Category Archives: Administrative

On Loss, Grief, Hope, and Joy

This post is from site editor/publisher, Henry Neufeld, owner of Energion Publications.

As you may have observed, most posts on this site come from Dave Black Online. You may wonder why we have a site that produces largely copied material (with permission, of course). The reason is simple. Dave Black’s blog doesn’t allow linking to specific posts, and so material posted here gets a permanent link. It’s also divided up by topic. You’ll find posts here that relate to Dave’s book, The Jesus Paradigm. I read Dave’s blog regularly, and as I find material that I believe would interest readers of this site, I cross-post it here.

But recently Dave has posted quite a number of things that relate to the home-going of his wife, Becky Lynn Black. He has provided an abundance of personal testimony about this experience that I think is helpful to Christians. After the death of my son James, I found that many, many Christians struggled with the idea of grief and didn’t know how to relate the four little words I put in the title (and a few others). Dave’s personal testimony is tremendously helpful.

I simply don’t have time to post everything here. I’d suggest heading over to Dave’s blog and check out at least the last few weeks. I think you will be blessed.

Fifth Horse of the Apocalypse

I couldn’t resist bringing this to your attention!

4:40 AM Our contest has now come to an end.

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The Winning Caption:

The 5th horseman of the Apocal-oops: behold a brown horse w/a moistened tongue of saliva. And he who sits on the horse is old and grey, and authority was given him to wreak havoc on all first year Greek students.

Runners Up:

Gospel Traveller

Just in time for Gettysburg 150: Robert E. Lee and Traveler Ride Again!

The Horse and his Boy!

(From Dave Black Online. David Alan Black is the author of Energion titles Christian Archy, The Jesus ParadigmWhy Four Gospels? and  Will You Join the Cause of Global Missions?. Used by permission.)

Last Day for Blogging/Essay Contest Submissions

Today is the last day to submit your entry for our blogging/essay contest.  Entries will be accepted up to midnight eastern time tonight, based on the sent date/time from your e-mail.  If you are posting on your blog, please make sure to e-mail us as well at the same time.

Links and/or entries will be posted here tomorrow, and the judges will begin their work.  We will be including one additional prize which was not announced (no changes to the awarding of the original prizes), and will announce that tomorrow as well.

The Jesus Paradigm – Worldwide Free Shipping Offer

This offer has expired.  For current pricing, check the Energion Publications catalog page or

From July 22, 2009 through July 10, 2009 Energion Publications will be offering free shipping worldwide on The Jesus Paradigm. This offer is only good via this web site. You will not receive the special offer through our direct store or any other means. This offer is not good with any other offer, including quantity discounts. If you want to order more than one copy, please check

We really do mean worldwide, and yes, shipping and handling are completely free. You pay only the price of the book.

Our U. S. customers can take advantage of this offer, but we would suggest you also check the “Where to Buy” list, as you may get a better offer from retailers, and we encourage you to patronize our retailers.

Note: If shipping to your country should prove to be illegal or if large envelope mailing is not available, we will refund your money. We have checked a wide variety of possible destinations, and have found no exceptions. You can email us with any questions prior to ordering if you wish.

Added Where-to-Buy Links

We have added where to buy links to the sidebar.  Keep in mind that these are pre-purchase links; the release date remains approximately July 20.  When individual dealers will have the book in stock may vary by a number of days.