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Besides the blogs listed above, I contribute to the following: Jody’s Devotionals, Energion Publications Discussion, and Moderate Christian Blogroll.

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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



  • According to John: Interview with C. Drew Smith
    I know it’s very late, but I’ve had an extremely hectic week. Here’s the link for tonight’s hangout. I’ll be interviewing Dr. C. Drew Smith, author of Reframing a Relevant Faith. According to John: Interview with Drew Smith And the YouTube:
  • Unity and Bible Study
    That’s a very broad title, but I do want to look at the connection. One of the places where we, as Christians, find the most disagreement is in our study of the Bible. In my view, there’s a good reason for this. The Bible is a complex book. Yes, one can find common themes, but […]
  • When I Need to Restore My Focus
    This:   Not the best recording of her on YouTube, but my favorite.
  • According to John: The Law Was Given through Moses
    Tonight in my study on John via Google Hangouts on Air I’m going to talk about the law and Jesus, Jews and Christians, and Judaism and Christianity. I’m embedding the player below. In the meantime, read 3 ways to Confront the New Antisemitism by Rabbi Evan Moffic. For tonight:
  • Why Jesus Had to Die
    In the study of the gospel of John I’m doing via Google Hangouts on Air, last Thursday night’s session was titled “I Finished the Work.” This reflects Jesus confidence that he had completed his mission, even before he had died on the cross or risen from the dead. For many Christians the reason Jesus had […]
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Energion Publications



  • New Book for Distribution: PERFECTLY SQUARE by Dr Dolly Berthelot
    Energion Publications is excited and honored to distribute What Became of a World That Was PERFECTLY SQUARE: A Fantasy Fable for All Ages. Dr. Dolly Haik-Adams Berthelot’s acclaimed book on diversity and unity shows a uniform universe of “perfect squares” wittily … Continue reading →
  • Some Good Friday Blog Posts from Our Authors
    As usual, our authors are doing some serious posting on Good Friday. Here are some samples that I noticed: David Alan Black: Calling forth an Ardent Yearning Robert D. Cornwall: It Is Finished: A Word for Good Friday Drew Smith: … Continue reading →
  • 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 →
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Participatory Bible Study Blog



  • According to John: Interview with C. Drew Smith
    I know it’s very late, but I’ve had an extremely hectic week. Here’s the link for tonight’s hangout. I’ll be interviewing Dr. C. Drew Smith, author of Reframing a Relevant Faith. According to John: Interview with Drew Smith And the YouTube:
  • Unity and Bible Study
    That’s a very broad title, but I do want to look at the connection. One of the places where we, as Christians, find the most disagreement is in our study of the Bible. In my view, there’s a good reason for this. The Bible is a complex book. Yes, one can find common themes, but […]
  • When I Need to Restore My Focus
    This:   Not the best recording of her on YouTube, but my favorite.
  • According to John: The Law Was Given through Moses
    Tonight in my study on John via Google Hangouts on Air I’m going to talk about the law and Jesus, Jews and Christians, and Judaism and Christianity. I’m embedding the player below. In the meantime, read 3 ways to Confront the New Antisemitism by Rabbi Evan Moffic. For tonight:
  • Why Jesus Had to Die
    In the study of the gospel of John I’m doing via Google Hangouts on Air, last Thursday night’s session was titled “I Finished the Work.” This reflects Jesus confidence that he had completed his mission, even before he had died on the cross or risen from the dead. For many Christians the reason Jesus had […]
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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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