This week I received a letter from a good friend of mine named Don. Don and I met about twenty years ago when I was teaching and coaching swimming at Drexel University and he was leading a campus ministry up the street at the University of Pennsylvania. We met almost every week for about a year a
This past Tuesday night our Elder Team met and it was a sweet time together. We spent the first hour or so getting caught up a bit on each other's lives and sharing some of the joys and struggles we've had since we were last together. That's always a sacred time and a top priority for us, becaus
This morning Valley View joins over 300,000 churches from 130 countries around the world to observe the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Today we remember our brothers and sisters all over the world who are suffering just because they believe "Jesus loves me this I
A number of years ago I was on a beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and I noticed that a huge crowd had gathered a few blocks away. So I walked down the beach to check it out. At first I thought somebody was hurt or had been rescued out of the ocean, but as I got closer I could hear a man talking
In his brand new book, Beyond Belief to Convictions, teen expert Josh McDowell writes, "If I had to summarize in one sentence what I believe kids want today, I would say they want a healthy, relationally significant life on earth and a home in heaven." Wow! That's good stuff! Teens want t
Back in the late 1960's when the Beatles were trying to find themselves and doing a lot of soul searching over in India, John Lennon insisted on going up in a helicopter with the Maharishi, hoping that during their flight the guru would open up and reveal to him the secret to the meaning of life.