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Dec 14, 2017

We love y'all. Without you listeners, we wouldn't be doing this! Our love and thanks go out to you.

This week is a short (but sweet) minisode. Brothers Rhit, Billy, and Gabe talk about what they're thankful for and what they hope to see in the year to come. See y'all in January!

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

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Dec 7, 2017

The holiday season continues! Please join Brothers Rhit Moore, Billy Hamilton and Gabriel Jagush as they sit down for the fourth of the 2017 Quarryman's Holiday Roundtable episodes. As y'all already know, we are releasing shorter discussion episodes due to the business of the holiday season. We will be going dark for the last two weeks of December and the first week of January, but until then, pull up with cup of hot cider and have a listen!

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

00:00:35 - Host Introductions
00:04:25 - How should I dress when visiting another lodge?
00:11:59 - What if we combined US Jurisdictions into one General Grand Lodge or United Grand Lodge?
00:20:33 - How do you feel about the goat jokes, and how do you address them as an issue?
00:30:17 - What falls under the scope of "Masonic Education?"
00:36:29 - Fraternal Quote of the Week
00:37:02 - Closing Thoughts

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Nov 30, 2017

The holiday season continues! Please join Brothers Rhit Moore, Billy Hamilton and Gabriel Jagush as they sit down for the second of the 2017 Quarryman's Holiday Roundtable episodes. In order to spend time with our families and preserve what's left of our sanity, we'll be releasing shorter episodes based around discussion questions until the season has concluded. We thank you for your understanding and hope you'll enjoy the discussions as much as we do!

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

00:00:34 - Host Introductions
00:01:48 - Do invite-only orders promote the concept that all Freemasons are on the level?
00:15:04 - It has been over two years since I expressed my interest in becoming a freemason, is this normal (does it really take this long)?
00:20:49 - Can I join the Freeemasons as a Thelemite and social libertarian? 
00:30:38 - What lodge should I petition?
00:37:50 - Fraternal Quote of the Week
00:38:30 - Closing Thoughts

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Nov 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving! We wish peace and love to you and your families. Please join Brothers Rhit Moore, Billy Hamilton and Gabriel Jagush as they sit down for the second of the 2017 Quarryman's Holiday Roundtable episodes. In order to spend time with our families and preserve what's left of our sanity, we'll be releasing shorter episodes based around discussion questions until the season has concluded. We thank you for your understanding and hope you'll enjoy the discussions as much as we do!

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

 00:00:35 - Host Introductions
00:01:22 - Question #1: What does your meal prep routine look like - what are your tips for feeding an army?
00:14:21 - Question #2: I'm struggling with my boyfriend being a Mason. I'm jealous about not being able to know the secrets and I've heard some disturbing stories about the ritual. What's going on?
00:37:56 - Fraternal Quote of the Week
00:38:49 - Closing Thoughts

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Nov 16, 2017

Please join Brothers Rhit Moore, Billy Hamilton and Gabriel Jagush as they sit down for the first of the 2017 Quarryman's Holiday Roundtable episodes. In order to spend time with our families and preserve what's left of our sanity, we'll be releasing shorter episodes based around discussion questions until the season has concluded. We thank you for your understanding and hope you'll enjoy the discussions as much as we do!

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

00:00:34 - Host Introductions
00:05:09 - I choose to be unemplowed and I'm a felon - can I be a Mason?
00:22:41 - What is the difference between recognized, unrecognized, regular, irregular, and clandestine, and does it matter?
00:40:54 - Fraternal Quote of the Week
00:41:13 - Closing Thoughts

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Nov 9, 2017

Please join Brothers Rhit Moore, Billy Hamilton and Gabriel Jagush as they sit down with Brother Jason Banks and talk about Jason's experience in Masonry, and Masonry in the Stephenville area in general. Many thanks to Bro. Banks for coming onto the podcast!

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

00:00:35 - Host & Guest Introductions
00:02:47 - Discussion Question: What does the Shrine DO, exactly?
00:07:41 - Discussion Question: How did you feel after being initiated?
00:14:13 - Episode Content: Fraternal Spotlight - Jason Banks & Masonry in Stephenville
00:57:54 - Fraternal Quote of the Week
00:58:45 - Closing Thoughts

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Nov 2, 2017

Please join Brothers Rhit Moore, Billy Hamilton and Gabriel Jagush as they sit down to discuss the Masonic Funeral. We'll be revisiting this subject on a later date due to its rich depth, but we figured this would be a great jumping-off point for the discussion. What is a Masonic Funeral? How do you prepare for your funeral? What is our duty as Brothers to a departed member? What are some neat things that happen in other Jurisdictions? 

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

00:00:34 - Host Introductions
00:02:07 - Discussion Question: What are the "odds" of getting black-balled?
00:04:24 - Discussion Question: What kind of information is kept in Lodge records?
00:07:01 - Main Episode Content: Masonic Funerals
00:09:45 - General Overview
00:21:43 - Preparing for YOUR Masonic Funeral
00:32:55 - Duty of the Lodge Brethren to the Departed Brother
00:41:11 - Masonic Funeral Traditions in Other Jurisdictions
00:50:48 - Anti-Masonry at the Graveside
00:54:12 - Lessons Learned (in Short)
00:55:46 - Fraternal Quote of the Week
00:56:40 - Closing Thoughts

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Oct 26, 2017

Please join Brothers Rhit Moore, Billy Hamilton and Gabriel Jagush as they sit down to discuss the symbolism of the Entered Apprentice degree. Are the boys just improvising off Lightfoot's Commentaries? Can Gabe prove that Rhit is actually a Mason? What horrible technical difficulty will befall our protagonists this week?

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

00:00:35 - Host Introductions
00:01:12 - Webb Lodge Beehive Talk - Larry Fitzpatrick
00:06:06 - Go March in the Arlington Veteran's Day Parade!
00:08:14 - Discussion Questions
00:08:28 - Is Freemasonry a Gnostic Religion?
00:09:44 - Can a Freemason worship the Devil?
00:15:33 - Main Episode Content: Masonic Symbolism 102
00:17:14 - Light
00:34:41 - Signs & Tokens
00:51:51 - The North-East Corner
01:10:06 - Quote of the Week
01:10:40 - Closing Thoughts

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Oct 19, 2017

Please join Brothers Rhit Moore, Billy Hamilton and Gabriel Jagush as they sit down to discuss the symbolism of the Entered Apprentice degree. What's the deal with the blindfolds? How old are these traditions? Why is it important that the Senior Deacon walks on the left side of a candidate?

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

00:00:35 - Host Introductions
00:00:59 - Recap of Texas Masonic Family Day
00:03:47 - Discussion Questions
00:04:16 - Are polytheists welcome in Masonry?
00:12:13 - Getting involved in Templary as a non-Christian
00:20:33 - Main Episode Content: Masonic Symbolism 101
00:28:07 - Cold Feet
00:36:27 - Blindness
00:44:38 - The Cable-Tow
00:49:26 - Prayer
00:56:38 - Walking in Circles
01:09:34 - Fraternal Quote of the Week
01:10:53 - Closing Thoughts

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Oct 12, 2017

Please join Brothers Rhit Moore, Billy Hamilton, Gabriel Jagush, and special guest, Brother Christopher Livingston as they discuss Chris's essay, "Changing Masonry in a Changing World." How do we set goals? What differences do we need to be making? What needs to be fixed? More importantly, what doesn't need to be fixed?

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

00:00:34 - Host & Guest Introduction
00:02:17 - Discussion Questions
00:02:31 - I'm a prospective candidate for my Lodge. Is it appropriate to talk about hermeticism/the Occult/Golden Dawn/etc, with the members of the lodge?
00:06:36 - Is the York Rite the Christian side of Masonry?
00:08:49 - Main Episode Content: Christopher Livingston's "Changing Masonry in a Changing World"
01:16:41 - Fraternal Quote of the Week
01:18:22 - Closing Thoughts

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Oct 5, 2017

It's dangerous to go alone, take these: Regalia of the Grand Lodge of Texas and the weirder link, Polygrams and Polygons.

Please join Brothers Rhit Moore, Billy Hamilton, and Gabriel Jagush as they discuss the Masonic aprons found in the Grand Jurisdiction of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Texas. What's up with the plain white apron? Why is everything bigger in Texas? What gives with the super odd-looking Grand Master's apron?

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

00:00:35 - Host Introductions
00:01:26 - A mobile app for Lodge?
00:10:08 - Discussion Questions
00:10:15 - What are your favorite Masonic blogs?
00:14:07 - What is the Rite of Memphis-Misraim?
00:20:37 - Main Episode Content: the Texas Masonic Apron
00:22:09 - The Rite of Investiture
00:29:04 - Origin of Cloth Aprons in Lodges
00:35:56 - Correct and Incorrect Past Master Aprons
00:48:39 - Geometric Construction of the Apron
00:54:13 - Aprons of the Grand Lodge Officers
00:57:21 - The Grand Tiler
01:02:18 - The Grand Persuivant
01:04:49 - The Grand Junior Steward
01:06:08 - The Grand Senior Steward
01:07:00 - The Grand Junior Deacon
01:11:45 - The Grand Senior Deacon
01:12:32 - The Grand Marshall
01:15:56 - The Grand Orator
01:20:15 - The Grand Chaplain
01:23:11 - The Grand Treasurer
01:26:14 - The Grand Secretary
01:28:45 - The Grand Junior Warden
01:29:37 - The Grand Senior Warden
01:30:08 - The Deputy Grand Master
01:30:53 - The Grand Master
01:34:51 - District Deputy Grand Masters
01:35:46 - Committee on Work Members
01:37:01 - Tranquility Lodge #2000
01:40:22 - The Texas Lodge of Research
01:44:22 - Fraternal Quote of the Week
01:46:11 - Closing Thoughts

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Sep 28, 2017

Please join Brothers Rhit Moore, and Gabriel Jagush as they discuss one of their favorite books - "The Initiatic Experience" by Brother Robert Herd. It's a really great book, and it's a quick read. How does ancient ritual affect our modern practices? What's the point of ritual in the first place? How do we best convey a meaningful Masonic experience? 

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

Bookmarks:
00:00:34 - Host Introductions00:00:34 - Host Introductions
00:00:57 - Discussion Question: As Junior Warden, how should I be preparing for the future to come?
00:05:01 - Discussion Question: How do you feel about non-Masons buying Masonic stuff, or Masons buying stuff from bodies they don't belong to?
00:08:36 - Main Episode Content: The Initiatic Experience by Brother Robert Herd
01:05:07 - Closing Thoughts
01:07:42 - Fraternal Quote of the Week

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Sep 21, 2017

Please join Brothers Rhit Moore, Billy Hamilton, and Gabriel Jagush as they discuss the Fibonacci Series and the Golden Ratio! We're finally breaking the ice of sacred geometry, and still only just scraping the surface. It's a wonder this hasn't come up sooner! What's the Golden Ratio? What's up with nautilus shells? Is the human body proof of Divine designs? Are the colors of the Royal Arch Veils a reference to something else? All this, and more!

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

Bookmarks:
00:00:30 - Host & Guest Introductions
00:00:50 - Rhit's Grand Lodge Adventure
00:04:15 - Congrats to Right EMINENT Grand Commander Sir Knight Jack Harper II (Editor's note: Gabe apologizes for the Excellent/Eminent confusion)
00:04:42 - Discussion Questions
00:04:48 - What are all the pictures of boots and crotches I see on Facebook that are tagged #TXRCP?
00:06:43 - What is this strange salute that I have seen during the Honor to the Texas flag?
00:09:52 - Main Episode Content: The Fibonacci Series & The Golden Ratio
00:49:25 - Quote of the Week
00:50:43 - Closing Thoughts

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Sep 14, 2017

Please join Brothers Rhit Moore, Billy Hamilton, Gabriel Jagush, and their special guest, Brother Roberto Sanchez, as they talk about Brother Roberto's new book, "The True Masonic Experience!" What can we fix with Masonry today? How are we failing? What traditions do we need to bring back? All this, and more!


The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!


Bookmarks:
00:00:39 - Host & Guest Introductions
00:02:20 - Listener/Discussion Questions
00:02:28 - What do you think of a lodge broadcasting business portions of Stated Meeting via WebX/GoToMeeting/etc?
00:04:59 - How do we best defend ourselves from white supremacists trying to infiltrate Masonry?
00:09:33 - Main Episode Content: Fraternal Spotlight w/ Roberto Sanchez & his book, "The True Masonic Experience"
02:04:12 - Fraternal Quote of the Week
02:05:38 - Host Closing Thoughts
02:07:36 - Roberto's Closing Thoughts


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Sep 7, 2017

Let's talk about symbolism! Please join Brothers Rhit Moore, Gabriel Jagush, and Billy Hamilton as they discuss some of the non-secret symbols from the Master's degree. How does all of this tie into the Craft? Is Gabe reaching too far to find symbolism? What's up with all of the historical inaccuracies in the description of the 47th Problem of Euclid? What the heck are all these symbols that aren't familiar to our brethren outside of the Preston-Webb framework? All this, and more!

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

Bookmarks:
00:00:39 - Host Introductions
00:01:09 - Listener/Discussion Questions
00:01:33 - Why is it a Masonic offense to join the Widow's Sons Masonic Rider Association in Texas?
00:13:19 - Main Episode Content: Masonic Symbolism 301
00:16:20 - The Three Steps
00:40:27 - The Pot of Incense
00:48:51 - The Beehive
01:02:38 - The Book of Constitutions Guarded by the Tiler's Sword
01:08:26 - The Sword Pointing to the Naked Heart & the All-Seeing Eye
01:16:18 - The Anchor & the Ark
01:23:10 - The 47th Problem of Euclid
01:36:52 - The Hourglass
01:43:51 - The Scythe
01:53:39 - The Ninth or Last Class of Emblems
01:57:09 - Fraternal Quote of the Week
01:57:40 - Closing Thoughts

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Aug 31, 2017

Let's talk about social media! Brothers Rhit Moore, Grant Gates, and Gabriel Jagush talk with our special guest, Brother Kyle Wahlquist, the administrator of the Texas Freemasons Facebook page, as he joins us to talk about building, maintaining, and using an online presence in relation to the Craft. Brother Kyle has some pretty great insight on the subject and we really recommend listening this episode if you are trying to establish a digital lodge presence! What makes Kyle tick? What does it meant to use social media as a 21st Century Mason? How do you effectively use social media as a lodge tool? How do you safely use social media?


The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!


Bookmarks:
00:00:39 - Host & Guest Introductions
00:03:07 - Discussion Questions
00:03:10 - Masonic Jokes
00:05:04 - How do you feel about practicing ritual with your significant other?
00:07:36 - Episode Content: Social Media & the Modern Mason with Kyle Walhquist
01:46:50 - Fraternal Quote of the Week
01:48:51 - Closing Thoughts


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Aug 24, 2017

Part three of three! Here we take a look at the Blue Lodge degree that receives the least love but has the most to offer in terms of learning. The Fellowcraft degree is deep and rich - it's hard to discuss it outside a tyled lodge, so we'll be talking in generalities for the most part. What do you do with so much knowledge? What's the best way to look for light? Let's tackle this. Please join Brothers Rhit Moore and Gabriel Jagush as they discuss the Fellowcraft degree.

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

Bookmarks:
00:00:39 - Host Introductions
00:01:54 - 64th.org Updates
00:03:18 - Traveling as a New Mason
00:06:52 - Interjurisdictional Visits & Facebook Facilitation
00:09:28 - Episode Content: I'm a Fellowcraft, What Now?
01:06:52 - Quote of the Week
01:07:14 - Closing Thoughts

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Aug 17, 2017

Let's reel it WAY back. You've been initiated as a Mason... Where do you go from here? We've decided to expand our episode, "I'm Finally a Master Mason - Now What?" to include the Entered Apprentice and Fellowcraft degrees. While the path is narrower, and more-clearly defined, it's often difficult to get the best mileage out of these two degrees. Please join Brothers Rhit Moore, Grant Gates, and Gabriel Jagush, as they discuss just some of the many ways you can make the most out of being an Entered Apprentice.Let's reel it WAY back. You've been initiated as a Mason... Where do you go from here? We've decided to expand our episode, "I'm Finally a Master Mason - Now What?" to include the Entered Apprentice and Fellowcraft degrees. While the path is narrower, and more-clearly defined, it's often difficult to get the best mileage out of these two degrees. Please join Brothers Rhit Moore, Grant Gates, and Gabriel Jagush, as they discuss just some of the many ways you can make the most out of being an Entered Apprentice.

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

Bookmarks:
00:00:34 - Host Introductions
00:02:18 - In-Person Question: Why Can't Women Be Masons? (And why Gabe won't answer that question on the podcast today)
00:06:41 - Main Content: "I'm an Entered Apprentice, Now What?"
00:07:56 - Questions for Entered Apprentices to Ask
00:39:11 - Memory Work: the Why & How of Conquering the Beast
01:11:43 - General Information for Entered Apprentices
01:36:45 - Fraternal Quote of the Week & Closing Thoughts

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Aug 10, 2017

So, you're a master mason now. Where do you go from here, and what's in it for you? Please join brothers Rhit Moore and Gabriel Jagush as they try and tackle the challenge of leaving the structured safety of going through the degrees, and getting lost in the world of the travelling man. Sure, the world is your oyster, but how do you take advantage of that? What's your motivation to keep going? How do you go through that process? Where do you find value in Lodge? How do you best use your Masonic career as a learning tool? How do you master yourself? We'll tackle all this and more on this episode. We'll also address some questions about last episode's content!

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

Bookmarks:
00:00:35 - Host Introduction
00:01:10 - Legal Clarifications on Title V of Grand Lodge Law and the Grandmaster's Decisions
00:03:49 - Listener/Discussion Questions
00:04:13 - What are the rules for using a holy book other than the Bible for degree work?
00:06:59 - Can I be a Knight Templar if I am not a Christian?
00:09:09 - Rhit asks a question and Gabe begins rambling about the York Rite
00:13:54 - Main Episode Content: "I'm Finally a Master Mason - Now What?"
00:16:23 - Setting Goals: The Finite Playing Field vs the Infinite Playing Field
00:18:23 - Staying Motivated When You Get Lost in the Quarries
00:32:09 - The Process of Becoming a Better Man
00:41:24 - Finding Value in Your Lodge
00:53:12 - The Lodge as a Classroom
01:04:54 - Mastery of the Self
01:26:38 - Fraternal Quote of the Week
01:27:57 - Closing Thoughts


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Aug 3, 2017

Join Brothers Rhit Moore, Grant Gates, and Gabriel Jagush as they sit down to discuss "The Laws of the Grand Lodge of Texas, A.F. & A.M.," colloquially known as the "Grand Lodge Law Book." This is an essential read for any Texan Mason, as is the respective law book for our brothers in other Jurisdictions. Gabe has a lot of questions, and Rhit and Grant have a lot of answers. Can you get in trouble for suggesting changes to the rules? Are you allowed to be a Communist and join a Masonic Lodge in Texas? Who's in charge of the rules, anyway, and what happens when you break them? Learn the answers to these questions, and more, in this episode!

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

Major Bookmarks:
00:00:39 - Host Introductions
00:02:08 - Discussion Question: What ritual parts are you currently learning?
00:07:48 - Discussion Question: Can Mormons be Masons?
00:10:51 - Main Episode Content: "Following the Rules - Grand Lodge Law"
01:12:42 - Fraternal Quote of the Week
01:13:41 - Closing Thoughts

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Jul 27, 2017

Read this first!
http://lancekennedy.com/2017/06/09/10-propositions-for-texas-freemasonry/

Please join Brothers Rhit Moore, and Gabriel Jagush as they sit down with Brother Lance Kennedy for the second of two episodes discussing Brother Lance's article, "10 Propositions for Texas Freemasonry." TWe mentioned that this article caused some controversy and good discussion - this half is where it really gets going. This episode covers Lance's last seven points: "Academia", "Enter the Mysteries", "Memento Mori", "Tacere", "Männerbund Metaphysics", "Remove the Dying Appendages", and "Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is." The ninth point, "Remove the Dying Appendages," has gotten an especially interesting amount of attention, and we highly recommend listening to that section of the podcast in particular.

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

Major Bookmarks:
00:00:35 - Host & Guest Introductions
00:00:50 - Listener/Discussion Question: Should I wait until after college to join Masonry?
00:01:00 - Main Content: Lance Kennedy's "10 Propositions for Texas Freemasonry"
00:01:03 - 4th Point: "Academia"
00:20:43 - 5th Point: "Enter the Mysteries"
00:37:12 - 6th Point: "Memento Mori"
00:51:16 - 7th Point: "Tacere"
00:55:49 - 8th Point: "Männerbund Metaphysics"
01:02:51 - 9th Point: "Remove the Dying Appendages"
01:18:05 - 10th Point: "Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is"
01:26:50 - Fraternal Quote of the Week
01:27:25 - Lance's Contact Info & Closing Words

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Jul 20, 2017

Read this first!
http://lancekennedy.com/2017/06/09/10-propositions-for-texas-freemasonry/

Please join Brothers Rhit Moore, Grant Gates, and Gabriel Jagush as they sit down with Brother Lance Kennedy for the first of two episodes discussing Brother Lance's article, "10 Propositions for Texas Freemasonry." This has been a pretty stimulating read! It has stirred both controversy and fruitful discussion. This episode covers Lance's first three points: "Guard the West Gate", "Aristocrats of the Soul", and "Leave the Gavel Be." We are excited to have this discussion and hope that others can get a lot of mileage out of it.

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

Major Bookmarks:
00:00:39 - Host & Guest Introductions
00:02:31 - Listener/Discussion Question: Does your Lodge have a time capsule?
00:05:22 - Main Episode Content: Lance Kennedy's 10 Propositions for Texas Freemasonry
00:11:26 - An introduction to "10 Propositions"
00:40:21 - 1st Point: "Guard the West Gate"
00:57:46 - 2nd Point: "Aristocrats of the Soul"
01:12:00 - 3rd Point: "Leave the Gavel Be"
01:30:19 - Fraternal Quote of the Week

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Jul 13, 2017

The funeral of Sam E.J. Levisee will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Greenwood Chapel, located at 3100 White Settlement Road, Fort Worth, TX, US, 76107. We will miss him dearly.

Please join Brothers Rhit Moore, Grant Gates, and Gabriel Jagush as they sit down with this week's special guest, Brother Robert Marshall, Past Master & sitting Secretary of Waco Lodge #92. Brother Robert is incredibly passionate about history and has a lot to bring to the table for Masonry in Texas. In this episode, we chat about being younger guys in a fraternity of older men, notable figures in the history of Waco #92, how we have to look at our past to understand our future, how a brother of Waco #92 got away with murdering one of the founders of the City of Fort Worth, how to preserve old documents, how and why to make meetings shorter, the party after Grand Lodge that so many people have talked about, and much, much more!

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

Major Bookmarks:
00:00:00 - Obituary for Sam E.J. Levisee
00:02:19 - Eulogy for Sam (by Rhit Moore)
00:08:48 - Host & Guest Introductions
00:11:18 - Listener/Discussion Questions
00:11:57 - Discussion Question: Does your Lodge/building have any resident ghosts?
00:16:50 - Episode Content: Lone Star Masonry w/ Special Guest, Robert Marshall
02:06:26 - Robert's Closing Thoughts
02:07:10 - Fraternal Quote of the Week - Illustrious Brother Arturo de Hoyos
02:08:23 - Waco #92 Contact Info / Plugs

Minor Bookmarks:
00:22:00 - Being a younger guy in an older fraternity
00:26:32 - Notable figures in Waco #92
00:40:36 - Relating across generations
00:43:23 - Looking backwards to go forwards
00:50:26 - What motivates Robert
00:51:28 - Cool discoveries in the Waco #92 archives
01:00:04 - John Wayne and George Washington are overrated (It's not what you think, we swear)
01:09:36 - How a brother of Waco #92 got away with murdering one of the founders of the City of Fort Worth
01:22:01 - the importance of traveling
01:23:48 - How the archival process of old documents works
01:35:10 - Making meetings shorter
01:40:09 - The importance of being friends as well as brothers
01:59:51 - The Party at Grand Lodge, Round 2

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Jul 6, 2017

Please join Brothers Rhit Moore, and Gabriel Jagush this week as we sit down with our special guest, Brother David Bindel, the 2016-2017 Worshipful Master of Jewel P. Lightfoot Lodge #1283! "JPL," as it is known, has attracted a lot of attention for their high-calibre take on the Craft. We finally got the chance to sit down with Brother David and have a chat, and boy, it was great. We'd like to thank David for taking the time to hang out with us! This is our first 2+ hour podcast - just barely - so be advised, you're in for a good ride.

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

00:00:34 - Host & Guest Introductions
00:02:59 - Discussion Question: is being a great leader and running a great lodge the same thing?
00:05:53 - Episode Subject: Jewel P Lightfoot Lodge
02:05:33 - Closing Thoughts
02:06:53 - Weekly Fraternal Quote

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Jun 29, 2017

Please join Brothers Rhit Moore, Grant Gates, and Gabriel Jagush this week as we sit down with our special guest, Worshipful Master-elect of Arlington Lodge #438, Brother Corey Harris. Brother Corey is getting ready to be installed in the east in a few days and we wanted to pick his brain for a bit. What does Corey want to get done this year? What is the history of Arlington #438? Who are those guys wearing the weird(er) hats at the Scottish Rite dinners? What sound awakens the slumbering Sam Gibbins? All this and more, this week!

The Fort Worth Lodge #148 Podcast would also like to urge you to donate blood if you are medically able. Your time and precious gift, can and DOES save lives. Thanks!

00:00:35 - Host & Guest Introductions
00:04:15 - Masonic News
00:08:12 - Discussion Question: What non-princippal, non-progressive line officership do you want to see take a bigger role in your lodge?
00:18:43 - Episode Content: Fraternal Spotlight - Corey Harris
01:34:28 - Upcoming Events
01:37:36 - Closing Thoughts
01:39:32 - Fraternal Quote of the Week

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