Self-Defense — What Does the Bible Say?

With recent shootings in public and in churches, the question of self-defense has been coming up lately. But first, let's be clear: What we are seeing today is not a gun problem; it’s a moral problem called sin. Vengeance is Not Self-Defense One Scripture often used...

The Church Needs Conviction, not Candy

Let me state up front that I’m quite aware of my own shortcomings as a pastor. We all struggle with something, but do we humble ourselves, repent, and return to the “power of the Spirit,” or do we continue to quench and grieve the Spirit? The difference is...

The BIG Lesson Learned from the Aftermath of the Missouri Men’s Conference

Watch "Stripper-gate Men’s Conference & Mark Driscoll — What’s Going On?" on YouTube. Hear my thoughts in under four minutes, click here. Let me begin by saying that I know that it’s extremely hard to be a pastor in these times. Toss in the armchair quarterbacks...

Is the Holy Spirit Kicked Out of California?

Special Note: Listen to more on the topic on my podcast Idleman Unplugged A conference is coming to my area of California in October 2024 to discuss how and why the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit have ceased. Read 1 Corinthians chapters 12-14 and the book of...

WWTD: What Would Taylor Do? “Swifties & Faith”

Let me start by saying I like Taylor Swift because I like people. Most are aware of her astonishing fame: She is one of the most prominent music celebrities of the 21st century and has millions of devoted followers known as “Swifties.” Additionally, Taylor Swift says...

God Isn’t Done with America, Especially California — Here’s Why

It’s often said, “As California goes, so goes the nation.” This saying usually pertains to bad legislation and horrible trends. But can it also apply to good things? From Billy Graham’s crusades, the Jesus Movement, and Hollywood being started by a church, good soil...

Friendly Fire: Canceling the Cancel Culture in the Church

The cancel culture is a recent movement set on destroying a person's character and their calling in life. It involves the mass withdrawal of support through public disapproval or shaming to exert social pressure and remove (“cancel”) an individual’s influence and...

Are We A Nation Out of Time?

This article was taken from the sermon, “God Breaks You to Make You”, watch it here for more on this very important topic. Whether it’s children twerking on TikTok as adults applaud (it’s not cool; it’s sick and perverted), drag queens reading at libraries, pedophiles...

Timing: What Should Trump Do NOW?

Because of the significance of the hour, I’m re-releasing this article with editorial changes. Whether it’s key evangelical leaders turning to Trump or chastising him, or the media's outright hatred for him, or the other extreme thinking that Trump is their savior,...

After Iowa: Can a Christian Support Donald Trump?

With Trump maintaining a commanding lead, many are asking, “How can you follow Jesus and Donald Trump?” Let’s be crystal clear here: We are not following a man; we are shaping a movement. A better biblical question is, What direction is the country heading? ...

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Shane Idleman is the founder and lead pastor of Westside Christian Fellowship in Leona Valley, Ca. His sermons, books, articles, and radio program have sparked change in the lives of many.

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