Energion.com http://energion.co Publishing for the creative Christian mind Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:17:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://energion.co/blog/2015/08/12008/ http://energion.co/blog/2015/08/12008/#comments Mon, 31 Aug 2015 07:00:49 +0000 http://energion.co/?p=12008 Continue reading ]]> Chris Surber, author of Rendering Unto Caesar, challenges Christians with his posts this week on the Energion Discussion Network to reexamine our political assumptions. Do we look more to worldly governments for solutions to our problems than to God? (Monday) When is political involvement appropriate and when is it counterproductive? (Tuesday) What robs Christians of the peace of God? Hint: looking for help in the wrong place. (Wednesday) You can read these provocative posts at http://energion.com/discuss

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“Why do I publish what I publish?” asks our publisher http://energion.co/blog/2015/08/why-do-i-publish-what-i-publish-asks-our-publisher/ http://energion.co/blog/2015/08/why-do-i-publish-what-i-publish-asks-our-publisher/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:00:30 +0000 http://energion.co/?p=11985 Continue reading ]]> Today’s post in the Energion Discussion Network is by our publisher, Henry Neufeld. He’s often asked why a particular book in the Energion catalog is there when either the questioner or Henry himself disagrees with its theology or point of view. His answer? Look to the Incarnation. From there he builds his theology of dialogue that answers why.  Let him know what you think here: http://energion.com/discuss

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Did “the Jews” kill Jesus? http://energion.co/blog/2015/08/did-the-jews-kill-jesus/ http://energion.co/blog/2015/08/did-the-jews-kill-jesus/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:00:18 +0000 http://energion.co/?p=11968 Today’s Energion Discussion Network post raises this question–and answers it with a decided No! Nancy Petrey wonders how a religion based in Judaism, with a Jewish savior, could be saddled with such a charge. Read all about it here: http://energion.co/discuss

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Links for Except for Fornication Video http://energion.co/blog/2015/08/links-for-except-for-fornication-video/ http://energion.co/blog/2015/08/links-for-except-for-fornication-video/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:01:34 +0000 http://energion.co/?p=11961 Continue reading ]]> EFF book coverLast night I interviewed Dr. H. Van Dyke Parunak, author of the book Except for Fornication: The Teaching of the Lord Jesus on Divorce and Remarriage. During the interview, Dr. Parunak referred to some resources he has online on the topic, and I noted that I would post those links here for those interested.

For the larger document on this topic, the full book: http://cyber-chapel.org/LetNotManPutAsunder.pdf
The Bible study principles that Dr. Parunak mentioned: http://cyber-chapel.org/BibleStudyPrinciples_FullPage.pdf
The law and the Christian life: http://cyber-chapel.org/LawAndTheChristianLife.pdf
You can contact Dr. Parunak with questions at http://cyber-chapel.org/about.html.

For the full interview:

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Let’s get familiar with our Jewish roots http://energion.co/blog/2015/08/11953/ http://energion.co/blog/2015/08/11953/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:00:08 +0000 http://energion.co/?p=11953 Continue reading ]]> In today’s post on the Energion Discussion Network, author Nancy Petrey examines the Jewish legacy of the church combined with her personal legacy as a Mizpah. Mizpah? Well, I guess you’ll have to read the post to see what she found. http://energion.co/discuss


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Book GiveAway Every Week on the EDN! http://energion.co/blog/2015/08/book-giveaway-every-week-on-the-edn/ http://energion.co/blog/2015/08/book-giveaway-every-week-on-the-edn/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 21:02:49 +0000 http://energion.co/?p=11949 Continue reading ]]> Giveaway imageThe Energion Discussion Network will have a book giveaway every week! Make a substantive comment on a post, any post on the EDN, and you are entered into the drawing which will give you a choice between three books – your book choice is FREE!

Check out the discussions! Check out the books offered for the week! Make your comment and be entered to win!

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Today’s Energion Discussion Network Post http://energion.co/blog/2015/08/todays-energion-discussion-network-post/ http://energion.co/blog/2015/08/todays-energion-discussion-network-post/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 07:00:12 +0000 http://energion.co/?p=11928 Continue reading ]]> I haven’t heard much recently about the church as the bride of Christ. Eschatology seems to have taken a back seat with all the recent failures in “date setting.” But Nancy Petrey reminds us that of the many roles Christians assume, the ultimate goal is to make ready for the wedding of the ages. Thanks for the reminder. http://energion.co/discuss

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Tuesday, August 25th Weekly Google + Hangout http://energion.co/blog/2015/08/tuesday-august-25th-weekly-google-hangout/ http://energion.co/blog/2015/08/tuesday-august-25th-weekly-google-hangout/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 20:41:58 +0000 http://energion.co/?p=11937 Continue reading ]]> EFF book coverDivorce, Remarriage and Christians will be the topic of this week’s Google+ Hangout with author, H. Van Dyke Parunak and moderator, Henry Neufeld, starting at 7p.m. Central Time.

Dr. Parunak is the author of Except for Fornication: The Teaching of the Lord Jesus on Divorce and Mariage and currently is the Vice President for Technology Innovation at Axon Connected, a high-tech startup that is commercializing swarm intelligence. He has an AB in Physics from Princeton University, an MS in Computer and Communication Sciences from the University of Michigan, a ThM in Old Testament from Dallas Theological Seminary and his PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University.

Join Dr. Parunak and Henry Neufeld for an indepth and frank discussion. Bring your Bible and bring your questions! Use either event link:
Google Link: Except for Fornication
YouTube Link: Except for Fornication

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Society of Biblical Literature 2015 Annual Meeting http://energion.co/blog/2015/08/society-of-biblical-literature-2015-annual-meeting/ http://energion.co/blog/2015/08/society-of-biblical-literature-2015-annual-meeting/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 20:12:32 +0000 http://energion.co/?p=11932 Continue reading ]]> Atlanta Skyline

Atlanta Skyline

November 21-24, 2015, in Atlanta, GA

Energion Publications will be at this Society of Biblical Literature annual event! We hope you will come by our exhibit booth (# 2110) in the Centennial Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Owners and publishers Henry and Jody Neufeld will be there to greet you and discuss your classroom or church needs from our over 130 books and 60 authors.

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From the Editor’s Desk, August 20, 2015: http://energion.co/blog/2015/08/from-the-editors-desk-august-20-2015/ http://energion.co/blog/2015/08/from-the-editors-desk-august-20-2015/#comments Thu, 20 Aug 2015 23:05:10 +0000 http://energion.co/?p=11894 Continue reading ]]> Book CoverThis week, Energion Publications is releasing Parent-Driven Discipleship by Michael Kennedy. Dr. Kennedy is a father of two children and a pastor. He wrote this book from a heart that is concerned and passionate about the young adults, youth & children of this world. He believes it is the parents who are the frontline teachers.

While we would like to throw stones from a safe distance at the culture’s attempt to distort the traditional family, the Church has become guilty of the same crime but with different weapons. Instead of murdering the sacred institution of marriage, we have, in many ways, abdicated our responsibilities as parents by spiritually abandoning our children. We have in essence converted the church into a spiritual orphanage where we enlist other people to spiritually raise our children. – Michael Kennedy

Whatever we, as a Judeo-Christian community, have been doing, it isn’t working. The usual pizza/lock-in youth ministries can easily be quantified in attendance as it is more about food and fun than answering questions and building a young adult’s spiritual health. What if we instead began to look at a ministry in which we count how many former “youths” are still in church and ministering in the church through college and their 20’s?

Parent-Driven Discipleship is an $11.99 (or buy 2 and get 1 free in Energion’s current curriculum sale) investment. If you are a parent, grandparent, teacher, pastor or someone concerned about the Church and how we impact (or don’t!) children, take a few minutes and look at Michael Kennedy’s new book.

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