No one, it seems, prays as frequently or as fervently as they would like. The Christians in my life, including the Christian writing this blog, often consider their prayer lives disappointing and discouraging.Continue Reading
Blog Posts by Matthew Westerholm
In the middle of a brutal situation, it can be difficult to feel the difference faith provides. How can God’s promises help us through difficult circumstances?Continue Reading
“Why do we have to go to church again?” Children ask this question on a semi-regular basis. And then sometimes, so do we.Continue Reading
As a brand new worship leader, I loved choosing songs. I loved finding a new song that pounded my heart and changed my world. I loved arranging that new song so that the big key change would bring the shekinah…Continue Reading
During a ferocious winter storm, I awoke in the middle of the night to find my house without electricity. A quick glance out the window revealed that our entire block was entirely dark.
I called our power company. “Yep,” they…Continue Reading
As a worship pastor, I am saddened to read polls reporting young people leaving our churches. True, this happens in each generation (remember the Boomer-angs who returned to church in the 1990s?), but how can service planners encourage the continued…Continue Reading
How we approach a situation reveals what we expect to find.
Imagine it is 2 A.M. and I’m asleep. My wife taps my shoulder and says, “I heard something. I think there’s an intruder downstairs.” My mind immediately kicks into…Continue Reading