Crazy America: Is this Hindering Another Spiritual Awakening?

Listen to the audio version of this article here. Whether it’s violence in our streets or perversion in our schools, something needs to change. You know it’s true when shock rocker Ozzy Osbourne wants to leave “crazy” America! Conviction, Not Cockiness Sadly, the...

Is the Bride of Christ Being Raped?

Listen to the audio version here. I recently attended an event for pastors sponsored by Turning Point USA Faith. One of the speakers made an incredible statement. He said that we can no longer remain silent while the Bride of Christ is being raped. Does that statement...

Only the Pulpits Have the Power to Change America

Listen to the audio version here. One thing is crystal clear in America: If we truly want change, we must re-spark biblical boldness and flame the fires of biblical action. If we won’t fight, then spiritually speaking, we will fade away.  I recently attended a large...

The Battle Cry of America — Awake and Arise!

A battle cry is used to summon armies to war. A loud, unified shout could intimidate the strongest of enemies. Confidence in battle often tilts the scale toward victory, whereas timidity, fear, and cowardliness will surely lead to defeat. In these dreadful times,...

Excerpt from my sermon, You Hurt Me! Now What? Of all the tricks of the enemy, of all the things that knock us off course, of all the things that cause division among Christians, being hurt by others is at the top of the list. It’s also the primary reason behind most...

Encountering Storms Even in the Center of God’s Will

When I came back to the Lord in my late twenties, one of the biggest surprises I encountered was that following God is not easy. We get sick and even go through financial, relational, emotional, and mental challenges. My life actually became more difficult, but a...

Spiritual Explosion — “My Eyes Have Seen the King”

The greatest hindrance to a spiritual awakening is our satisfaction without it A desire to truly experience God runs deep within our veins. However, for most Christians, experiencing God is either elusive and frightening or impossible and improbable. But to the...

After Roe v. Wade: Pastors and Leaders – Your Silence Speaks Volumes

I don’t know what’s more disheartening–the anger of many because Roe v. Wade was overturned or the silent pastors and worship leaders who say nothing? (For more on “naming names,” click here.) To tackle this topic, I’m revisiting points from past articles that I’ve...

A Pastor’s Fiery Response to Mitt Romney’s “America is in Denial”

A recent article by Mitt Romney titled America is in Denial caught my eye when a news group boldly proclaimed, “Romney Warns Nation at Risk.” Romney opened with: “Even as we watch the reservoirs and lakes of the West go dry, we keep watering our lawns, soaking our...

How Does God Lead Us?

Whether it is the Spirit leading or forbidding in the book of Acts, or the Spirit leading throughout Christian history, it’s clear that the leading of the Spirit is important.  In the Old Testament, it appears that the Spirit of God could be withdrawn completely from...

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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.