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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

  • 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 [...]
  • 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. [...]
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Threads from Henry’s Web

  • From My Editing Work: Discipleship Is Costly and Liberating
    From Reframing a Relevant Faith, forthcoming by C. Drew Smith: When Jesus comes upon these fishermen they are doing what they normally do on any given day; they are fishing. Indeed, this was their life; this was their existence. Fishing was what was routine and comfortable for them. While their occupation as fishermen was hard [...]
  • When Fear Drives
    Recently the topic of risk and danger has come up in several discussions of Christian Ministry. Shauna Hyde, who I interviewed along with Chris Surber, has spent the night in tent town with homeless folks and earned the informal title “vicar of tent town.” People have told her she’s crazy. But she manages to live [...]
  • From My Editing Work: Our Global Kingdom Citizenship
    Two paragraphs from Rendering unto Caesar: The most obvious conflict with the fusion of Christian and American identity is that it denies the universal nature of the Kingdom of God. When our allegiances are too strongly aligned with any kingdom of this world, be it the relatively benevolent kingdom of America or a malevolent kingdom [...]
  • From My Editing Work: Claim Your Identity as a Theologian
    From the forthcoming book Finding God in Suffering: A Journey with Job by Bruce G. Epperly. The book of Job invites us to claim our identity as theologians. Job shouts out to us, “You are a theologian” because we have experienced the pain of the world and are trying to make sense of it. Job [...]
  • The Potential Arrogance of Moderation
    Before you continue, look at the tag line for this blog. I self identify as a moderate, though I have a somewhat eccentric view of being moderate. My view of moderation doesn’t really solve the problem, however. As a moderate, I believe I should examine the whole spectrum of views on any issue before trying [...]
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Energion Publications

  • Reframing A Relevant Faith – Now on Pre-Order!
    C. Drew Smith brings his passion for a progressive, living faith in Christ to his new book, Reframing A Relevant Faith.  Chapters look at why a faith should be progressive, how it can be rooted in the scriptures, the importance of the … Continue reading →
  • Hospitality on Kindle!
    Yes, A New Look at Hospitality as a Key to Missions by Christopher J. Freet is now available on Kindle for only $2.99. And remember, tonight on our weekly Google+ Hangout, Chris Freet will be discussing hospitality and missions with Energion Publications’ … Continue reading →
  • Last Call: Finding God in Suffering
    Finding God in Suffering: A Journey with Job, by Dr. Bruce Epperly, is in the final stage of processing before it goes to the printer. That means there is probably about a week left of pre-order pricing, just $6.99 or … Continue reading →
  • Another Book on Kindle!
    Surviving A Son’s Suicide by Ronald Higdon is now available on Kindle for only $4.99.
  • Why I Hope Energion Authors Never Become Celebrities
    Yesterday Energion author David Alan Black made a comment about my publishing philosophy. I’m going to quote it and make just a few comments. Finally – and here is where I’m quite positive Henry and I would agree (based on … Continue reading →
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Participatory Bible Study Blog

  • From My Editing Work: Discipleship Is Costly and Liberating
    From Reframing a Relevant Faith, forthcoming by C. Drew Smith: When Jesus comes upon these fishermen they are doing what they normally do on any given day; they are fishing. Indeed, this was their life; this was their existence. Fishing was what was routine and comfortable for them. While their occupation as fishermen was hard [...]
  • When Fear Drives
    Recently the topic of risk and danger has come up in several discussions of Christian Ministry. Shauna Hyde, who I interviewed along with Chris Surber, has spent the night in tent town with homeless folks and earned the informal title “vicar of tent town.” People have told her she’s crazy. But she manages to live [...]
  • From My Editing Work: Our Global Kingdom Citizenship
    Two paragraphs from Rendering unto Caesar: The most obvious conflict with the fusion of Christian and American identity is that it denies the universal nature of the Kingdom of God. When our allegiances are too strongly aligned with any kingdom of this world, be it the relatively benevolent kingdom of America or a malevolent kingdom [...]
  • From My Editing Work: Claim Your Identity as a Theologian
    From the forthcoming book Finding God in Suffering: A Journey with Job by Bruce G. Epperly. The book of Job invites us to claim our identity as theologians. Job shouts out to us, “You are a theologian” because we have experienced the pain of the world and are trying to make sense of it. Job [...]
  • The Potential Arrogance of Moderation
    Before you continue, look at the tag line for this blog. I self identify as a moderate, though I have a somewhat eccentric view of being moderate. My view of moderation doesn’t really solve the problem, however. As a moderate, I believe I should examine the whole spectrum of views on any issue before trying [...]
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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

  • 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

  • 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…Internet Security – A View from North of the BorderPowered 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!Empty RSS Feed on WordPressPowered by Contextual Related Posts
  • Firefox Solves Font Issue with SBL New Testament on Bible Gateway
    I’ve had problems with two sites that I use a great deal when accessed from my Android tablet or phone. These are Bible Gateway, when using the SBL Greek New Testament and Nestle-Aland.com when reading the NA28 Greek NT online. … Continue reading →Related Posts:Adobe Creative Cloud with Virtual Box on UbuntuSecurity and Perfomance Tip: Installing SoftwareWordPress Multisite, Multiple Root Domains, htaccessWhat Facebook Should AdmitThe Humor of Customer Support – Seriously!Powered by Contextual Related Posts
  • Your Computer is a Tool – Learn to Use It
    One of the interesting things I’ve discovered in doing computer and small network support for professionals and small businesses is that many professionals don’t really want to spend any time learning to use their computer. I don’t mean that they … Continue reading →Related Posts:The Humor of Customer Support – Seriously!Avoiding Facebook Hacks and FakesSecurity and Perfomance Tip: Installing SoftwarePowerline Ethernet: D-Link PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapter…What Facebook Should AdmitPowered by Contextual Related Posts
  • Forgetting Which Computer I’m Using
    This is not so much a technical note as one about the weird way the brain works, though you may need some technical knowledge to understand what happened. It’s not complex, however, and the problem is strictly one of the … Continue reading →Related Posts:The Humor of Customer Support – Seriously!Switching to LinuxConverting 13 Digit ISBNs to 10 (And Vice Versa)Your Computer is a Tool – Learn to Use ItTwitter Logon Problem – Continuous Over CapacityPowered by Contextual Related Posts
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