Shane Idleman

CP Guest Contributor

Which Do You Need More, Counseling or Repentance?

In Russell Moore's compelling book, Tempted & Tried, a chapter entitled, Why You're on the Verge of Wrecking Your Life (Especially If You Don't Know It), caught my attention. Moore writes quoting a scientist who studied cattle behavior, "A slaughterhouse, in order to keep the cattle relaxed, should remove anything from the sight of the animals that isn't completely familiar.

Christians Shouldn't Watch 'Deadpool' and That's Not Legalism

The unavoidable truth is that many are becoming desensitized to murder, molestation, violence, and lust. When the Holy Spirit no longer fills hearts and minds with a passion for purity and holiness, there is a general lack of conviction. Compromise in this area can be well illustrated through a story that I heard years ago.

5 Lessons We Can Learn From Pastor Mark Driscoll's Return

Much like the former Mars Hill Church based in Seattle, Westside Christian Fellowship in Southern California arose out of a desperate need to encourage Christians to seek God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength. God has graciously honored our desire and is spreading His Word.

6 Things That Must Happen to Bring Revival

With a culture saturated by political correctness and relativism, we are inclined to ask if there is any hope for America. If we continue down this slippery slope, there is little hope. Apart from a national spiritual awakening, it will be difficult to turn the Titanic around—the vessel has been struck; what's inside is spilling out. But if God brings revival…if we once again set our hearts and minds on Him…there is tremendous hope.

How to Handle Doubt and Fear

Imagine the scene: John the Baptist, this mighty man of God, was now in prison. He may be thinking, "Why am I here? I'm doing God's will, but my life is not going like I planned!"

How to Handle Church Discipline

An unrepentant man attends church while continuing a porn addiction; a wife leaves her husband for a boyfriend; a gossip continues belittling and slandering ... the lists goes on and on.

Could This Be the Primary Cause Behind Mass Shootings?

The unavoidable truth is that many are becoming desensitized by movie sensations that are depicting ungodly themes such as witchcraft, the occult, extreme violence, perverted sex, and so on. Violent and perverse video games offer the same destructive pattern. Ironically, this headline appeared in the news in 2013: Navy Yard Shooter "Obsessed with Violent Video Games."