The Masonic Round Table - A weekly hangout of Masons from across the country.
A large part of the Masonic journey is for every member or brother to travel. It allows one to understand the amazing nature of our organization and why we have existed for well over 400 years. For those that are not able to travel, the internet has created amazing opportunities to communicate with brothers from around the world that would otherwise been at a perpetual distance. That being said, a few brothers have put together a podcast/ video cast in which they explore and discuss many masonic related themes with brothers from across the country. Here is a bit about their podcast. The “Knights” of The Masonic Roundtable were assembled in February 2014 with the duty to spread Masonic light around the world. Current Knights Jon T. Ruark Bro. Jon Ruark is a Past Master of The Patriot Lodge No. 1957 in Fairfax, VA. His love of technology and gadgets led him to start The Masonic Roundtable as a Hangout on Air. His Masonic interests lean toward the esoteric and philosophical aspects of the fraternity. He lives in Virginia with his wife, 4 children, and 2 cats; Tesla and Edison. Jason M. Richards Bro. Jason Richards is the sitting Worshipful Master of Acacia Lodge No. 16 in Clifton, VA, where he was raised in 2012, and a member of The Colonial Lodge No. 1821 in Washington, DC. His favorite Masonic topics include the history of American Freemasonry, the sociocultural impact of Freemasonry, and the history and evolution of Masonic mythos. He is also active in the Allied Masonic Degrees and the Royal Arch. In addition to his work on The Masonic Roundtable, Jason is the writer of the Masonic blog “The 2-Foot Ruler: Masonry in Plain Language” (http://www.2footruler.wordpress.com) and an emeritus contributor to the Midnight Freemasons blog. He lives in Virginia with his wife, son, cats, and ever-expanding collection of bow ties. Juan Sepulveda Bro. Juan ‘One’ Sepulveda is a member of Orange Blossom Lodge No. 80 F. & A.M. in Kissimmee Florida. He is a professional artist and shortly after becoming a Freemason, he decided to develop a collection of Masonic Art and Custom Masonic Aprons. It was a natural progression to his creative work, since he is passionate for history, Masonic education and allegorical teachings. Today, Juan’s artwork is part of private and corporate collections in the United States, South America, The Caribbean, Europe and Australia. Juan Sepúlveda is the host of The Winding Stairs Freemasonry Podcast and is a public speaker who specializes in the topics of Art, Freemasonry and the art of self improvement. Robert Johnson Bro. Robert Johnson is a Freemason out of the First North-East District of Illinois, and is a Past Master and current Secretary of Waukegan Lodge #78. He is also a member of the York Rite bodies Royal Arch, Cryptic Council, Knights Templar, AMD and the Scottish Rite (32nd degree). Brother Johnson currently produces and hosts the weekly Podcast (internet radio program) Whence Came You? which focuses on Freemasonry ( www.wcypodcast.com ). In addition, produces video shorts focusing on driving interest in the Fraternity and will write original Masonic papers from time to time. He is the managing editor of the “Midnight Freemasons” blog as well. He is a husband and father of 4. He works full time in the safety industry and is also a photographer on the side as well as an avid home brewer. He is also working on three books, all of which are Masonic in nature. Also, he does not have any cats. Emeritus Knights Nick Johnson Bro. Nick Johnson is best known as the lead blogger at the Millennial Freemason blog. A lover of codes, symbols, esoteric craziness, and “secret” stuff, he became interested in Freemasonry and its symbols as a young man. With the help of his grandfather, Bro. Nick joined Corinthian Lodge No. 67 in Farmington, MN in the spring of 2006 and served as Master in 2010. He is also a Past High Priest of Corinthian Chapter No. 33, RAM, Deputy Master of Northfield Council No. 12, R&SM, and Generalissimo of Faribault Commandery No. 8. He’s also involved in AMD, Knight Masons, and the Sovereign College. He lives in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area with his wife and kids, and some cats. Visit the podcast here. CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE MASONIC ROUND TABLE.