Activities and Interests
Besides the blogs listed above, I contribute to the following: Jody’s Devotionals, Pacesetters Bible School Newsletter, Energion Publications Announcements, Running Toward the Goal, Moderate Christian Blogroll, and RedBlueChristian.com.
- What’s in a Version? Bible translations explained!
- To the Hebrews: A Participatory Study Guide Topical study of the book of Hebrews
- Revelation: A Participatory Study Guide A new approach to studying Revelation
- Identifying Your Gifts and Service A Spirit-led program for churches to use in identifying and starting to use the gifts of the whole body.
- Not Ashamed of the Gospel: Confessions of a Liberal Charismatic My personal testimony and theology
- I Want to Pray! Basic understanding of prayer, written with Rev. Perry Dalton
- Identifying Your Gifts and Service: Small Group Edition
- Disciples: Jesus With Us
- When People Speak for God
- Tales from Jevlir: Oddballs My first work of ficiton in print
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 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 [...]Related Posts:Can Either of You Recommend a Church?Why Justin Quit Reading the BibleOur Church is ShrinkingThe Benefit of a Secular EducationOur Pastor is LazyPowered by Contextual Related PostsThe post The Former Youth Group appeared first on Jevlir Caravansary.
- 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. Related Posts:Reading Fiction and Good FictionWhat is a Classic?April 2013 Christian Carnival PostedNew Jevlir-Related Book: Stories of the WayCategoriesPowered by Contextual Related PostsThe post Frederik Pohl Dies at 93 appeared first on Jevlir Caravansary.
- 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 [...]Related Posts:Tlisli – An Inraline CourtTlisli – The Edge of CivilizationTlisli – Ambushed!We Have Always FailedA Fresh Perspective – IPowered by Contextual Related PostsThe post Tlisli Argues Strategy appeared first on Jevlir Caravansary.
- 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. Related Posts:Giveaway – The Christian Book Lovers HopApril 2013 Christian Carnival PostedJune Christian Carnival Has Been PostedChristian Carnival Here TomorrowChristian Carnival PostedPowered by Contextual Related PostsThe post And the winner is … appeared first on Jevlir Caravansary.
- 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 [...]Related Posts:And the winner is …Henry Neufeld Book PackageSeptember Christian CarnivalNovember 9 Christian Carnival PostedChristian Carnival CCCLXI PostedPowered by Contextual Related PostsThe post Giveaway – The Christian Book Lovers Hop appeared first on Jevlir Caravansary.
- Psalm 122: On Praying for Both Israelis and Palestinians
Bruce Epperly, in his comments on the scriptures for the first Sunday in Advent at Process & Faith, has a note about praying for Jerusalem. The call for this is made in the Psalm for this first Sunday in Advent, 122. Bruce notes: “I was glad when they said unto me let us go [...]Related Posts:Fervent Prayer and Praying in the SpiritAn End-Timely DilemmaThe Problem with EschatologyOctober 22 and EschatologyBook Notes – Revelation: The Way It HappenedPowered by Contextual Related Posts
- How to Die – How to Live
I learned from my wife, a 12 year veteran as a hospice nurse, that it’s important to think and talk about end of life care and dying. We tend to avoid it, especially when we’re younger. First, it’s because death seems so far away. Surely we have 50, 60, or 70 years, at least, [...]Related Posts:Glorious StoriesSuch a Prayer – Jody’s DevotionalsSelf-Quote of the DayOf Fog and DecisionsFirst Century Church – Wanting and DoingPowered by Contextual Related Posts
- On Partisan Criticism and Excuses
When President Obama was elected in 2008, I commented to Jody that I would now have to listen to over-the-top complaints from a completely different group of friends than I had over the previous eight years. I’m no apologist for George W. Bush. I just don’t think he was as bad as so many [...]Related Posts:Third Party DebateReflection after the ElectionVoting TomorrowPrimary and Local Voting (Ramblings)Media DistrustPowered by Contextual Related Posts
- Of Fog and Decisions
My friend and Energion author Greg May writes about navigating in the fog today on Greg’s Waterin’ Hole. The post brought back a memory from the 60s, traveling with my family in Chiapas, Mexico, way off the main roads. We were in the mountains on a gravel road, with a cliff on either side, [...]Related Posts:Christian Attitude on PoliticsHow to Die – How to LiveGreg Boyd and Spiritual WarfareLetting the Holy Spirit TeachThe Way That Seems RightPowered by Contextual Related Posts
- Two Old Testament Books (or Preach More from the Old Testament)
My company is offering special prices on all our books related to the Old Testament. I decided to blog a bit about the books we’re offering. So if you don’t want to hear about books that are for sale, this one isn’t for you. On the other hand, I promise to be wordy, tell [...]Related Posts:Alden Thompson: SDAs and the Charismatic ExperienceSpeaking of Dying ChurchesThe Problem with EschatologyThe Worship Service is Worship TooSoup Kitchen for the Soul or How I Learn from AuthorsPowered by Contextual Related Posts
- Advent Coupon Offer
Throughout Advent we are going to be featuring a variety of books and book packages. But we’ll also be offering a 20% off coupon on all orders of $25 or more through Christmas. All you have to do is enter … Continue reading →
- Happy Thanksgiving!
(Art by our granddaughter, Jamie Lister. -Henry & Jody Neufeld)
- Forgiveness: Finding Freedom From Your Past
A Perfect Hit in the Topical Line Drives Series – Jody Neufeld, editor Energion Publications Since committing my life to Christ in 1995, “forgiveness” has been a frequent topic of conversation as I have walked along with Jesus. I met … Continue reading →
- Eschatology and Resurrection Sale Extended
Again in honor of the Lectionary passages for this week, we’re extending our Eschatology and Resurrection Sale, and we’re also adding two books to it. All books in this sale are 40% off their cover price. You can see a … Continue reading →
- Eschatology and Resurrection Sale
In honor of the Lectionary passages for this week (Haggai 2:1-9, Psalm 145, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17, Luke 20:27-38 Proper 27C / Ordinary 32C / Pentecost +25; as usual I make free to not leave out portions of the passages), we’re … Continue reading →
- A Bible and Book Burning
Pastor Marc Grizzard of (oh the irony!) Amazing Grace Baptist Church (I’d link, but the web page at the only link I have is suspended) is planning a book burning. He believes the KJV is the only true Word of … Continue reading →Related Posts:Not Only a FatherThe Earliest Gospel of Mark Has NOT Been FoundWhy is This Translation Important?Off to the Printer – The Authorship of Hebrews: The…Best Pew Bible?Powered by Contextual Related Posts
Next time I have the opportunity to teach Greek, I’m going to ask the students to watch this video, not because I need them to know about English dialects, but because it’s helpful to know how dialects change and are … Continue reading →Related Posts:Greek and MinistryDave Black (and Charles King) on Greek Teaching MethodsAn Interpreter for GreekDave Black: 13 Things Greek Teachers Won’t Tell YouBook Notes: Linguistics for Students of New Testament GreekPowered by Contextual Related Posts
- Hebrews 13:12 and the Historical Jesus
James McGrath makes a connection here that I had never thought of, comparing a mythicist hypothesis that this refers to suffering outside the gate of heaven (for which we have have what evidence?) as opposed to a common belief at … Continue reading →Related Posts:A Wife for Jesus?Timo S. Paananen on Forgery DetectionDaniel Wallace on Manuscripts of QLet’s Get CriticalA Sense of the SpiritualPowered by Contextual Related Posts
- Pious but Stupid Statements about the Bible
I was out driving today and saw a church sign with the statement, “The Bible – Your First Notebook.” What exactly does that mean? I see almost nothing about the Bible that makes it like a notebook. It’s still better … Continue reading →Related Posts:Depending on Others and UnderstandingChurch Sign Theology – Sorta Saved?Interactive Covenants and Prophecies or God Has a Plan BJazz and Absorbing the BibleJohn MacArthur Discovers the Greek Word DOULOSPowered by Contextual Related Posts
- One Law for Yourselves and for the Alien (Numbers 15:16) – An Exercise in Application
The Pentateuch is one key source for Christian debates about the treatment of aliens (especially illegal aliens) here in the United States. There are a number of commands that might apply, and they are interpreted differently, or perhaps seen as … Continue reading →Related Posts:Connecting the Scriptural Dots – From Then to Then…Numbers 13: Biography of a RumorInteractive Covenants and Prophecies or God Has a Plan BLet’s Get CriticalPsalm 89: When Eternal Doesn’t LastPowered by Contextual Related Posts
- Prepare for Grace
Then they sang a hymn and went out to the Mount of Olives. 31 Jesus said to his disciples, “During this very night, all of you will reject me, as the Scriptures say, ‘I will strike down the shepherd, and … Continue reading →Related Posts:Welcome BackPeter and JohnTake a StepSitting Down with JudasTake a StepPowered by Contextual Related Posts
- Please Help and Bless our Leaders
Please help the king to be honest and fair just like you, our God. 2 Let him be honest and fair with all your people, especially the poor. 3 Let peace and justice rule every mountain and hill. 4 Let … Continue reading →Related Posts:Better PromisesLand That I Love?Don’t Hesitate â€“ Just Ask!He is The King I FollowThe King of GloryPowered by Contextual Related Posts
- Thankful Marriage
Jesus answered, “Don’t you know that in the beginning the Creator made a man and a woman? 5 That’s why a man leaves his father and mother and gets married. He becomes like one person with his wife. 6 Then … Continue reading →Related Posts:Marriage GiftJesus Came to Fulfill: Part IIIThere is LoveCan You Hear Me Now?Unequally YokedPowered by Contextual Related Posts
- Nothing To Do BUT Give Thanks
Now that we know what we have—Jesus, this great High Priest with ready access to God—let’s not let it slip through our fingers. We don’t have a priest who is out of touch with our reality. He’s been through weakness … Continue reading →Related Posts:And in ALL Things, Give ThanksNo One Knows Trouble Like My TroublesMourning into GladnessThe Past â€“ Gone ForeverThe Perfect PrayerPowered by Contextual Related Posts
- Grace and the Thorn
So to keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud. 8 Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. … Continue reading →Related Posts:God’s Miracles: Victories!Grace the size of a Mustard SeedMy Life, My Race, His Promise, Our GoalIn the Grace SpaGrace: Good Word but What is it?Powered by Contextual Related Posts
- 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.
- Review: A Bat in the Belfry
This was the first book I’ve read by Sarah Graves. I must confess that initially I came close to abandoning the book. The first couple of chapters plodded along, and there were too many people introduced for my taste. But I persevered, and it was worth it. As the book moves forward the many personal […]
- Nick May Wants You to Buy His Books
- Book Note: The Well Tempered Clavicle
I am only a moderately intense follower of the Xanth novels, but this one looked like fun (I usually get around to them eventually), so I checked it out. The humor is still there. There are too many puns for me, though I do enjoy many of them, and this one was on the topic […]
- Book Note: Turning to God
I asked my pastor for a good book on the basics of Christian conversion and he handed me William Barclay’s little book Turning to God. It’s a small book, with just 103 pages of reasonable size text. It’s not complex. The vocabulary is straightforward. I wouldn’t recommend it for speed reading, but you don’t need […]
- Book: Snuff (Terry Pratchett)
How can I say enough good things about Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books? The fact is, I can’t. If you have any liking for fantasy and humor, you need to get involved in this series. The most recent one (at least that I’ve gotten my hands on) is Snuff, and the only new thing I’d have […]
- The Phone Call I Should Have Made
Do you take time to thank those who serve?
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
- 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 →Related Posts:How to Buy the Wrong LaptopSecurity and Perfomance Tip: Installing SoftwareBasic MalwareLibre Office Living Up to Its NameAdobe Creative Cloud with Virtual Box on UbuntuPowered by Contextual Related Posts
- 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 →Related Posts:Bad Restaurant Web Sites (from Slate)The Vanishing Difference Between Blog and Web SiteThe Humor of Customer Support – Seriously!Basic MalwareEmpty RSS Feed on WordPressPowered by Contextual Related Posts
- Comprehensive Google Map Plugin and jQuery
Get the fix here. There are other, more complicated fixes, but that one works.Related Posts:Google+ Is Getting BetterDo You Know How the Internet Works?PasswordsAmazon Eating the World?The Humor of Customer Support – Seriously!Powered by Contextual Related Posts
- Creative Cloud with Photoshop and Lightroom
While I absolutely have to have the full creative suite for my publishing work, this offer for just Photoshop and Lightroom (plus minor goodies) should be of interest to photographs and artists who just use Photoshop. (HT: Digital Photography Review) … Continue reading →Related Posts:Adobe Creative Cloud with Virtual Box on UbuntuLibre Office Living Up to Its NameThe Ada Initiative – Women in Open SourceThe Humor of Customer Support – Seriously!Powerline Ethernet: D-Link PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapter…Powered by Contextual Related Posts
- Avoiding Facebook Hacks and Fakes
Top 3 Myths about Hackers on Facebook from thatsnonsense.com provides some good information, though in my experience trying to explain to people the difference between being hacked and having installed rogue software is usually futile. All they know is their … Continue reading →Related Posts:Basic MalwareSecurity and Perfomance Tip: Installing SoftwareThe Humor of Customer Support – Seriously!Be Careful with Facebook Page IdentitiesHow to Buy the Wrong LaptopPowered by Contextual Related Posts