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The Other Pandemic

by Midtown

At the beginning of 2020, we as Americans were feeling the collective angst of this being a Presidential election year. These 4 year cycles often threaten neighborly love and family ties like no other, and all indicators were that this might be a Cat 5 political storm. Yard signs were coming out, and battle lines […]

Covid-19

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Midtown Community Church Family, At this point, I think everyone is aware of the impact that Covid-19 is having upon our society.  The combination of this being largely unchartered territory for Americans (unlike Asian countries who have experienced this before), the inevitable politicization that comes in an election year, and the prevalence of social media […]

“Seek the Lord” 2019

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The Bible is a collection of stories of very different people who have found God.  But one of the common refrains imbedded in these stories is that the people who find God are also the people who seek Him. God actually invites His people, “Seek the LORD your God and you will find him”.  Jesus echoes this same […]

Where is God When It Hurts? Part 2

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Can we begin this post by asking “Where are we when it hurts?”  Now you may be asking, “I thought this blog post was about where God is when it hurts?”  It is, but if you want to know how other people really answer this question, all you have to do is look at where […]

Where Is God When It Hurts?

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Where is God when it hurts?  When my marriage isn’t what I expected?  When my dream job isn’t so dreamy? When parenting fills me with more anxiety than joy?  When yet another date turns into another dud? When the church doesn’t live up to what I had envisioned?  Where is God when the life I […]

Charlottesville and Our Monumental Question

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Rev. Lindsey Williams, Head Pastor, Midtown Church This week I was having coffee with a local African-American pastor, a man that I hope is becoming a friend as much as he is a colleague.  He was recalling an opportunity he had earlier this week to serve on a panel discussion on race where he was […]

How Should a Christian Respond if _________ is Elected President?

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Every presidential election year is an emotional time for us as Americans. On both sides of the political fence, hopes and dreams for the next 4 years seem to be tied to whether the right person is elected to office. I have come to the conclusion that as a pastor the best use of my voice is to […]

Church Shopping 101

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Tis is the season for church shopping! Some people are getting back from vacation and want to try something new, while others are relocating for school, work or family reasons. Over the next month or so (especially in Raleigh), we will see a number of people visiting, watching and trying to decide if “Church A” […]

An Apathetic Generation?

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A member of Midtown send me this article earlier today and I thought that it was worth sharing. We hear time and time again that the younger generation (post-college to mid-30s) is an apathetic generation. While I’m positive that many of the statistics painting this generation as couch cushions may be true, what we are seeing […]

Easter and Redefining Church

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The following is a short testimony by Emma D’Antoni, a sophomore at NC State and new member at Midtown Community Church – she shared it this past Sunday before she was baptized. She talks about what church has come to mean to her. If this Easter you are thinking of re-engaging with church, I hope […]