Shane Idleman

CP Guest Contributor

Does Science Confirm the Bible?

The uniformity, the consistency, the stability, and the harmony of the universe declares that there is a Creator. The misconception that faith and intellect must remain separate has planted seeds of doubt in the minds of many.

Are Altar Calls Biblical?

Often, it's the, "I'll give Jesus a try" attitude, rather than a broken heart desperately seeking a Savior — the American gospel versus the true gospel.

Pastors: Our Silence is Deafening

A paraphrase that is often attributed to Alexis De Tocqueville — a Frenchman who authored Democracy in America in the early 1800s, helps to open this letter: "I looked throughout America to find where her greatness originated.

Can I Lose My Salvation? A Plea for Grace on Both Sides.

Those who believe you can lose your salvation should not chide those who believe in eternal security — "once saved always saved" is by no means a license to sin — it's a belief in God's guarantee. But on the flip side, those who embrace eternal security should not mock those who disagree.

The Truth About Dieting

Although I believed I was healthy and fit, by the time I reached my twenty-second birthday, my 6'2'' frame had skyrocketed to 270 pounds and I was diagnosed with borderline hypoglycemia.

5 Reasons I'm Not Catholic

I recently had the privilege of meeting a priest of a large parish in Southern California. The purpose of our conversation was to discuss the role of tradition in light of Scripture. Granted, some tradition is beneficial if it lines up with Scripture.

What ​'Judge Not' Really Means

News reports are featuring famous athletes, actors, and pop-stars being asked about abortion and gay-marriage. Often, they criticize Christians: "Doesn't the Bible say 'judge not'; who are you to tell people what they can, and cannot do?"

Are Trump Voters Bad for America?

This is a foreboding time for us all. Last week I was walking near our city's boulevard in the evening when a car drove by and yelled F___ Trump!! It was a dangerous atmosphere for me and my wife.

5 Things Pastors Need to Stop Doing Immediately

Pastors, we are not just cheerleaders, we are game changers. We are called to stir and to convict so that change takes place. Granted, there are many wonderful pastors and churches — I appreciate their ministry, but, as a whole, the church has drifted off course.

Why I'm Voting for Mike Pence

While we are concerned with terrorism, and rightly so, there is a greater threat from within. We are witnessing the rapid deterioration of a nation before our eyes. We have become one nation "above" God, rather than under God.