Shane Idleman

CP Guest Contributor

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.

The Shirt Read, 'Shoot The Police'

Stunned, I contemplated what I had read. Just days after Sergeant Owen in Lancaster, California, was brutally killed, a young high schooler was photographed at a local high school wearing a shirt that read, "Shoot the Police." Emotions surfaced from anger to sadness.

To Both the Compromiser and the Legalist: REPENT!

Popular opinion says that because we are "no longer under law, but under grace" (Romans 6:14) our choices are no longer bound to the law...the "thou shalt nots" no longer apply; we have complete freedom. But this twisting of the truth attempts to justify sin.

The Only Thing Holding Many Churches Together Is ...

I knew a pastor who instructed his worship leader to remove songs that mentioned the Holy Spirit, and another pastor who removed songs about the blood of Christ. How sad ... in their zeal to avoid charismatic excesses and offensive truths, these pastors actually quenched and grieved the Spirit.

Sitting for National Anthem: Trend or Tragedy?

I'm all for exercising Constitutional Rights, but this new trend is alarming. Standing honors those who have given their lives for the freedoms that we now enjoy — freedoms that allow these individuals to make millions of dollars and never have to worry about retirement or hard work.

Are American Christians the Walking Dead?

Are many of us playing games with God? This is often why "Christians" bare little resemblance to Christians defined by Scripture. The cares of the world choke spiritual life out of us, as described by Jesus in the parable of the seed and the soil. They are the walking dead ... dead to the things of God.

Warning: This Article May Offend Many Christians

I'm not referring to all churches collectively in this article, but to the large majority who have drifted away from God. The present condition of the church leaves one to wonder if the lack of the fear of the Lord is contributing to her spiritually dead condition.

7 Reasons Christian Leaders Fall

Why do they fall? They fall for the same reason that all Christians fall. Each of us are drawn away by our own evil desires and enticed. When these desires are acted upon, they lead to sin (cf. James 1:14-15).

Perry Noble and My Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol is a dangerous liberty. I learned this lesson the hard way, even as a Christian involved in ministry. I could have a beer or two on special occasions, but because of my past problem with alcohol as a young adult, the addiction was always ready to take hold of me again.

Can the Pope Bring Revival?

I thank God for the wonderful work that many large ministries are doing to promote revival from D.C. to Pasadena — I wish there were more, but there is also a very troubling trend in the evangelical church as a whole.