Would You Have Been Embarrassed in the Upper Room?

*Excerpted from my series on revival and my new book, “Oh God, Would You Rend the Heavens? Understanding and Contending for a Genuine Spiritual Awakening.” More here.  Although I consider myself a conservative, I often wonder how so many conservatives can quote...

Handcuffed Emotions—Straight as a Gun Barrel but Just as Empty

*Excerpted from my series on revival and my new book, “Oh God, Would You Rend the Heavens? Understanding and Contending for a Genuine Spiritual Awakening.” More here.  In my last article, I asked: Are you alive spiritually? Are you hungry for more of God’s...

Embarrassed by the Spirit—Don’t Extinguish the Flames of Revival

I tend to be “safely conservative.” I use The MacArthur Study Bible and read Spurgeon's sermons. My father was an extremely hardworking man who grew up on a farm in Oklahoma. As a result, I was raised in a tough environment where crying was not allowed and...

Still Silent Shepherds—An Open Letter To Post-Pandemic Pastors

“What’s going on in California?” is a question that I’ve been asked a lot lately. This time last year, we launched what became known as #TheStadiumRevival. People came from all over Southern California to experience God in profound and powerful ways and we are doing...

The Cry of the Prophets—A Call to Anguish

“When God determined to recover a ruined situation, he would find a man and baptize him in anguish” (David Wilkerson). And this is exactly what we need today! Anguish is defined as severe physical or emotional pain or distress. Spiritual anguish is when we feel deeply...

Oh God, Rend the Heavens and Heal our Crippled Churches and Dying Nation

A Special Edition Article for the National Day of Prayer by Pastor Shane Idleman *Here is a link to a message by the same title given at Westside Christian Fellowship. God moved powerfully in this special service. To view click here I’m sure we can all agree that evil...

What if a Prophet is Wrong? Even a Broken Clock is Right Twice a Day.

After many failed prophecies about former President Trump, many are left asking, “Can we hear the voice of God today via prophecy?” As a result, the Prophetic Standards was just released to clarify this issue. I also filmed a short video here about this important...

America’s Achilles’ Heel: Powerless Sermons and Prayerless Churches

*Please see the special note at the end of this article. Also if you would like to listen to the audio of this article click here.  In these dire times, many are looking to the church to offer hope, but true hope and peace only come through conviction of sin and deep...

Bored with God—Complacency in the Midst of Chaos

To listen to the audio version of this article, click here A friend recently remarked, “Why are prayer meetings dwindling?” Granted, remnant groups are still pursuing God, but overall, our spiritual decline amid today’s turmoil is disheartening. Sadly, very few...

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Today, as we continually drift away in a current of moral decline and relativism, many believe that the battle is too advanced and that we cannot make a difference. Shane, however, believes that we can. 

Shane Idleman

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.