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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 Atheist and the Missionary
    “The grandfather’s in there,” said the nurse quietly. “He’s a retired missionary.” “Thanks,” said the pediatric oncologist, but he didn’t hesitate. He stepped into the room. In the bed he saw the girl, not yet in her teens. She didn’t look all that good. He hadn’t expected her to. She had just been referred to […]
  • 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 […]
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Threads from Henry’s Web



  • Discussion Tonight: Violence in the Bible
    On the Energion Hangout tonight at 7:00 PM central time, we’ll be discussing the topic of violence in the Bible, with a particular emphasis on the Old Testament. But as participant Dr. Alden Thompson will doubtless remind us tonight, there’s violence in the New Testament as well. Alden Thompson is author of the very […]
  • Correction – According to John: Salvation is from the Jews
    I posted this hangout incorrectly in my previous post. The Google+ link is now on my own page, and the correct YouTube viewer is below: I apologize for the confusion!
  • According to John: Salvation is from the Jews
    Tonight I discuss the 15th chapter of Dr. Herold Weiss’s book Meditations on According to John, “Salvation is from the Jews.” You can find more details at the Google+ event, or watch using the embedded YouTube viewer below.  
  • According to John: Remember My Words
    Tonight’s study on According to John, based on Chapter 14 of Dr. Herold Weiss’s book Meditations on According to John, will have me going far afield from the gospel of John into a discussion of individual and community memory and the importance of a message transmitted by and shaped by a community. I will argue […]
  • Who Are the Homeless?
    I want to keep everyone thinking about social justice. In my view, if more people become more aware about what is going on and take action, whatever action they believe is best, we’ll be better off. Discussing this and related issues can only help. We have multiple Energion authors who have a variety of views […]
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Energion Publications



  • TWO New Books to the Printer Today!
    Did you hear that? It is the sound of our door here at Energion Publications closing as two new books leave for the printer today! Both books were written by seasoned EP authors. Nancy Petrey has had an exciting last seven days … Continue reading →
  • Nancy Petrey Book Signing for Habitation of Honey
    Nancy Petrey, author of the newly released book Habitation of Honey, will be signing books at South Luverne Baptist Church on Wednesday, May 20, from 4 pm to 6:15 pm. Those who are not in the local area for the … Continue reading →
  • Hangout on Air: Pentecost and Your Ministry
    Tomorrow night we’re going to have an exciting hangout on air for Pentecost Sunday, titled Pentecost and Your Ministry. Two pastors, both also authors and scholars, who have written on the subject will be my guests, Dr. Bruce Epperly and … Continue reading →
  • Buy-2-Get-1 Sale on Spanish Books
    Energion Publications currently offers just two Spanish books: La Historia de Mi Vida by Becky Lynn Black (translated by Fiorella Polo) and Aprenda a leer el Griego del Nuevo Testamento by David Alan Black, translated by Thomas Hudgins & team. … Continue reading →
  • Rescheduling Hangout on Social Justice
    Yesterday’s hangout on social justice was rendered impossible by audio problems which we have yet to trace. Simply restarting the hangout fixed the audio problems, but there user malfunction entered the equation (meaning me – Henry Neufeld), when I failed … Continue reading →
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Participatory Bible Study Blog



  • Discussion Tonight: Violence in the Bible
    On the Energion Hangout tonight at 7:00 PM central time, we’ll be discussing the topic of violence in the Bible, with a particular emphasis on the Old Testament. But as participant Dr. Alden Thompson will doubtless remind us tonight, there’s violence in the New Testament as well. Alden Thompson is author of the very […]
  • Correction – According to John: Salvation is from the Jews
    I posted this hangout incorrectly in my previous post. The Google+ link is now on my own page, and the correct YouTube viewer is below: I apologize for the confusion!
  • According to John: Salvation is from the Jews
    Tonight I discuss the 15th chapter of Dr. Herold Weiss’s book Meditations on According to John, “Salvation is from the Jews.” You can find more details at the Google+ event, or watch using the embedded YouTube viewer below.  
  • According to John: Remember My Words
    Tonight’s study on According to John, based on Chapter 14 of Dr. Herold Weiss’s book Meditations on According to John, will have me going far afield from the gospel of John into a discussion of individual and community memory and the importance of a message transmitted by and shaped by a community. I will argue […]
  • Who Are the Homeless?
    I want to keep everyone thinking about social justice. In my view, if more people become more aware about what is going on and take action, whatever action they believe is best, we’ll be better off. Discussing this and related issues can only help. We have multiple Energion authors who have a variety of views […]
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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



  • Another Self-Driving Car
    In 1980, when I was in graduate school, a friend of mine and I attended a computer show that was intended to demonstrate the latest in information technology to graduate students. The entire show could be fit into a single … Continue reading →Related Posts:Your Computer is a Tool – Learn to Use ItWhat Facebook Should AdmitPowerline Ethernet: D-Link PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapter…aBook and the Medieval Help DeskDo You Know How the Internet Works?Powered by Contextual Related Posts
  • 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
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