Shane Idleman

Shane Idleman

Does Supporting President Trump Hurt the Gospel?

A faction fueling confusion amid the election is the group who says that Christians who support President Trump are hurting the gospel. I recently spent time with Christians who take this position. Though I left that meeting with a better understanding of how people feel, I was more convinced than ever of the dangers of allowing our feelings to outweigh objective truth.

Trump's Character Is Not the Issue - Why I Can't Take the Character Charge Seriously

Many have insisted that they cannot vote for President Trump because of the content of his character. While character is obivioulsy important, I ask, if a man has decent character according to some, yet believes in infanticide and in euthanizing the disabled, do we look at his character over his policies? Of course not. God doesn’t judge a nation based on the character of one man, but He may judge it based on the spiritual health of her people. Policy often speaks louder than character (although ideally, they should match). 

Are the Days of the Silent Pastor Over?

Politics that once focused largely on the economy, national security, and the deficit, now tackles important moral issues. These major issues have enormous implications; to remain silent actually makes a statement that we are not concerned enough. This is not just about the loss of jobs; it’s about the loss of morality. This shift requires us to stay closely involved. Topics that are “too controversial” are often critically important; we can no longer ignore them.

Revival Continues in California Despite Recent Restrictions, but Is it Legitimate?

Revival in breaking out across California and I believe what we are seeing in the sunshine state is genuine (in most cases). Is there genuine fruit? Does the experience align with God’s Word? Is the fruit of the Spirit found in Galatians 5 present: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control? A true, genuine experience with the Holy Spirit will produce godly fruit and obedience to God. It seeks to promote those things that are pure and righteous.

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