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Note on the word Energion

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 Former Youth Group
    “Your youth group is a miserable shadow of the one we had when Fred Martenson was our youth pastor!” The words rang in David’s ears as he stood on the sidewalk outside the church’s administrative building. His next move was to walk to his car, get in, and go home. That seemed like a good [...]
  • Frederik Pohl Dies at 93
    Science fiction great Frederik Pohl has died at age 93 (HT: Centauri Dreams). He was thinking of publishing projects right up to the last! He provided me (and so very many others) with many hours of great reading. He will be missed.
  • Tlisli Argues Strategy
    This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance of any character, place, or event to anything in the real world is purely coincidental, not to mention ridiculous. This is part of the Tlisli Series. Copyright © Henry E. Neufeld, 2013 The Inraline had a relaxed way of dealing with authority when in [...]
  • And the winner is …
    The winner of my giveaway via the Christian Book Lovers Blog Hop Jodi Woody, who entered by every possible means. It was the Twitter entry that won! She will be receiving an e-mail notifying her of her win.  
  • Giveaway – The Christian Book Lovers Hop
    July 1: It appears that the hop is over! I’ll have the winner posted here before the end of the day. I had a number of comments via social media, so I need to collate the entries. No, you don’t have to hop up and down or run around. You just have to hop [...]
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Threads from Henry’s Web

  • The 5-Minute-a-Day Bible Reading Plan vs. My Dad’s Bible
    Some time ago I was invited to answer questions from a group of wonderful young people. They were invited to ask me any question they wanted. On about the third question, as they were discussing the background between them, I had my finger in a place in my Bible where I was going to start [...]
  • On Ecclesiastes and Disagreeing with Authors
    No, not the authors of the biblical text, though that’s an interesting topic. I’m talking about disagreeing with a study guide author, in this case a study guide author I chose both to publish and then to use in my Sunday School class. One class member was surprised—not shocked, annoyed, or disturbed, but just surprised—that [...]
  • The Authority of the Longer Ending of Mark
    Here’s an interesting post on the longer ending of Mark and snake handling. (HT: Dave Black Online, Why Four Gospels?) There’s obviously a serious question about hermeneutics lurking in the discussion, but what I would like to see discussed is just what text of Mark is authoritative. We tend to assume that what we want [...]
  • Trajectories, Hermeneutics, Sexual Ethics, and Ecclesiology
    Reading Chris Seitz on the Biblical Crisis in the Homosexuality Debates (by Alastair Roberts) reminded me of three things I already believed: It is very dangerous to try to develop hermeneutics while wrapped up in a debate on a particular topic. The best test of one’s hermeneutics is to change the subject. Does it still [...]
  • Link: Roger Olson – The Most Pernicious Heresy in American Christianity
    This is very much worth reading.
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Energion Publications

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Participatory Bible Study Blog

  • The 5-Minute-a-Day Bible Reading Plan vs. My Dad’s Bible
    Some time ago I was invited to answer questions from a group of wonderful young people. They were invited to ask me any question they wanted. On about the third question, as they were discussing the background between them, I had my finger in a place in my Bible where I was going to start [...]
  • On Ecclesiastes and Disagreeing with Authors
    No, not the authors of the biblical text, though that’s an interesting topic. I’m talking about disagreeing with a study guide author, in this case a study guide author I chose both to publish and then to use in my Sunday School class. One class member was surprised—not shocked, annoyed, or disturbed, but just surprised—that [...]
  • The Authority of the Longer Ending of Mark
    Here’s an interesting post on the longer ending of Mark and snake handling. (HT: Dave Black Online, Why Four Gospels?) There’s obviously a serious question about hermeneutics lurking in the discussion, but what I would like to see discussed is just what text of Mark is authoritative. We tend to assume that what we want [...]
  • Trajectories, Hermeneutics, Sexual Ethics, and Ecclesiology
    Reading Chris Seitz on the Biblical Crisis in the Homosexuality Debates (by Alastair Roberts) reminded me of three things I already believed: It is very dangerous to try to develop hermeneutics while wrapped up in a debate on a particular topic. The best test of one’s hermeneutics is to change the subject. Does it still [...]
  • Link: Roger Olson – The Most Pernicious Heresy in American Christianity
    This is very much worth reading.
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Jody’s Devotionals

  • Live in Faith
    Jesus then said, “I am the one who raises the dead to life! Everyone who has faith in me will live, even if they die. And everyone who lives because of faith in me will never really die. Do you … Continue reading →Related Posts:Suffering for …John 3:16: The BeginningPainWhy THIS Death, Jesus?Rest WellPowered by Contextual Related Posts
  • Weep Not for Me
    No longer will there be a curse upon anything. For the throne of God and of the Lamb will be there, and his servants will worship him. 4 And they will see his face, and his name will be written … Continue reading →Related Posts:Heaven is a Wonderful PlaceCome and SeeBelievers May WeepThe King of GlorySinging With The SaintsPowered by Contextual Related Posts
  • Grace: Comes Full Circle
    [reprinted from January 15, 2010] – Henry Neufeld When Jesus and his disciples had finished eating, he asked, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than the others do?” Simon Peter answered, “Yes, Lord, you know I do!” … Continue reading →Related Posts:Grace: Comes Full CircleAlways MoreDo You Love Me?Never AloneWho is Jesus? Forgiving FriendPowered by Contextual Related Posts
  • Why Not?
    On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there,2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They … Continue reading →Related Posts:AtonementTime for PrayerTime for PrayerHonor Your Father and MotherOn CallPowered by Contextual Related Posts
  • Daily Choices
    Once again Jesus spoke to the people. This time he said, “I am the light for the world! Follow me, and you won’t be walking in the dark. You will have the light that gives life.”   John 8:12 (CEV) … Continue reading →Related Posts:Let My Light ShineWhat Am I Here For?What I ShareGiving ThanksLife Filled With LightPowered 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

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Energion.com Podcast

  • 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!
  • A Spiritual Tragedy
    Greg May asks if we’re really read to serve people and become involved with them. Scripture: Leviticus 19:18, Romans 12: 3, 10
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Neufeld Computer Services

  • Converting 13 Digit ISBNs to 10 (And Vice Versa)
    The formulas for this, which will work in LibreOffice (or OpenOffice) Calc, are to be found at User Offline: How to write a spreadsheet formula for ISBN-10 to ISBN-13 and ASIN. Considering that post is dated in 2008, I thought … Continue reading →
  • Spam FAIL of the Day
    Today I deleted a spam comment from this blog. That is not very memorable. What was different was that the first line stuck with me. This is a very funny blog! I loved the way you … One of the … Continue reading →
  • How to Spot Phishing E-mails
    I’m frequently asked how to do this, and the simple answer is that if an e-mail isn’t from someone you know or someone you do business with, don’t open it. Further, if the e-mail doesn’t seem in character for that … Continue reading →
  • Powerline Ethernet: D-Link PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapter Starter Kit
    I recently reorganized the way we connect our home and my office, which is across the yard. “Across the yard” became about 100 feet further than it had been, and it looked inconvenient to connect this via a cable. So … Continue reading →
  • Still Getting WordPress Comments while Using Disqus?
    After I started using Disqus for comments on another web site, I was still getting huge amounts of spam. None of it showed on the web site, which is good, but it was getting to be a sizable portion of … Continue reading →
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