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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 […]

Ruth Reflections 1:6-22

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As we work through the book of Ruth in our sermon series, I will be posting some devotional thoughts as I work through it with the help of the ESV Study Bible. The ESV Study Bible is a great resource and I hope that these weekly posts will help you as you process Ruth and grow […]

Ruth Reflections 1:1-5

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As we work through the book of Ruth in our sermon series, I will be posting some devotional thoughts as I work through it with the help of the ESV Study Bible. The ESV Study Bible is a great resource and I hope that these weekly posts will help you as you process Ruth and […]

Give Hope

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Growing up in the church, I’ve heard hundreds of times that we should live blameless lives that show people Christ. There is no doubt that living a holy life is both commanded by God, evidence of regeneration and also shows the world that our faith is more than just words. We should, by the power […]

Difficult Conversations

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Whenever someone tells me that they are about to get married or have recently been married, my response is always the same, “That is so awesome. I just love marriage!” Its true. I love going weddings, I love officiating weddings, I love marriage. However, though I love weddings, I’m not so in love with the […]

James, Patrick & You

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I wonder what would have happened if St. Patrick would have believed in the health and wealth gospel? I wonder if he had of fallen into the trap of seeking “his best life now” over and above seeking The Lord? I wonder if struggle would have been the end, instead of the starting point of […]