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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 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 [...]
  • It Got Very Quiet up in the Mountains
    It got very quiet up in the mountains. He was trying to pray, but it wasn’t easy. He’d climbed for hours into the mountains. He didn’t really believe that climbing a mountain would bring him closer to God. At least not consciously. But he wanted to get through. He had a complaint. God needed to [...]
  • Can We Trust Him?
    The old woodsman held out his hand. The village chief looked at it, looked at the river. Looked at his wife, his children, and the villagers behind him. It was raining. It had been raining for days. The waters were rising. Not even the oldest villager could remember when the river had been this high. [...]
  • You Give Them Something to Eat
    The first pastor was annoyed and impatient during Miriam’s visit. He had a large and active church, and had thought he was making an appointment to talk to a member about some church problem. When she asked for the appointment, Miriam had said, “It’s about a problem and what the church can do about it.” [...]
  • Coming of Age
    This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance of the characters, places, or events to anything in the real world is strictly coincidental. Copyright © 2014 Henry E. Neufeld “We can’t let Sam turn 16 without the proper ceremony,” said Elsa. “A young man’s 16th birthday is a very important event. It must be done [...]
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Threads from Henry’s Web

  • Major on the Clear Stuff
    I get disturbed when I see people around me disturbed by the latest Bible mystery, or obscure interpretation of prophecy. These things sell books, and bring in offerings, but I don’t think they produce better followers of Jesus. I don’t have a problem with discussing difficult or controversial passages, but the church has been living [...]
  • Link: Elgin Hushbeck on Hebrews
    I’m posting this in the middle of the action, but Energion author Elgin Hushbeck, Jr. is blogging (and teaching) through Hebrews verse by verse. He’s in chapter 10, so follow it back to the beginning first if interested.
  • Unconscious Traditions Fight Change
    I’ve said quite a few times that I think that the job description we have for a pastor in most churches is ungodly. It’s also inhuman. The pastor can’t do all of that, so many times they fail. Those who succeed do so through extraordinary talents, gifts, and dependence on the grace of God. But [...]
  • My Wife Writes about Suicide
    My wife Jody has written a post on suicide which I think is worth passing on.
  • Seeking, Dialogue, and an Ecumenical Center
    I’m an advocate of dialogue in everything, certainly including matters of faith. Sometimes, however, dialogue is confused with seeking. There’s nothing wrong with seeking, but it is not identical with dialogue, though they do overlap. Dialogue can and should occur between people who do have an idea what they believe. It’s hard to have an [...]
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Energion Publications

  • Reminders, Reviews, and Updates
    Bob Cornwall reviews The River of Life, a recent release. While not agreeing entirely with the author, Bob appreciates the call for dialogue leading, we hope, to less division. He concludes: The world is fragmented – as noted by my … Continue reading →
  • Webinar: Finding Your Ecumenical Center
    We’re working toward having a program on Google Hangouts on Air every Tuesday night at 7 pm central time. This past Tuesday, I had a discussion with author Nick May, who is about to release a new book under our … Continue reading →
  • Surviving a Son’s Suicide Heads to the Printer
    I’ve just sent the files for Surviving a Son’s Suicide to the printer. This means that you have about a week to take advantage of the 30% of pre-order price of $6.99. So get your orders for this book in … Continue reading →
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    Author Robert Martin and his wife, Heather, are among the thousands upon thousands who have been intimately touched by breast cancer. Heather was diagnosed in 2012 and, we thank God that she is now living as a survivor of this … Continue reading →
  • Seeing the Psalter – Special Price – $10 Off!
    Seeing the Psalter: Patterns of Recurrence in the Poetry of the Psalms is a beautiful book, both in layout and content. Author Robert MacDonald gives a unique insight into the Psalms. These 150 poems are at the heart of the faith of … Continue reading →
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Participatory Bible Study Blog

  • Major on the Clear Stuff
    I get disturbed when I see people around me disturbed by the latest Bible mystery, or obscure interpretation of prophecy. These things sell books, and bring in offerings, but I don’t think they produce better followers of Jesus. I don’t have a problem with discussing difficult or controversial passages, but the church has been living [...]
  • Link: Elgin Hushbeck on Hebrews
    I’m posting this in the middle of the action, but Energion author Elgin Hushbeck, Jr. is blogging (and teaching) through Hebrews verse by verse. He’s in chapter 10, so follow it back to the beginning first if interested.
  • Unconscious Traditions Fight Change
    I’ve said quite a few times that I think that the job description we have for a pastor in most churches is ungodly. It’s also inhuman. The pastor can’t do all of that, so many times they fail. Those who succeed do so through extraordinary talents, gifts, and dependence on the grace of God. But [...]
  • My Wife Writes about Suicide
    My wife Jody has written a post on suicide which I think is worth passing on.
  • Seeking, Dialogue, and an Ecumenical Center
    I’m an advocate of dialogue in everything, certainly including matters of faith. Sometimes, however, dialogue is confused with seeking. There’s nothing wrong with seeking, but it is not identical with dialogue, though they do overlap. Dialogue can and should occur between people who do have an idea what they believe. It’s hard to have an [...]
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Jody’s Devotionals

  • 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:The PersecutedWhy Am I Here?The PersecutedKeep My Candle Trimmed and BurningEager to ListenPowered 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
  • Now the Day is Over
    I will bless the Lord who guides me; even at night my heart instructs me. 8 I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me. 9 No wonder my heart … Continue reading →Related Posts:Sleep And RestOn Call 24/7Joy ComesWho Do I Call On?The Holy Spirit: He is GodPowered 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

  • 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

  • Trash, Junk, and Spam
    Junk e-mail or spam is ubiquitous. Most of my incoming e-mail falls into this category. But I was reminded of the ways of handling this when dealing with some outgoing e-mail issues recently. I don’t send out any bulk e-mail … Continue reading →Related Posts:How to Spot Phishing E-mailsStill Getting WordPress Comments while Using Disqus?Spam FAIL of the DayBe Careful with Facebook Page IdentitiesThe Humor of Customer Support – Seriously!Powered by Contextual Related Posts
  • Grocery Store Floor Plan Fail
    My local Publix grocery store has been remodeling for a few weeks. In general, I don’t care for the reorganization. That’s because I’m a list shopper, and not a browser. I am looking for specific things and I like them … Continue reading →Related Posts:Twitter Logon Problem – Continuous Over CapacityThe Humor of Customer Support – Seriously!Trash, Junk, and SpamAvoiding Facebook Hacks and FakesGoogle+ Is Getting BetterPowered by Contextual Related Posts
  • WordPress Multisite, Multiple Root Domains, htaccess
    Sometimes those who know how things like a .htaccess file works fail to mention really simple things. So I’m going to mention this one. I have a site with multiple domain names that I want to consolidate. Thus I’m creating … Continue reading →Related Posts:Still Getting WordPress Comments while Using Disqus?Empty RSS Feed on WordPressThe Crash of Air France Flight 447 and YouConverting 13 Digit ISBNs to 10 (And Vice Versa)Grocery Store Floor Plan FailPowered by Contextual Related Posts
  • Reminder: Install Only What You Want
    I’m just calling attention to this again, because I so frequently find all kinds of utilities on people’s machines. They don’t know what they are and don’t use them. They come from add-ons to installations. I wrote about this just … Continue reading →Related Posts:Security and Perfomance Tip: Installing SoftwareAvoiding Facebook Hacks and FakesAdobe Creative Cloud with Virtual Box on UbuntuTrash, Junk, and SpamPasswordsPowered by Contextual Related Posts
  • 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 →Related Posts:Creative Cloud with Photoshop and LightroomWordPress Multisite, Multiple Root Domains, htaccessEmpty RSS Feed on WordPressThe Humor of Customer Support – Seriously!Switching to LinuxPowered by Contextual Related Posts
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