Treat the Cause Not the Symptom—Change Your Life Before it Changes You

We are at the crossroads: Obesity is an epidemic, plaguing the young as well as the old, reaching alarming levels in children. Diabetes is affecting millions, and cancer and heart disease are the number one killers in America. Are there answers? Yes, but we must speak...

The Great Cost of Preaching Without Prayer—Theology Without Fire

Throughout church history—from the reformation to revival—pivotal shifts have taken place to get us back on track. These critical moments are often centered around sound doctrine, but the catalyst is always prayer, brokenness, and humility. Today we find ourselves in...

Woe to Those Who Call Evil Good

The title for this article comes from the oft-quoted Isaiah 5:20, “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil…” Isaiah’s “woe” was designed to awaken and convict the nation to turn back to God before the hammer dropped. Sadly, that didn’t happen. A lack of fear,...

Pastors: Stop Trying to be Popular—Speak as a Dying Man to Dying Men

As our nation falls deeper into the abyss of sin, one would think that pastors would rise up and follow Paul’s plea: “Be on guard; stand firm in your faith [in God, respecting His precepts and keeping your doctrine sound]. Act like [mature] men and be courageous; be...

Thunderous Applause Over Murdering Children—Will it Happen Again?

A few years ago, I wrote an article with a similar title when the so-called Reproductive Health Act passed with thunderous applause in the New York State Senate chamber. I could not believe what I was reading: people actually applauded the slaughtering of children!...

Fasting For Spiritual Breakthrough-The Physical Affects the Spiritual

You choose: Will it be the pain of discipline or the pain of regret? One yields a sense of extreme fulfillment; the other, a lingering sense of defeat. Ironically, we pray for God to heal when we should also pray for the self-discipline to change harmful habits....

The War on Lukewarm Christianity has Begun: Will You Fight?

*A must-read all the way to the end. Nearly all Christians understand that evil is prevailing at an alarming rate and that we may be on the verge of a massive recession and unparalleled civil unrest. But we aren’t called to run, but to rescue—we must lead in the...

Five Sure Signs of a Dying Church

Due to the state of many churches today, I'm re-publishing this article from 2015. It's more significant now than ever before. 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...

“Business as Usual” Isn’t Going to Cut it Anymore!

A friend of mine recently attended a large gathering of Christian leaders. When I mentioned how powerful it would be if they added times of prayer, fasting, and worship to the schedule, he responded, “That would be a game-changer. But many still have the...

Is This Our Last Stand—Our Last Chance?

Nearly all Christians understand something is off—way off—and that we can no longer confuse God’s patience with His approval.  America thinks that she is following God, but she is not. We are drowning in a cesspool of moral filth: “The wicked freely parade and prance...

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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.