Shane Idleman

CP Guest Contributor

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."

An Encouraging Word for Those Who Have Strayed

It's no secret that our generation has wandered severely off course: schools resemble battle-grounds, the family is in chaos, sexual perversion is an epidemic, and truth is mocked. We should be mourning for our nation and the future of our children. Are we too numb or indifferent to comprehend?

How Much of God Do You Want?

Recently, I shared with our congregation that one of the most difficult challenges associated with pastoring is not sermon preparation or taxing counseling appointments, but witnessing the tragic results of spiritual dehydration — dying spiritually with living water just a step away.

Christian Divorce: Don't Twist Scripture to Make It Fit

Perhaps one of the most difficult Scriptures dealing with divorce or separation is found in 1 Corinthians 7:10-11, "A wife must not leave her husband. But if she does leave him, let her remain single or else go back to him. And the husband must not leave the wife."