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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 […]

Church Shopping 101

by Midtown

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” […]

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

by Midtown

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 […]

The Comparison Game

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Yesterday Pastor Lindsey preached from Daniel 6 – you can listen to it here. One of the biggest take-a-ways that I left with was thinking through the idea of the quality of Daniel’s faith. Lindsey pointed to three aspects of the faith that Daniel had: a costly faith, a constant faith and a solitary faith. Its […]