Shane Idleman

CP Guest Contributor

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."

An Open Letter to Pastors - Stand or Fall

Over the last few decades, Americans have seen the destruction of the institution of marriage between a man and a woman, the removal of God's Word in several areas, and the blatant murdering of millions of babies. This is an indictment against America and the pulpit is partially responsible - our silence speaks volumes.

7 Reasons Why Christian Leaders Fall

Within weeks, two of my heroes have fallen from grace, and some of my friends in pastoral ministry have taken detours in their destiny as well. Moral failings among leaders are becoming an epidemic

Fathers, Families Would Rather 'See' A Sermon

We are in desperate need of broken, humble men—men who are not afraid to admit that they need God; men who are more worried about prayer than about status and recognition; men who petition God rather than position themselves.

5 Sure Signs of a Dying Church

Church is boring for most because the power of God has vanished from many congregations...there is a lack of desire to pursue Him in the pulpit as well as in the pew.