26 Aug 2008

Turn the Page …

Author: Bobby Valentine | Filed under: Bobby's World, Books, Music

Turn the Page …

Well I am beginning a new decade of my life today. I have denied it all day long but there is no getting around it. If I revert to the old Julian calendar I might post pone it for a little while or if I calculate it out using the Mayan calendar I might even be older. So I decided to take some stock in what is going on in my life. I did not want to go to deep you know so this is safely superficial.

Well first of all I took in Star Wars: The Clone Wars this weekend with Rachael and Talya. Honestly it was much better than I thought it was going to be. Animated Star Wars just did not seem right but it was actually good! Last night I watched Ghost Rider with the girls too. Today I rode in the rain and enjoyed that (not really).

Tonight the girls and I went to Borders and bought Creed: Greatest Hits and The Best of 70s Supergroups. I find it interesting that the girls really dig The Styx and BTO. (But I grew up with KISS, Van Halen, Bon Jovi and Def Leppard).

I’ve been reading the current Newsweek with the cover story “The End of the South.” I have been learning about my bike from the inside out with the 1997 Harley Davidson Dyna Service Manual. I finished reading Leonard Sweet’s Post-Modern Pilgrims and taking in a page or two of Dana Hood’s I Will Change Your Name: Messages from the Father to a Heart Broken by Divorce. And the book I am currently breezing through is Jon Meacham’s recent bestseller. American Gospel: God, The Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation.

This week I got serious about writing a chapter for Michael Casey memorial volume (former Professor at Pepperdine University) edited by Thomas Olbricht and to be published by Wipf and Stock. The chapter will be on the evolution of Robertson L. Whiteside’s theological move from pacifism to nationalism and how that mirrors the greater movement within the Churches of Christ non-denomination denomination.

My other study interests for the moment remain my book project on K. C. Moser, a book I hope to write on the New Heavens and New Earth, and the Song of Songs. Yes I am doing some serious indepth study of that short little collection of almost erotic literature. I finished reading Tremper Longman’s new commentary in the NIC series on the book. Now I am reading some of Bernard’s great sermons on the text too …

Well in a nut shell that is what is going on as the page turns from 39 to 40 … Enjoy the Beatles video.

8 Responses to “Turn the Page …”

  1. Steve Says:

    My how you’ve travelled around! Don’t you think that has served to form you in ways different from your North Alabama cohort?

    Happy 40th!

  2. Cheryl Russell Says:

    Happy Birthday!

    The Moser books sounds great, can’t wait till you finish. He is one of my favorite ancestors in the faith. I wrote a paper about him for our RH class.

    God Bless You!

  3. Stoned-Campbell Disciple Says:

    Cheryl I would be interested in readying your paper on Moser. Is it in electronic form? can you email it?

    Bobby V

  4. cwinwc Says:

    I’m 10 years ahead of you or at least will be on Sept. 18th. Glad you had time with your girls, the movies, and your books.

    I’m interested in your statement about “greater movement within the Churches of Christ non-denomination denomination.” Can you do (and you might have and I just missed it) a post about this subject?

    Thanks and a belated happy birthday from “drying out Central Florida.”

  5. Matthew Says:

    I am looking forward to some of your future projects coming out and you are in my prayers as you are making these changes.

  6. Cheryl Russell Says:

    Bobby, no you wouldn’t. đŸ˜‰ It was only three pages about who he was, and why I liked him. I will send it to you, but don’t expect much.

  7. Gardner Hall Says:

    Happy 40th. In the first few paragraphs I thought the post would be happily superficial, but realize you can’t stay completely away from the deeper stuff – Moser, Whiteside, etc. It’s in your blood.

  8. Dee Andrews Says:

    Belated happy birthday, Bobby. Believe me, you are a very YOUNG man yet! May you have many more years in God’s service.

    On another note – please pray for all of us along the Mississippi gulf coast as hurricane Gustav storms its way toward us the next few days. I may, or may not, have to evacuate on Sunday to Jackson because of my serious health problems.

    Either way, we will not be able to stay in our home out in the country from Picayune, Mississippi.

    May God keep us all safe.


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