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The name Energion originally was the name of a role playing game system I designed with some help from my friends. Though I am no longer making use of the system, I have begun to make the old manuals and some related software available on the internet. Look at the Energion Role-Playing Game System.

Henry Neufeld’s Blogs

The Jevlir Caravansary



  • The God-Talk Club and the Gay Guitarist – II
    This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance between the characters, places, events, and organizations and those in reality is entirely the product of the author’s imagination. Copyright © 2014, Henry E. Neufeld. (This is part 2 of a 2 part story. Read part 1.] “I disagree with that. Rather, I allow my LGBTQ […]
  • The God-Talk Club and the Gay Guitarist – I
    This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance between the characters, places, events, and organizations and those in reality is entirely the product of the author’s imagination. Copyright © 2014, Henry E. Neufeld. Jerry Simonson lowered himself gingerly into the overstuffed chair. He was wondering whether it was safe or sanitary. He shouldn’t have. […]
  • Tables of Contents for My Short Story Collections
    Tales from Jevlir & Stories of the Way I’ve just posted tables of contents for both of my short story collections, Tales from Jevlir: Oddballs, and Stories of the Way. A number of the stories in both collections were taken from this blog, but there are a few new stories in each book. The […]
  • Genesis Wasn’t Written This Way
    After some weeks on the mountain, the Lord looked over Moses’ shoulder. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” This is a work of fiction. Normally I’d say that all the characters and events are products of my imagination, lest anyone imagine they find themselves in the story and not like what […]
  • The Man on the Couch
    There was this man, sitting on his couch. He wasn’t sure whether he was awake or not. He might have been dreaming. He might have been in that sort of half-way state some people experience when just waking up. But right across from his recliner, sitting there on the couch, was a man. The man […]
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Threads from Henry’s Web



  • Discussing Christian Unity Tonight
    Last night I interviewed author Doris Horton Murdoch about the importance of testimonies. Here’s the YouTube: In the Energion hangout for Consider Christianity Week tonight I’ll be joining Joel Watts and Elgin Hushbeck, Jr. to discuss Christian unity. Joel posted about this event today on his blog. The time is 7 pm central time. […]
  • The Importance of Experience
    I was thinking of titling this “In Which I Annoy My Evangelical United Methodist Friends,” since so many of them are talking about the Wesleyan Quadrilateral and trying to privilege scripture within it in some way. I am not entirely in sympathy with many of these approaches. You see, the moment I decided to take […]
  • What the Greek REALLY Says!
    This was so good I had to embed it!
  • Forgiveness and Reconciliation
    This past Tuesday night I had a conversation about forgiveness (with a long interlude on fiction writing!) with author Nick May. Nick was a last minute stand-in for two guests. My wife Jody was unable to participate because of a sore throat. Renee Crosby, author of the recent release The Fringe, had catastrophic technical difficulties, […]
  • John Walton on Different Hermeneutical Presuppositions
    In an interview published on The Jesus Creed, though released by IVP, John Walton comments on different hermeneutical presuppositions. He is referring to the endless debates about how and when creation took place, but the ideas might be useful regarding other topics. Walton: We too easily believe that the world of biblical interpretation is a […]
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Energion Publications



  • Elgin Hushbeck on the Chosen Generation Show
    Energion author Elgin Hushbeck, Jr. will be on the Chosen Generation Show today at 10:00 am central time.
  • Dave Black in Spanish!
    Dave introduces the Spanish translation of his Greek Grammar, Learn to Read New Testament Greek. The translated title is Aprenda a leer el griego del Nuevo Testamento. The book itself is at the printer and nearly done with processing. Pre-order … Continue reading →
  • Aprenda a leer el griego del Nuevo Testamento Is at the Printer
    It’s finally made it! It’s at the printer! We’re putting back pre-order pricing through Wednesday, but books could be shipping as early as tomorrow. For physical copies: Aprenda a leer el griego del Nuevo Testamento ($19.99 / $13.99 pre-order) PDF: … Continue reading →
  • Consider Christianity Week Events
    This week is Consider Christianity Week! Conceived by Elgin Hushbeck, apologist and author (Evidence for the Bible, Christianity and Secularism, Preserving Democracy, What is Wrong with Social Justice?)  it is the week prior to Palm Sunday when we rejoice in who and what we … Continue reading →
  • Playlist for Lent 2015 Seasons Series
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1DJlVfameMJPE_zdbhdvMmgRQtmHP87n Since the playlist preview isn’t showing up on the post, you can click here! We’ve created a Playlist on YouTube for our Lent 2015 series. Each of these interviews/conversations focuses on a perspective or viewpoint on the season. The … Continue reading →
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Participatory Bible Study Blog



  • Discussing Christian Unity Tonight
    Last night I interviewed author Doris Horton Murdoch about the importance of testimonies. Here’s the YouTube: In the Energion hangout for Consider Christianity Week tonight I’ll be joining Joel Watts and Elgin Hushbeck, Jr. to discuss Christian unity. Joel posted about this event today on his blog. The time is 7 pm central time. […]
  • The Importance of Experience
    I was thinking of titling this “In Which I Annoy My Evangelical United Methodist Friends,” since so many of them are talking about the Wesleyan Quadrilateral and trying to privilege scripture within it in some way. I am not entirely in sympathy with many of these approaches. You see, the moment I decided to take […]
  • What the Greek REALLY Says!
    This was so good I had to embed it!
  • Forgiveness and Reconciliation
    This past Tuesday night I had a conversation about forgiveness (with a long interlude on fiction writing!) with author Nick May. Nick was a last minute stand-in for two guests. My wife Jody was unable to participate because of a sore throat. Renee Crosby, author of the recent release The Fringe, had catastrophic technical difficulties, […]
  • John Walton on Different Hermeneutical Presuppositions
    In an interview published on The Jesus Creed, though released by IVP, John Walton comments on different hermeneutical presuppositions. He is referring to the endless debates about how and when creation took place, but the ideas might be useful regarding other topics. Walton: We too easily believe that the world of biblical interpretation is a […]
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Jody’s Devotionals



  • The Life Journey/Mission Continues
    I have spent the last eight weeks praying and thinking about what is next in God’s plan for me. One of the specifics points was the question on whether to continue writing “daily devotions” as I have done for the last … Continue reading →Related Posts:Is God Real?Every Day – Seek the LORDHonor Your Father and Your MotherSpiritual HealthTo Whom the Thanks BelongPowered by Contextual Related Posts
  • Taking Up My Cross: Commission
    Then the eleven disciples left for Galilee, going to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.17 When they saw him, they worshiped him—but some of them doubted! 18 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given … Continue reading →Related Posts:Would God be Ashamed?Christ’s Membership CardA Time of RepentanceThe Way of the CrossWhat Does Jesus Do?Powered by Contextual Related Posts
  • Taking Up My Cross: Persecution
    “Disciples are not better than their teacher, and slaves are not better than their master.25 It is enough for disciples to be like their teacher and for slaves to be like their master. If people call the head of the … Continue reading →Related Posts:Why Am I Here?The PersecutedEager to ListenWorthy is the LambDivine Home DesignPowered by Contextual Related Posts
  • Taking Up My Cross: Peace or Sword
    “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.”        Matthew 10:34 (NIV) There have been many people I know who find this verse … Continue reading →Related Posts:In My Time of NeedThe Weeds in My LifePsalm 57Christmas: The MotherSay What We Want to Hear – Even if It’s False!Powered by Contextual Related Posts
  • Taking Up My Cross: I Am Loved
    [And then Jesus said,] “See, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. 17 Beware of them, for they will hand you over to councils and flog … Continue reading →Related Posts:“For Thine is the Kingdom”“For Thine is the Kingdom”There is No Box!Taking Up My Cross: CommissionWhat is Important?Powered by Contextual Related Posts
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Moderate Christian Blogroll



  • Christian Carnival for September is Coming
    And it’s coming to blogroll member The Jevlir Caravansary. That’s one of my blogs. I will look a  bit at the blogroll for posts to highlight, but if you want to make sure you’re included, you need to submit your … Continue reading →
  • Blogroll Update
    I just added three months worth of submissions to the blogroll. No, I’m not going to list all the links. I’ll try to keep up, but this is a fairly daunting task. Currently the roll includes 198 entries. I do … Continue reading →
  • Blogroll Updated
    After a considerable period of time, I have brought the blogroll up to date with all submissions thus far. If you don’t find your site in the blogroll and you submitted it, comment on this post and I’ll look into … Continue reading →
  • New Sites Added to Blogroll
    I’ve just added three new sites to the blogroll: Attempts at Honesty Ministry of the Heart of Christ Top 10 Most Influential Christians
  • Added to the Blogroll
    We’ve added six new sites to the blogroll: Alma saudavel Joyful Idealist Forgotten Voices Lessons of a Dad Herald Sun Faith Works The Sweeney Family Check out these sites.
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Energion.com Book Blog



Energion.com Podcast



  • Elgin Hushbeck Interviewed on The Blaze
    Elgin Hushbeck, Jr. is interviewed on The Blaze regarding his new book, What Is Wrong with Social Justice.
  • The Phone Call I Should Have Made
    Do you take time to thank those who serve?
  • Witnessing
    A transcript is available.
  • God Does Things Backwards
    4Joseph went up from Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David, called Bethlehem, because he was David’s descendant, 5to be included in the census with Mary, to whom he was engaged to be married.  She was pregnant.  6While they were there she was due to deliver the baby.  7She gave birth to her […]
  • Humorous Humility
    Scriptures:  Too numerous to mention!
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Neufeld Computer Services



  • Test Edge Animate
    This post is solely for the purpose of testing how to embed an Adobe Edge Animate file using the WP OAM Renderer plugin. (The sale is real, however, and available at Energion Direct.)Related Posts:Comprehensive Google Map Plugin and jQueryAdobe Creative Cloud with Virtual Box on UbuntuLearn to Use Your Tools – Word and WriterForgetting Which Computer I’m UsingCreative Cloud with Photoshop and LightroomPowered by Contextual Related Posts
  • Learn to Use Your Tools – Word and Writer
    A person with a toolkit generally spends a bit of time learning to use the tools in it, otherwise he or she will get limited benefit from the tools available. It’s important to have the right tools, and it’s also … Continue reading →Related Posts:Your Computer is a Tool – Learn to Use ItAdobe Creative Cloud with Virtual Box on UbuntuHow to Spot Phishing E-mailsSecurity and Perfomance Tip: Installing SoftwareGoogle+ Is Getting BetterPowered by Contextual Related Posts
  • Viewing Your Google+ Stream Chronologically
    I like to view my social media streams in strict chronological order. Go to the following post from +Luiz Fernado to find out how. https://plus.google.com/112628336965092687932/posts/28BVXHTt6d6Related Posts:What Facebook Should AdmitComprehensive Google Map Plugin and jQueryGoogle+ Is Getting BetterFirefox Solves Font Issue with SBL New Testament on Bible…Test Edge AnimatePowered by Contextual Related Posts
  • What Facebook Should Admit
    WebProNews quotes a long answer to the question many advertisers are asking about organic reach via their pages on Facebook. Facebook spokespeople have been trying to answer this question for a long time, and advertisers just aren’t satisfied. I have … Continue reading →Related Posts:Be Careful with Facebook Page IdentitiesAvoiding Facebook Hacks and FakesGoogle+ Is Getting BetterThe Humor of Customer Support – Seriously!Learn to Use Your Tools – Word and WriterPowered by Contextual Related Posts
  • Firefox Solves Font Issue with SBL New Testament on Bible Gateway
    I’ve had problems with two sites that I use a great deal when accessed from my Android tablet or phone. These are Bible Gateway, when using the SBL Greek New Testament and Nestle-Aland.com when reading the NA28 Greek NT online. … Continue reading →Related Posts:Adobe Creative Cloud with Virtual Box on UbuntuSecurity and Perfomance Tip: Installing SoftwareWordPress Multisite, Multiple Root Domains, htaccessWhat Facebook Should AdmitThe Humor of Customer Support – Seriously!Powered by Contextual Related Posts
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