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52 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
Episode 31: Meet, Act, and Part-Episode 31-Civics
Greg and Darin discuss Civics and how Freemasonry encourages you to be civic-minded. They also discuss social media and how it has had a negative impact on the practice of civics. They discuss Bro. Chuck Dunning's essay entitled: "A Masonic Response to Media Manipulation" (https://chuckdunning.com/writings/a-masonic-response-to-media-manipulation/) as a guide to help Masons combat some of the issues that Media (especially social media) is causing.
56 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
Episode 30: Meet, Act, and Part-Episode 30-Lodge Culture
Michael Arce, an emeritus contributor to the Midnight Freemasons and creator of Craftsman Online, stops by to discuss Lodge culture with Greg, Bill and Darin.
44 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
Episode 29: Meet, Act and Part-Episode 29-Know Thyself
Greg, Todd, Bill and Darin talk about the concept of Knowing Thyself and how it relates to Freemasonry.
54 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
Episode 28: Meet, Act and Part-Episode 28-2020 Recap
Greg, Bill, and Darin discuss the episodes of 2020 and some of the challenges that Freemasonry faced.
54 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
Episode 27: Meet, Act and Part-Episode 27-So You're Worshipful Master
Greg, Bill, and Darin discuss their experiences as Worshipful Master and give some advice to those who are new to the East.
56 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
Episode 26: Meet, Act and Part-Episode 26-Leadership vs. Management
The newest regular contributor to The Midnight Freemasons Blog, Chris Hathaway, joins Greg and Darin to discuss Leadership vs. Management in Freemasonry. WB Christopher J. Hathaway was raised in Catlin Masonic Lodge #285 and is the current Worshipful Master of Bloomington Masonic Lodge #43. He belongs to the Valley of Danville, AASR where he is the Most Wise Master of the George E. Burow Chapter of Rose Croix and Membership Chairman. Other appendant bodies include the Gao Grotto, Mohammed Shiners, and the Illinois Lodge of Research. Outside of the lodge, he enjoys spending time with his wife Taylor and cheering on the Fighting Illini and Chicago Cubs.
73 minutes | Nov 6, 2020
Meet, Act and Part-Episode 25-Talent Development in Freemasonry
Greg, Darin, and Bill are joined by two special guests, Robert Johnson and Lisa Goodpaster to discuss Darin's recent article on the Midnight Freemason's blog: http://www.midnightfreemasons.org/2020/10/does-freemasonry-develop-talent.html RW. Robert Johnson is the Managing Editor of the Midnight Freemasons blog. He is a Freemason out of the 1st N.E. District of Illinois. He currently serves as the Secretary of Waukegan Lodge No. 78 where he is a Past Master. He is also a Past District Deputy Grand Master for the 1st N.E. District of Illinois. Brother Johnson currently produces and hosts weekly Podcasts (internet radio programs) Whence Came You? & Masonic Radio Theatre which focuses on topics relating to Freemasonry. He is also a co-host of The Masonic Roundtable, a Masonic talk show. He is a husband and father of four, works full time in the executive medical industry and is also an avid home brewer. He is the co-author of "It's Business Time",https://www.amazon.com/Its-Business-Time-Corporate-Freemasonry/dp/1980830126, a book on adapting corporate strategies for the Craft and is currently working on a book of Masonic essays and one on Occult Anatomy to be released soon. He can be reached at email@example.com. Lisa Goodpaster is the Associate Director of Project Management with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s nascent Carle Illinois College of Medicine. Lisa’s talent development experience spans training and development, management, coaching, consulting, and project and program management over the last 22 years. She has been in and around the healthcare sector for almost 30 years. Lisa has also been certified and trained with the Red Cross, American Heart Association, and the Bayer Institute. She has presented and been an adviser to her organization’s leadership development institute and currently serves as a mentor at the Illinois Leadership Center. Lisa earned a bachelor’s degree in community health education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned master’s degrees from the University of St. Francis in Health Services Administration and Training and Development. She has also completed doctorate level courses in organizational development and behavior. Lisa has been a member of Association for Talent Development (ATD), formerly ASTD, for over 15 years. She served on the board for the Heart of Central Illinois Chapter and as President in 2016. She also served nationally as a member of the Chapter Recognition Committee from 2016-2017 and as Chair in 2018. She has been a National Advisor for Chapters since 2018. Beginning January 2021, she will serve as Chair for the National Advisor for Chapters and serve on the ATD Board of Directors for a two-year term.
42 minutes | Oct 23, 2020
Meet, Act and Part-Episode 24-John Paul Gomez
John Paul Gomez of Fraternal Ties (https://www.fraternalties.com/) stops by and talks with Greg, Bill, and Darin. Topics include: Why he started his company, differences between Freemasonry in Canada and the United States, His experiences immigrating to Canada from the Philippines, and how Freemasonry influenced the Philippine revolution against the Spanish.
62 minutes | Sep 27, 2020
Meet, Act and Part-Episode 23-Russ Charvonia
MWPGM of the Grand Lodge of California, Russ Charvonia, talks with Greg, Bill, and Darin about Civility and his involvement with the Masonic Family Civility Project. We also discuss mentoring and its relationship to civility. You can find out more about the Masonic Family Civility Project at https://www.masoniccivility.org/. To access the toolkit that Russ discusses, visit: http://www.civilityresources.com/Civility-Resources.html/
55 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
Meet, Act and Part-Episode 22-Dago Rodriguez
Dago Rodriguez talks with Greg, Bill and Darin about The Southern California Research Lodge, the latest issue of Fraternal Review which is focused on Masonic Style, a preview of his presentation this weekend at Chicago Masonic-con, and much much more.
51 minutes | Aug 31, 2020
Meet, Act and Part-Episode 21-A conversation with a Greek Freemason
Our good friend,Sotiris Sakellarios, joins Greg, Bill and Darin this episode to discuss Freemasonry in Greece among other topics.
34 minutes | Aug 17, 2020
Meet, Act and Part-Episode-20-The Master's Charges
Greg and Darin discuss the charges to the Master from the Grand Lodge of Illinois A.F. & A.M. Book of Ceremonials for the Installation of Officers, which are given during the installation of the Worshipful Master.
47 minutes | Jul 27, 2020
Meet, Act and Part-Episode 19-T.S. Akers
T.S. Akers drops buy to talk with Bill, Greg and Darin about history of the Five Tribes and Freemasonry in Oklahoma, A former Grandmaster of The Grand Lodge of Oklahoma who was impeached as Governor because of Yoga, Union Jack Socks, The Spanish Flu and Comparisons to the Covid-19 pandemic and much more.
45 minutes | Jul 13, 2020
Meet, Act and Part-Episode 18-Robert Sullivan IV
Brother Robert W. Sullivan IV joins Greg, Bill and Darin this episode to discuss the Royal Arch of Enoch, Oak Island, Cinema Symbolism and much more! You can support Robert by purchasing his books here: https://robertwsullivaniv.com/buy-the-book/
57 minutes | Jun 29, 2020
Meet, Act and Part-Episode 17-A conversation with an English Mason
Bro. Matthew Christmas stops by to discuss the differences between English and American Craft Masonry, as well as the differences between the appendant bodies, and the English attitude towards Women and Freemasonry. Matthew was initiated in the Apollo University Lodge No. 357 on 25th February 1989 (aged 21) and raised on 3rd June 1989. Apollo is the lodge for those at the University of Oxford and he joined in his final year.He is also a Past Master of the Lodge of Honor & Generosity No. 165 in London. He is a past Principal of his Holy Royal Chapter, Apollo University Chapter No. 357, he is a PM and is Secretary of the University Lodge of Mark Masters No. 55 and is a Past Provincial Grand Senior Warden of the Province of Oxfordshire. He is a Past Commander Noah and is Scribe of the Oxford University Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No.55 and a holder of RAM Provincial Grand Rank. He is a Past Thrice Illustrious Master of the Royal and Select Masters (Cryptic Rite). He is a Past Provincial Junior Grand Warden in the Royal Order of Scotland. He is a Past Preceptor of the Preceptory (formerly Encampment) of Coeur de Lion No. 29 in the Knights Templar and a Past Provincial Herald, as well as being a Knight of Malta. He wrote its 150th anniversary history. He is a Past Most Wise Sovereign of the Grand Metropolitan Chapter of Princes Rose Croix of Heredom, Ancient & Accepted Rite (He wrote its 150th anniversary history also) and he is First General of the Oxford and Cambridge University Chapter No. 45. He is 30th Degree. (There are big differences in how 30-32 degrees are awarded in England which we discuss). He is the current Most Puissant Sovereign of the University Conclave of the Red Cross of Constantine. He is also a member of the Order of the Secret Monitor, Operatives, SRIA, Knight Templar Priests, the Allied Masonic Degrees and the Commemorative Order of St Thomas of Acon. He is a member of a Display Team working the KTP Appendant Degrees. He is a former Writer of the University Board of Corks and a founder of a Fleet Board of Corks in London. He has written articles on ritual and degrees for Freemasonry Today and has lectured on rites and ritual connections around the country. He is a former Trustee and Governor of the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys. He is a former teacher and Headmaster. He is now Head of Stakeholder Engagement at a leading educational charity. He has an MA from the University of Oxford and is a former Major in the Territorial Army within the Royal Regiment of Artillery. He also is a former member of the British Debating Team and has toured the USA debating three times (He has been to 34 states).
42 minutes | Jun 2, 2020
Meet, Act and Part-Episode 16-Maynard Edwards
Bro.Maynard Edwards,host of "The Tyler's Place" podcast, https://scottishrite.org/media-publications/the-tylers-place-podcast/, stops by to talk about his podcast, the SMJ's "Master Craftsman" program, and Masonic education among other topics.
47 minutes | May 11, 2020
Meet, Act & Part-Episode 15-Michael Poll
Michael Poll, author of "Measured Expectations" and the new work: "The Scottish Rite Papers" and editor of the Masonic Society Journal, stops by to talk about Masonic Education, publishing Masonic works, and the Battle of New Orleans among other topics with Greg, Bill and Darin.
29 minutes | May 4, 2020
Meet, Act & Part-Episode 14-MWB Stephen F. Oakley
MWB Stephen F. Oakley, Most Worshipful Grandmaster of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons for the State of Illinois is our guest this week. MWB Oakley discusses his masonic background, the best thing about being Grandmaster, and gives some guidance about how Illinois Lodges will resume business among other topics.
41 minutes | May 2, 2020
Meet, Act & Part-Episode 13-Erik Marks
Midnight Freemason contributor and LCSW Erik Marks joins Greg and Darin to discuss mental health and Freemasonry.
34 minutes | Apr 27, 2020
Meet, Act & Part - Episode 12 - Making the World Better From Home
Todd Creason leads Greg, Bill and Darin in a discussion regarding things we can do while confined to our homes to make the world a better place.
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