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Thursday, May 19, 2011

"The Menaissance" by Brett McKay

A presentation by Brett McKay, founder of the Art of Manliness website, and co-author (with his wife Kate) of the book of the same name.

"The Menaissance is really about men holding themselves to a higher standard, and becoming the best, most well rounded man they can be."

Brother McKay is a member of Lodge Veritas No. 556 in Norman, Oklahoma.

Preach it, Brother.

H/T to Bro. Jeremy Gross.


  1. I follow this blog and it always has great information. What I love about it the most is it speaks to the culture of manliness and isn't a sexist attempt of humor. I saw this video by accident one day and have followed him since. Excellent stuff.

  2. I have been a member of Brother Brett's community for a few years, and I am consistently delighted by the quality of the men I meet there. It is a rare website where an Evangelical Christian, and a gay atheist can have a civil, mutually respectful conversation. It speaks to Bro. Brett's leadership that he provides a space where men can check their prejudices and respect each other in their discussions.

  3. I have enjoyed reading his blogs for a while now. I had no idea he was a Mason. Although I can't say I'm surprised.

  4. He was blogging before he was a Mason. There's actually a 'Freemasonry' group on the social aspect of his website, and within it a thread mentioning when he was initiated. Honestly not sure when he was passed/raised, or if he has been yet. But I think he search into honorable manliness led him to the craft. And he's certainly someone I don't have a problem representing us. Never heard him say anything that would reflect badly on Freemasonry, and I wish him only the best.

  5. Fantastic ideas all around! He reflects on some of the same topics in the Art of Charm podcast.

  6. Well done Brett. I'm watching from a far and love his content. Also been researching freemasonry as an drawn to the craft although am not a member myself. Brett can be a great spokesman for freemasonry - in in with the mennaisance


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