Shane Idleman

CP Guest Contributor

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.

Why Are Christian Women Watching 'Fifty Shades of Grey'?

The unavoidable truth is that many Chrisitans are becoming desensitized to popular culture with movies such as "Fifty Shades of Grey." When the Holy Spirit no longer fills hearts and minds with a passion for purity and holiness, there is a general lack of conviction for turning away from impure thoughts and visions. This causes be to ask, "why are Christian women watching and reading Fifty Shades of Grey?"

If It's All About Grace, Does Obedience Even Matter?

In a recent blog, Michael Brown asked provoking questions to those who embrace hyper grace. defines hyper grace as "a new wave of teaching that emphasizes the grace of God to the exclusion of other vital teachings such as repentance and confession of sin. Hyper-grace teachers maintain that all sin, past, present, and future, has already been forgiven, so there is no need for a believer to ever confess it...The conclusion of hyper-grace teaching is that we are not bound by Jesus' teaching, even as we are not under the Law; that believers are not responsible for their sin…"