Shane Idleman

  • This Resurrection Sunday, Don’t Forget About the Cross

    This Resurrection Sunday, Don’t Forget About the Cross

    “God forbid that I should boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world” (Gal. 6:14, MEV). Why is the world offended by the cross? Why are so many disturbed when the name of Jesus is mentioned? Why is His name,

  • Why America Needs More Prophets, Not Puppets

    Why America Needs More Prophets, Not Puppets

    In a recent documentary, I discussed the rapid decline of America and the desperate need for serious prayer and fasting. To say that we are at a crossroads is an understatement—we are in the crosshairs. This is an urgent call to the pulpits of America. America’s lukewarm temperature is caused by a lack of fire

  • Could This Be the Primary Cause Behind Mass Shootings?

    Could This Be the Primary Cause Behind Mass Shootings?

    As our prayers go out to the families in Texas, I just read an article in which the FBI reported that there were 61 active shooter incidents reported in 2021, which is a 52% jump from 2020. If we compare this since Columbine, the trend is alarming. What in the World Is Going On? In

  • Spirit-Filled Pastor: Change Your Life Before It Changes You

    Spirit-Filled Pastor: Change Your Life Before It Changes You

    We are at a 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 truth in love. Change Your Life Before It Changes

  • Spirit-Filled Pastor: The Great Cost of Preaching Without Prayer

    Spirit-Filled Pastor: The Great Cost of Preaching Without Prayer

    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 another dilemma. The drift of so-called “liberal” churches is apparent. It’s

  • Spirit-Filled Pastor: Woe to Those Who Call Evil Good

    Spirit-Filled Pastor: Woe to Those Who Call Evil Good

    The title of this article comes from the oft-quoted Isaiah 5:20 (NKJV): “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, repentance and reverence for God led

  • Causes of Depression and What You Can Do About It

    Causes of Depression and What You Can Do About It

    In this timely discussion, Pastor Shane talks about depression and anxiety and the spiritual ramifications of each. Don’t give up — look up. There is hope! There are things you can do to minimize the effects of depression and anxiety. If you get a few minutes, check out this important interview. {eoa} Read articles like

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

    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 strong” (1 Cor. 16:13, AMP). But sadly,

  • Spirit-Filled Pastor Gives an Update on His Fast for the Nation

    Spirit-Filled Pastor Gives an Update on His Fast for the Nation

    Gordon Cove once challenged readers: “You have not sought the Lord with ‘your whole heart’ until you have tried a protracted season of prayer and fasting.” Could a lack of prayer, fasting and repentance be one of the hindrances to a spiritual awakening? Absolutely! Desperate times call for desperate measures. Fasting doesn’t twist God’s arm,

  • Spirit-Filled Pastor: Clearing Up the Confusion on Emotionalism, Revival and God’s Presence

    Spirit-Filled Pastor: Clearing Up the Confusion on Emotionalism, Revival and God’s Presence

    In this candid interview, Pastor Shane Idleman opens up about emotional worship, revival, and experiencing God’s presence, and why we need sound doctrine along with the power of the Holy Spirit. Are you straight as a gun barrel theologically but just as empty? Then take a listen. Shane Idleman is the founder and lead pastor

  • The War on Lukewarm Christianity Has Begun: Will You Fight?

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

    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 battle, not leave the battle. (See How to Make a Difference—My Challenge to Readers

  • Learn How to Starve Your Appetite for Pornography

    Learn How to Starve Your Appetite for Pornography

    In this timely discussion, Pastor Shane Idleman talks about the consequences of porn and how you can overcome it. Not only does he offer practical application, he shares a powerful testimony of a pastor being set free. It’s been said that sin either grows or withers depending on whether you feed or starve it. Learn

  • One of the Most Powerful yet Underutilized Weapons in Your Spiritual Arsenal

    One of the Most Powerful yet Underutilized Weapons in Your Spiritual Arsenal

    One of the most powerful weapons we have in our spiritual arsenal is prayer and fasting—it’s the difference between a hammer and a sledgehammer. Fasting brings the flesh into submission and encourages a mighty filling of the Spirit. Is there any hope for America? Take a listen. You’ll be encouraged, uplifted and convicted from this

  • Is a Demon Causing My Problems?

    Is a Demon Causing My Problems?

    As a pastor, I’ve heard amazing stories over the years of Christians being set free from the power of darkness—whether it’s a woman being delivered from her past involvement in the occult, or a worship leader being delivered from his past—the Bible is clear that demonic oppression is real. But how can we discern if

  • Spirit-Filled Pastor: Is Reinstatement Possible After Moral Failure?

    Spirit-Filled Pastor: Is Reinstatement Possible After Moral Failure?

    Is it possible for a leader to be reinstated after a moral failure? Although there is not a one-size-fits-all approach, we can ask some hard questions: — Do they accept full responsibility for their actions without blame, resentment or bitterness? — Do they seek forgiveness without conditions and stipulations? — Do they take full (not

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