If ever there was a time that the church needed to remember her purpose, now is that time. If ever there was a season that demanded an honest examination of our hearts, motives, and actions, now is that season. The professing church here in America is at a crossroads and important dec
It is my personal opinion that too many preachers today are on the defensive. Not many ministers know how to go on the offensive. Jesus was constantly on the offensive. He rocked the boat when it needed to be rocked, and He stilled it when it needed to be stilled. He calmed storms on
We all know and understand that these are precarious days for our nation. It’s clear that God has impressed this fact upon the hearts of His servants everywhere. The Lord calls these “troubled times.” The Bible said there would be troubled times, times of despair, and times of darknes
Wikipedia defines “Ivory Tower” as “a 19th Century term used to designate a world or atmosphere where individuals engage in pursuits that are disconnected from the practical concern of everyday life.” The definition goes on to state that “the phrase usually implies a willful disconnec
APOSTASY; APOSTATE (a-pos’-ta-si), (a-pos’-tat) (the apostasia, “a standing away from”): i.e. a falling away, a withdrawal, a defection. In the Greek original, to express abandonment of the faith. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia A common mistake made
Shane Philpott is a pastor, speaker, and author who pioneered Christian Fellowship Church in Mason City, Iowa in 1993. He also travels as an itinerate preacher, bringing encouragement to churches and conferences throughout the nation with the purpose of strengthening both leaders and believers. Shane considers it an honor to be the friend of pastors and ministers throughout America, and his highest priority is the edification of Christians.