What Extinguishes the Presence of the Lord?

Hear the life-changing sermon by the same title here.  Many wrongly assume that God’s presence has to do with judgment rather than blessing. Is God’s presence good or bad? Both … It's frightening in regard to judgment, “The idols of Egypt will totter at His presence”...

The Battle for Courage—A Hill to Die On

Watch the sermon, The Battle for Courage—A Hill to Die On, (Click The Title) It may be a war of words rather than weapons, but America is as divided as it's been since the Civil War. The situation in 2 Chronicles 15:5-7 seems eerily similar to our situation today: “In...

American Christianity Needs a Reality Check and a Backbone

America is clearly in a Civil War—but it’s a battle of words, not weapons. We are divided, tired, frustrated, and fearful. Second Chronicles 15:5-7 seems eerily similar to our situation: “And in those times there was no peace … but great turmoil was on all the...

What’s It Going to Take to Break Us?

“Where are the packed churches whose altars are crowded with repentant and praying Christians?” is the question I’ve been asking a lot lately. From the hope of Trump being reinstated to the audits in Arizona, and from the failed California recall to the upcoming...

My Response to “No Credible Biblical Argument Against the Jab”

In response to Pastor Robert Jeffress saying that we have no biblical grounds to reject the new mRNA experimental drug, I put together a very brief video that was removed from YouTube within an hour. You can view it here.  Although I appreciate Pastor Jeffress...

Is the Biggest Problem in the American Church Love of Country?

A post on social media read: “The largest problem with the American church is that it is American before it is the church.”  I don’t want to read too much into this post, but with the complete failure in Afghanistan, the rise of CRT, and the increasing disdain...

America at the Crossroads—These are the Times that Try Men’s Souls

In 1776, a pamphlet titled, The American Crisis opened with the memorable phrase: “These are the times that try men’s souls.” In that same year, America officially declared independence, and our great country was born.  Although controversy surrounds the biblical...

Do You Really Want God to Rend the Heavens?

Oh, that You would rend the heavens! That You would come down! — Isaiah 64:1 Decades ago, Gordon Cove challenged readers when he wrote, “You have not sought the Lord with ‘your whole heart’ until you have tried a protracted season of prayer and fasting.” Could a lack...

Being Controversial Isn’t Necessarily Wrong

If God decides to usher in another spiritual awakening where the church comes alive and sinful man repents on a large scale, it will not be nice and tidy. All great moves of God have been controversial. As a student of revivals, I understand that being “controversial”...

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...

Idleman Uplugged

 In this podcast, listen to Pastor Shane as he goes through ministry and serving the church in a personable way. Listen and subscribe to his podcast on all major podcast networks. 

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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.