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Fearing the Truth

There is an interesting verse in II Thessalonians 2:10, where Paul speaks of those people who will spiritually perish because they refused to love the

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Finding Contentment

There is an intriguing quote that I often share with men as they struggle with life. It comes from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist John Cheever

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Song of Songs

What is love? Join Dr. Mark Gignilliat from Beeson Divinity School, as he teaches on the book of Song of Solomon, also called Song of

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Say What?

Dr. Steve Singletary is our guest blogger for today. Steve has been at The Center since 2009 and focuses his work on teaching, discipleship training, leadership equipping and

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Our Struggles With Boredom

Modern technology brings about change so quickly that the harmful effects are generally not discovered before they are irreversible and before we realize how destructive

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The Cut Flower Culture

I am continually amazed at the contradictory nature of the secular worldview that rules our land, particularly when it comes to morality. Randy Newman, who

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The Triple-A Formula

When a tragic accident left Will Mitchell with disfiguring burns, he focused on his possibilities instead of his problems. Although he’d lost his fingers he

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Understanding Humility

Being humble is not something that comes naturally to us as human beings. I have found that most people do not really know what humility

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Faking It Through Life

Have you ever thought about how common it is for people to fake it through life? That is, to show yourself to be something you’re

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Transforming Your Work

I recently read about Adam Grant, a Wharton School of business professor who studies how people find motivation and meaning at work. He points out

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What is the Answer?

I have been writing weekly blogs since 2014. As I look back, I realize I have written a number of them in response to mass

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Is Your Child Perfect?

Recently in The Washington Post, there was an article on how perfectionism is destroying our young adults’ mental health. Parents are pushing their children to

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The Power of Shame

I am discovering that many men suffer silently from shame. Shame has so much to do with the way you see yourself. Your sense of

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Keystone Habits

Back in 1987, Alcoa hired Paul O’Neil as its new CEO. Alcoa, which had been in business for over 100 years, was struggling and needed

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The Humble Christ

BCC Men’s Breakfast | April 15, 2022 Richard E. Simmons III spoke at our BCC Breakfast at The Country Club of Birmingham. Watch on YouTube Now

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Running Into the Storm

One of my colleagues, George Shamblin, recently wrote a blog titled, “A Lesson from Bison.” It had a wonderful illustration about cattle and bison: The

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The Two Sides of Power

Several years ago I wrote a blog about how nations rule over their people. It was a contrast between the Communist dictatorships of the day

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Believing Responsibly

Recently I gave a presentation on the importance of thinking clearly and believing responsibly.  I find that modern people have a problem doing this, particularly

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Why Believe the Bible?

In last week’s message I addressed the issue of biblical authority, which I believe is terribly understated in today’s world. Modern people wonder why they

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A Life That Flourishes

As you read the four gospels, you will notice after Jesus is asked a question He often responds by quoting from the Old Testament. The

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Hope In a Modern World

I was talking with a professional counselor recently and he confirmed something I had heard. Modern psychology believes in the inherent goodness of man. From

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The Value of Friendship

After writing last week’s blog on the “The Loneliness Epidemic ” a friend sent me a sketch from “Saturday Night Live.” The sketch refers to

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The Loneliness Epidemic

Behavioral scientist Susan Mettes has written an interesting book titled, The Loneliness Epidemic. The subtitle is, Why So Many of Us Feel Alone. Much of

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Starting a New Year

One of the most popular blogs I have written was posted on December 29, 2017. Since we have added so many new readers in the

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How Do You Explain It?

It is almost mind-boggling how Christianity and the church survived the first two hundred years after Christ’s departure. The powerful Roman Empire ruled the ancient

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A Second Touch

BCC Men’s Breakfast | November 19, 2021 Jerry Leachman spoke at our BCC Breakfast at The Country Club of Birmingham. Watch on YouTube    *************************************************************************************

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Reflections on Gratitude

I recently read a definition of the word “gratitude” that I believe was spot on. Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for something of value which

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The Pain of Regret

President Jimmy Carter has shared a powerful encounter he experienced as a young naval officer; an event that he says shaped his life. In order

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The Romantic Solution(?)

Over the last one hundred years, America has become more and more secular as people have chosen to live without God. There are many who

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You Are Not Alone

Steve Singletary is our guest blogger for today. Steve has been at The Center for Executive Leadership for 12 years and focuses his work on

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A Truly Humble Man

In the book of Proverbs we read, “A man’s pride will bring him low, but a humble spirit will obtain honor.” (29:23). In this age

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What Really Matters

There are two important words in the Bible that are often used alongside one another. These two words are “remember” and “forget.” Before my wife

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Pride and Unbelief

I remember meeting with a man in his early 20s who was clearly on a search for spiritual truth. In our first meeting, he informed

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We Do Not Lose Heart

One of the most encouraging verses in the Bible is Paul’s words to the Corinthian church in II Corinthians 4:16, where he says: “Therefore we

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An Eternal Being

One of the most interesting books of the Bible is unquestionably the book of Ecclesiastes. It is part of the wisdom literature and is very

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The Nature of Man

I recently read a story by Ian Thomas that provides great insight into life on earth and the human condition. Imagine that far out in

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Hidden Treasure

Jesus often would tell a parable and precede it with these words, “The kingdom of heaven is like …” One of His most interesting parables

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The Moth and the Star

Many years ago I read a wonderful book by Alister McGrath titled Glimpsing the Face of God. He refers to the English poet Percy Shelley

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It is Finished

Download audio Thank you for your introduction and also for your ministry here because this is phenomenal to behold. Men who are here gathered for

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Why Nations Die

If there ever was a serious threat to American freedom it would spring up amongst us…If destruction be our lot, we would ourselves be its

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What Lies Ahead

Why exactly is the resurrection of Jesus so important to our lives? To look at it another way, what would it mean as we face

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It Is Finished

Why did Jesus’ death change everything forever? What did He mean when He said, “It is finished?” Well, the answer glimmers all through scripture, but

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