in Heaven communes … More We are taught to believe in doing good to all men. What might that look like?