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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



  • Clear!
    By Steve Kindle, guest blogger; Image: Openclipart.org “Clear,” she said, as Jake pulled into the heavily traveled intersection, unaided by any traffic signals. The little VW Bug’s right side passenger window was situated such that his wife, Clara, blocked the view. So they came up with this verbal strategy to make up for the […]
  • Preserving Life
    You’re really in there, I believe. You wanted to die, but I saved you. As I read your brain activity, you’re still aware. You just can’t show us. How do I know that? I’m the neurologist who saved your life. You botched the attempt to kill yourself, and I kept you alive. There was […]
  • The Removal of the Tree
    In the center of the city stood the tree. It had stood there since the city was founded. Nobody was certain how old it was. There were those who wanted to call the tree majestic, but few who could manage to do so without qualification. The tree was somewhat tall, but not unusually so. It […]
  • The Pastoral Tithing Visit
    “I’m here to talk about your tithe,” said the pastor. There was a moment of stunned silence at these words. Then Mr. Brent moved his oxygen tank just a bit and unnecessarily adjusted the breathing apparatus. He wheezed just a little bit. “We have been absolutely faithful about our tithe. A full 10% of our […]
  • 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 […]
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Threads from Henry’s Web



  • Eschatology: Daniel to Revelation
      Tonight I’ll be bridging the gap between these two very commonly associated books and doing a look-ahead to my several week study of Revelation. This study will conclude my series on Eschatology. Amongst the small but diligent group that watches these, are there suggestions for continuation? I will doubtless keep talking, even if […]
  • Eschatology: Daniel 10-12 Wrap-Up
    I’m going to try to wrap up my discussion of Daniel. I must remember that my purpose here was not to do an extended study of Daniel, but rather to look at ways of interpreting the book and how they fit into and/or underlie one’s eschatological views. Chapters 10 & 11 would take quite a […]
  • Supreme Court Declines to Revive Challenge to Google Books
    The Supreme Court did this by declining to hear the case, thus leaving the Appeals Court ruling in place. Article here. HT: FastCompany. As both a publisher and an author, I approve of this decision, especially because I publish many relatively unknown authors. Sometimes it’s hard for me to convince authors that letting people see […]
  • Quick Thoughts after Reading Different Greek Texts
    Yesterday I read a few chapters (4 actually) of Hebrews with Stephen’s Textus Receptus (1550) beside my NA27, both from Logos Bible Software. It was an interesting exercise. I noticed a few things I hadn’t noticed before and was reminded of some things I know, but can easily neglect. I started into biblical languages to […]
  • A Classic Quote from My Blog: Being Wrong
    I’ve been wrong before, am quite probably wrong about many things right now, and I suspect I will go right on being wrong until I die. From What Embarrasses Me about Christianity. Yep. Just checked. No reason to believe I’m not still wrong about bunches of things.
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Energion Publications



  • Today’s EDN post will entertain and ennoble you
    Wisdom is said to be the ability to learn from the mistakes/lives of others. The idea, of course, is to somehow avoid the pitfalls that overtake others. Yet, even armed with all the data, we too often succumb when we … Continue reading →
  • Get out of prison
    Now that we are immersed in our mid-week struggle to survive, Drew Smith offers us a way out of our hurly-burly lifestyle. Maybe we don’t have to change anything but our attitude. Take a look. https://energion.co/discuss/
  • Looking at what’s ahead on the Energion Discussion Network
    Today, Allan Bevere gets the work week started with adjusting our focus from the mundane to the heavenly to gain God’s perspective on our world. We’ll try to maintain that godly perspective through the rest of the week. Now that … Continue reading →
  • “Good Reads” this week on the Energion Discussion Network
    Today Bruce Epperly shares with us his joys of being a grandparent, and how important this role is, not just for the grandchildren, but for grandparents, as well. If you are one, or probably will be one someday, you’ll appreciate … Continue reading →
  • New eBook Release – PERFECTLY SQUARE in Exciting Color
    Energion Publications is proud to announce the availability of the book PERFECTLY SQUARE™, now in several electronic formats, all in exciting color. These electronic editions, released in April 2016, use full color to enhance the playful visuals that illustrate the … Continue reading →
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Participatory Bible Study Blog



  • Eschatology: Daniel to Revelation
      Tonight I’ll be bridging the gap between these two very commonly associated books and doing a look-ahead to my several week study of Revelation. This study will conclude my series on Eschatology. Amongst the small but diligent group that watches these, are there suggestions for continuation? I will doubtless keep talking, even if […]
  • Eschatology: Daniel 10-12 Wrap-Up
    I’m going to try to wrap up my discussion of Daniel. I must remember that my purpose here was not to do an extended study of Daniel, but rather to look at ways of interpreting the book and how they fit into and/or underlie one’s eschatological views. Chapters 10 & 11 would take quite a […]
  • Supreme Court Declines to Revive Challenge to Google Books
    The Supreme Court did this by declining to hear the case, thus leaving the Appeals Court ruling in place. Article here. HT: FastCompany. As both a publisher and an author, I approve of this decision, especially because I publish many relatively unknown authors. Sometimes it’s hard for me to convince authors that letting people see […]
  • Quick Thoughts after Reading Different Greek Texts
    Yesterday I read a few chapters (4 actually) of Hebrews with Stephen’s Textus Receptus (1550) beside my NA27, both from Logos Bible Software. It was an interesting exercise. I noticed a few things I hadn’t noticed before and was reminded of some things I know, but can easily neglect. I started into biblical languages to […]
  • A Classic Quote from My Blog: Being Wrong
    I’ve been wrong before, am quite probably wrong about many things right now, and I suspect I will go right on being wrong until I die. From What Embarrasses Me about Christianity. Yep. Just checked. No reason to believe I’m not still wrong about bunches of things.
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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?Honor Your Father and Your MotherSpiritual HealthWhat is a blessing?Proverbs 16Powered 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:Christ’s Membership CardA Time of RepentanceI Have SeenTaking Up My Cross: PersecutionAt What PricePowered 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 PersecutedWorthy is the LambThe Beauty of WorshipTaking Up My Cross: CommissionThanksgiving PreparationPowered 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:The Weeds in My LifePsalm 57Christmas: The MotherSay What We Want to Hear – Even if It’s False!Be A Blessing CarrierPowered 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”There is No Box!Taking Up My Cross: CommissionWhat is Important?The Greatest GracePowered 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



  • Quick Note: John 19:9 – Where Are You From
    This is the audio only file. This video is a short note from my series on According to John, working from the book Meditations on According to John by Dr. Herold Weiss.  
  • 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 […]
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Neufeld Computer Services



  • Remembering Fidonet
    I enjoyed reading a short article on the history of Computer Bulletin Board Systems (later just BBS) on ZDNet, not because I was there at the start (in 1978 I was learning how to work with a programmable calculator), but because it ended up at Fidonet. Starting in 1985 I operated a Fidonet BBS in […]
  • Installing the HP OfficeJet Pro 8610 on Windows 10
    I just purchased this printer and have several hours of work into installing drivers. While my Ubuntu system worked right away using HPLIP, I have two Windows 10 printers and my wife one, and none of these would install the driver. I went through quite a number of possible fixes, including using the HP troubleshooter […]
  • 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 classroom. I remember stopping at one of the tables, run by a major company, and […]
  • 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.)
  • 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 important to learn how to use them effectively. This post applies in that general sense […]
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