23 Jul 2008

A Stoned Top Ten Posts List

Author: Bobby Valentine | Filed under: Bobby's World, Ministry, Mission, Preaching

Stoned’s Top Ten List

I have been blogging now for about two years. I began my dubious cyberspace career in Milwaukee, the land of beer and cheese, and since have migrated with my family to the land of saguaros and scorpions. In the time I’ve written 256 posts (that was the last count I had). As with all things many of those were very forgettable! Yet last night as I was home alone and found the movie No Country for Old Men particularly boring I began to reflect on my writing. Inspired by David Letterman I decided to create a Top Ten Stoned-Campbell list. The criteria for Top Ten was not simply the number of comments (though that was a factor) but the way people responded both on and offline to a post. And I also added a personal factor … how well did I like it and did I express something deeply from me in it … there is one that this will be obvious that this is the case. So without further ado here is my Stoned Top Ten list of posts:

10) My “Anti” Creed (December 23, 2006)

9) David Lipscomb, James A. Harding, the Mission & the Renewed Earth (July 13, 2006)

8) Wal-Mart, Dresses & Hermeneutics (August 12, 2006)

7) Quest for THE Pattern (August 9, 2007)

6) Jesus the Jew and Hanukkah (December 15, 2006)

5) Contradictions that are Bobby Valentine (January 19, 2008)

4) Anamolies in the Pattern (February 11, 2008)

3) Voices from 1968: A Leaf from the Page of a Subversive Journal (March 17, 2007)

2) Damaged Goods: A Biblical Pattern of Grace & Renewal (June 12, 2006)

And there is a tie for #1 so I guess this is really the Top Eleven

1) Tears: God’s or Mine (April 16, 2008)

1) Jesus, The Welcoming Friend of Sinners (May 9, 2006)

There are also three series of posts that I have done that I personally have enjoyed doing and so I will mention them without listing the individual posts

3) Heaven: Pie in the Sky or Meek Inheriting the Earth This series went for 14 installments. Just search under “eschatology” and you will find all of them.

2) Marcionism & Churches of Christ: What Value, Really, Is the OT?: Pt 1; Pt 2; Pt 3; Pt 4; Pt 5; Pt 6

1) Women on the Family Tree; Huldah; Susanna; Judith; Perpetua; Argula von Grumbach

Those of you who have been reading all along you may remember some of these. It has been a joy to be able to share and learn from you … and I have learned lots.

Bobby Valentine

11 Responses to “A Stoned Top Ten Posts List”

  1. muriel b Says:

    Thanks for the review. Number 5 and the two number one’s are definitely my fav’s. Like many of the comments left when you made the post about your similarity to David, l could possible be your twin sister. More likely, I just another struggler who is trying every day and most the time failing miserably to follow God.
    Have a great day!


  2. Cheryl Russell Says:

    I really enjoyed the Women on the Family Tree series. I have recommended it to friends who wanted Biblical and historical accounts of female leadership. Thanks for sharing your passion, knowledge, and CPU with us!

  3. michaelwong38@gmail.com Says:

    Hi, was wondering if you’d like to exchange links with me?
    If yes, please leave your blog url as a comment at:
    I’ll link to you first, then when you have time link back k?
    Thanks, Michael
    BTW–I’m michaelwong38 on digg. If ever you want something dugg, just send me a shout anytime.

  4. Stoned-Campbell Disciple Says:

    Muriel and Jake. Glad you are my friends now. Yeah me and David are buds. He was a man of swirling passions and so am I. Sometimes those passions sort of collide and make a mess!! But life is never dull or boring … messy but not boring, 😉

    Of course I think my most personal post was Tears: God’s or Mine but I really like the contradictions one too. There are many other “personal” posts under the heading “Bobby’s World” but I did not want to drag them up because they often refer to an entity that does not exist as it once did. That is sad to me. I hope you hang around Muriel and if Jack and Charles will have me back I will be glad to visit again to Green Ridge …


    I loved writing that series on women. I really never finished. I have a few mini-bios that I would love to share of more women on the family tree.

    Hey I will be making a trip to Albuquerqe (however you spell it!! and that is WAY off) perhaps coffee would be in order with the russells when that happens.

    Seeking Shalom,
    Bobby V

  5. Cheryl Russell Says:


    That would be great. You are welcome to stay with us if you would like, coffee sounds great as well. Get our contact info from Keith and/or Lori.


  6. Polycarp Says:

    Tears was the best that I have read of yours. I am still blessed by it.

  7. rich Says:

    thanks bobbie
    i am enjoying the read as i find time .
    which i have a lot of this week
    rich in ca

  8. Jim Martin Says:

    A great idea! I have read a number of these posts but there are some I haven’t read. I look forward to reading them.

  9. preacherman Says:

    Great stuff.
    Thanks Bobby!

  10. Charles Babb Says:


    Thanks. Loved catching up a bit on your writing and your life.

    FWIW, the love I have for you in your hour of need inspired me to re-register at google so I could read your blog and post.

    We are praying.

  11. Keith Says:

    You’re such a heretic. I love it.

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