23 Oct 2006

The What List

Author: Bobby Valentine | Filed under: Bobby's World, Cool Stuff, Personal, Tags

The What List?

What’s Up? The Weather! Southeast Wisconsin has had (lite) snow 2x already and it is not even Halloween yet.

What’s on the Coffee Table?
* Galaxies (Timothy Ferris)
* Wierd Wisconsin
* The Beatles: An Anthology

What’s Spinning?
* Yuyariwai (cool Inca music)
* Best of Joe Walsh
* Tom Petty (Highway Companion)

What’s in the Fire Place?
* Fire
* Smoke
* Ashes

What Pages are Turning?
* The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Origins of the Bible (Eugene Ulrich)
* Peace (Walter Brueggemann)
* The Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary (Robert Alter)
* Immanuel in Our Place: Seeing Christ in Israel’s Worship (Tremper Longman III)
* The Torah’s Vision of Worship (Samuel Balentine)
* Christian Mythmakers: C.S. Lewis; Madeleine L’Engle; J.R.R. Tolkien, George MacDonald; G.K. Chesterton; Dante Alighieri

What’s On the Screen?
* Downfall (possibly the best war movie I have ever seen)
* Cars (finally went to see it)
* Magnificent Desolation (great film in IMAX)

What’s My favorite Word?
* This is hard. It could be shalom, hesed, grace but I think my favorite word in any language is simply Abba.

Acappella – Abba Father

Great Song and Video by Acappella about my favorite Word: Abba.

Bobby Valentine

20 Responses to “The What List”

  1. Keith Lancaster Says:

    I didn’t get to travel with the guys to China, but distinctly remember how that trip made a profound impression on them.

  2. Velcro Says:

    I love that word Abba, too. Such a personal word, unfamiliar to many Christians today.

    Sure they know what it means, but do they really know what it means for them?

  3. Stoned-Campbell Disciple Says:

    Keith thanks for stumbling across my blog. I hope you will return. I have enjoyed the music of Acappella and AVB since the first I heard them on Sweet Fellowship.

    Josh, I think you are probably right. Abba speaks to intimacy and familiarity. The King of the Universe just happens to be my Daddy. I love it.

    Bobby Valentine

  4. Ben Overby Says:


    Thanks for sharing the video. I’d like to post it on my website. Where can I get the html code?


  5. Bill Says:

    Really enjoyed the video, Bobby! Thanks for passing it along. I’ve enjoyed Acappella since I first saw them “in concert” in Pueblo, Colorado. I think it was 1983, maybe 1984.

    God bless you,

  6. preacherman Says:


    Excellent list.
    I think you forgot a great page turner or at least it has been for me. Of course, “Kingdom Come by Umm…Uh…Ummmm, I forgot who wrote it. Yeah John Mark Hicks and some guy with a holiday for a last name…I forgot. It is a great turn pager though. You should read it sometime.

    ABBA weren’t they a rock band way back when…
    Great post.

  7. Dee O'Neil Andrews Says:

    Bobby –

    I love your lists! And love the video. I got to see and hear Accapella about 5 years ago, I guess when they came to Mandeville, Louisiana and sang in a big gymnasium there. Fantastic! Bought some albums from them, but I think Abba is my all time favorite hymn.

    Can’t believe it’s snowed there twice. It’s in the low 60’s here today and that feels really cool to me! Yesterday was warmer, in the 70s, so hard to imagine snow!!


    I’m not sure what my favorite word would be. Love (or agape) maybe for me.

    Interesting post.

    BTW – The minister from northeast Georgia who “tried out” here in Picayune yesterday had heard of Grace Notes and also said he’s reading Kingdom Come! He was impressed that I “know” you!!

  8. John Says:

    Very interesting list.

  9. cwinwc Says:

    You’ll probably be a bit disgusted with me Bobby but here in Florida, we’re getting ready for my son’s baseball game tonight. We told him to dress in warm clothes as the chill will get all the way down to the low 50’s. Any colder and we shut the borders down.

  10. Stoogelover Says:

    Many years ago, AVB was touring Southern California and did a concert at our church (Long Beach). They were scheduled for something else in this area toward the end of the week and asked to stay for the week. We kept most of the members in our home for that week. They had an appearance on Leno’s about mid-week and did their rehearsal in our backyard. So we got to not only know them personally, but received a great private concert! I was saddned when AVB broke up.

  11. Steven J Bruce Says:

    Stumbled across your blog. I don’t know if you remember me or not, but we spent some time together when you visited Franklin, IN a few years back. Good to see you’re doing well. I’ll be adding you to my daily blog time 🙂

  12. MommyHAM Says:


    Do tell more about this:
    Christian Mythmakers: C.S. Lewis; Madeleine L’Engle; J.R.R. Tolkien, George MacDonald; G.K. Chesterton; Dante Alighieri

    Sounds very interesting! And right up my nerdy alley, lol.

    Abba is one of my faves too – as a word, not a band.

  13. Bobby Cohoon Says:

    What is “lite snow?” I don’t think we get that down here in the south. Maybe if we add all our snow falls from the last ten years we might have LITE SNOW!

  14. Tony Arnold Says:

    The early snow, has to be because of global warming!

    Better call Al Gore and give him some more ammunition. 🙂


  15. Stoned-Campbell Disciple Says:

    “Christian Mythmakers” is a book by Rolland Hein that is now in its second edition.

    This books studies the power of myth in Christian fiction. By looking at the masters of myth (Dante, MacDonald, Lewis, Tolkien) the writer shows not only how this is great reading but address humanity at a primordial level.

    Beyond that Hein is a master wordsmith himself in the writing department. I have really enjoyed this book and he has given me fresh insight into my favorite writers.

    Bobby Valentine

  16. Stoned-Campbell Disciple Says:

    Steven I do remember you. You and your lovely wife traveled aroun Indianapolis with us. And you gave us some wonderful music for VBS on Daniel (and some fine takes off of the Beatles I might add).

    I am glad we have reconnected. I hope we can stay connected now.

    Bobby Valentine

  17. Velcro Says:

    Great stuff… Simply great

  18. Candle (C & L) Says:

    Bobby – TOmy shame – I haven’t been by for a while — I left somecomments back on the blogs about OT v. NT — don’t know if you get emails or not but I did ask a question about Deut. 34 that I’d be interested in hearing from you about.

    God Bless

  19. Ancient Wanderer Says:

    Nice List.

    I figured out those theological implications and or ramifications for the existence of the Transjordan tribes and their ultimate acceptance by God and their need to “to go before the Lord” as opposed to “before the peopele” in the conquest.

    AW 🙂

    PS: “der untergang” the best war movie ever? -To Hell And Back- my man! But it is a good movie.

    What is your favorite: ‘A Mi Pueblo’ or ‘Soy Pobre’? Both are real toe tappers 😉

  20. L.L. Barkat Says:

    Clicked over here from God-Hungry blog…

    oh, I like your list of words… if you like hesed, you might like Michael Card’s new book A Sacred Sorrow. I have to say it is a beautiful explication of the relationship between God’s hesed and our cries. (I liked the book so much I sort of over-quoted it in a talk I gave last week!)

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