From Mason to Minister - Through the Lattice
Neil Cullan McKinlay
Nordskog Publishing Inc
An adventurous, captivating and poetic memoir of the author’s courageous and spiritual journey—from Scotland to Canada to Australia—in his quest to “find the Truth and know the living God.” Neither an apologetic nor a polemic, he corrects much misinterpretation and misunderstanding of Freemasonry. We learn how inspiration from Masonic teachings about Solomon’s Temple, the arch, and keystone led him to a deep study of the revelation from the Bible of the “stone the builders rejected” which is Christ. Readers will be uplifted, inspired, and delighted as they follow along with him in the discovery of his calling to become a minister.
Neil Cullan McKinlay was ordained as a minister of the Presbyterian Church of Australia in 1998. He became an Australian Army Chaplain in 2008. He is married to Dorothy, and they have three grown up daughters: Jennifer, Nina, and Fionna. Neil is Canadian born, but was raised in Scotland. Dorothy and he migrated to Canada from Scotland in 1980 and began a family. They moved to Australia’s sunny shores with their three daughters in 1990 and have resided there ever since.
Neil writes for a monthly Australian writer’s magazine called FreeXpresSion. He self-published a collection of these writings in a book titled The Song of Creation and Other Contemplations. His big brother Fearghas MacFhionnlaigh is a constant encouragement to his faith and was instrumental in the writing of From Mason to Minister.