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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

  • 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 [...]
  • Lost and Found, Found and Lost
    When he turned 40, Kenneth began to feel that something was missing in his life. Oh, he wasn’t a lost soul. He didn’t feel a need to find himself, whatever that might mean. He just felt that there was some thing, or perhaps some person, which (or who) would make his life more complete. Something [...]
  • 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.
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Threads from Henry’s Web

  • In (Partial) Defense of Confessional Schools
    Brandon Withrow tells the story of How Westminster Theological Seminary Came to Define Fundamentalism for [Him]. It is a story that is repeated over and over again, and in this case a professor was removed from Westminster for saying much the same thing as I would about the study of the Old Testament: Green says [...]
  • Reflecting on Today’s Sunday School Discussion
    Today my Sunday School class, The Way at First UMC Pensacola, will spend a second week discussing Process Theology after reading Bruce Epperly’s little introduction (Process Theology: Embracing Adventure with God). Last week we spent most of our time on definitions. Asked to relate Calvinism, Arminianism, Openness Theology, and Process Theology, here’s what I came [...]
  • Allan Bevere and a Third Way
    Recently on Facebook Allan Bevere commented that he had taken the road less traveled and now he didn’t know where he was. Sometimes I think I resemble that remark. But wherever Allan is, we may be neighbors, as he talks about a third way, avoiding liberal/progressive and conservative, in this interview on the WesleyCast. I’ve [...]
  • Bible Study for Monday, July 28
    Well, we didn’t do so well this past Monday, but a new week is coming! On Monday, July 28, we will meet again via Google Hangouts, with the announcement via e-mail (if you’ve requested one), or on my Google+ page. Jody has already posted the question for this coming Monday and the scriptures: The Scriptures [...]
  • Breaking Homeless (and other) Stereotypes
    The title of this blog, Threads from Henry’s Web, suggests that I’m the one producing the threads and hopefully drawing you in. But often the threads are leading me somewhere. Some things happened in just the last couple of weeks: A conversation with an author about a new book talking about those living on the [...]
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Energion Publications

  • Allan Bevere on the Middle Path
    Allan Bevere was interviewed recently for the WesleyCast and you can listen to the interview here. Allan’s interview starts at about 17:00, but as he points out, the discussion before that is also interesting. We appreciate Allan mentioning Energion Publications. … Continue reading →
  • Am I Not Enough?
    We want to call this post to your attention. Whether you are woman or man, a pre-teen or senior saint, it’s a good question for us all. My personal checklist to be the perfect woman goes something like this: Interesting … Continue reading →
  • New Books Are Releasing All Over!
    Energion Publications has seven books popping out the release tube and the incredible, noteworthy point is that they come from four different imprints in the company. Energion Publications Seven Marks of a New Testament Church: A Guide for Christians of … Continue reading →
  • It’s All Greek to Me for Kindle
    Dave Black’s new book, It’s All Greek to Me, is available now for Kindle. The print edition is being processed at the printer and we should be starting to ship these by the end of this week.
  • Father’s Day Sale!
    Instead of a tie or another T-shirt, how about giving your father or grandfather a book  to add to his Bible study or a novel with a good, page-turning story and real characters? We have a variety of books at 30% … Continue reading →
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Participatory Bible Study Blog

  • In (Partial) Defense of Confessional Schools
    Brandon Withrow tells the story of How Westminster Theological Seminary Came to Define Fundamentalism for [Him]. It is a story that is repeated over and over again, and in this case a professor was removed from Westminster for saying much the same thing as I would about the study of the Old Testament: Green says [...]
  • Reflecting on Today’s Sunday School Discussion
    Today my Sunday School class, The Way at First UMC Pensacola, will spend a second week discussing Process Theology after reading Bruce Epperly’s little introduction (Process Theology: Embracing Adventure with God). Last week we spent most of our time on definitions. Asked to relate Calvinism, Arminianism, Openness Theology, and Process Theology, here’s what I came [...]
  • Allan Bevere and a Third Way
    Recently on Facebook Allan Bevere commented that he had taken the road less traveled and now he didn’t know where he was. Sometimes I think I resemble that remark. But wherever Allan is, we may be neighbors, as he talks about a third way, avoiding liberal/progressive and conservative, in this interview on the WesleyCast. I’ve [...]
  • Bible Study for Monday, July 28
    Well, we didn’t do so well this past Monday, but a new week is coming! On Monday, July 28, we will meet again via Google Hangouts, with the announcement via e-mail (if you’ve requested one), or on my Google+ page. Jody has already posted the question for this coming Monday and the scriptures: The Scriptures [...]
  • Breaking Homeless (and other) Stereotypes
    The title of this blog, Threads from Henry’s Web, suggests that I’m the one producing the threads and hopefully drawing you in. But often the threads are leading me somewhere. Some things happened in just the last couple of weeks: A conversation with an author about a new book talking about those living on the [...]
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Jody’s Devotionals

  • A Lump of Clay
    The Lord gave another message to Jeremiah. He said, 2 “Go down to the potter’s shop, and I will speak to you there.” 3 So I did as he told me and found the potter working at his wheel.4 But … Continue reading →Related Posts:Loving MeAt What PriceHumbly I PrayA SighCome and SeePowered by Contextual Related Posts
  • God Speaks to Me
    Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are many false prophets in the world. 2 This is how … Continue reading →Related Posts:The Holy Spirit: He ComesLet God SpeakJesus Who?God SpeaksGot Wisdom?Powered by Contextual Related Posts
  • “I Want …”
    One night while Solomon was in Gibeon, the Lord God appeared to him in a dream and said, “Solomon, ask for anything you want, and I will give it to you.”       1 Kings 3:5 (CEV) What would … Continue reading →Related Posts:And His Word Goes OnPassionate Life or Safe LifePassionate Life or Safe LifeAnd Our Journey ContinuesKnowledge and WisdomPowered by Contextual Related Posts
  • Forgiveness
    After Jacob died, Joseph’s brothers said to each other, “What if Joseph still hates us and wants to get even with us for all the cruel things we did to him?” 16 So they sent this message to Joseph: Before … Continue reading →Related Posts:ForgivenessJoseph: An Obedient Quiet ManChristmas: The FatherJudge NotJoseph, God’s ManPowered by Contextual Related Posts
  • Who Has My Ear?
    Timely advice is lovely, like golden apples in a silver basket.       Proverbs 25:11 (NLT) I’m hitting a milestone this year when my birthday rolls around. To me one of the perks to getting older is I am … Continue reading →Related Posts:Wisdom in My LifeA Bit of WisdomAre You One of the Cool Kids?Take It or Leave ItPerfect TeachingsPowered 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

  • 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 WordPressAmazon Eating the World?The Crash of Air France Flight 447 and YouConverting 13 Digit ISBNs to 10 (And Vice Versa)Powered 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 UbuntuPasswordsPowerline Ethernet: D-Link PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapter…Powered 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!Amazon Eating the World?Powered by Contextual Related Posts
  • 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 →Related Posts:Still Getting WordPress Comments while Using Disqus?WordPress Multisite, Multiple Root Domains, htaccessThe Humor of Customer Support – Seriously!How to Spot Phishing E-mailsMalwarebytes Anti-RootkitPowered by Contextual Related Posts
  • 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 →Related Posts:Headlines are Critical!The Ada Initiative – Women in Open SourceThe Humor of Customer Support – Seriously!Malwarebytes Anti-RootkitEmpty RSS Feed on WordPressPowered by Contextual Related Posts
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