Empower!
Discipleship

Empower!

Energion Publications uses three words for our mission: Educate, Energize, and Empower. What do we mean by these words? Are they just buzzwords? The third keyword in our Energion Publications mission is Empower! (See the previous posts on Educate! and Energize!) Empower represents the most difficult thing to accomplish as a publisher. We can publish books…

Energize!
Discipleship

Energize!

Energion Publications uses three words for our mission: Educate, Energize, and Empower. What do we mean by these words? Are they just buzzwords? The second keyword in our Energion Publications mission is Energize! (See the previous post on Educate!) All too frequently Christian doctrines or practices are taught with the assumption that the student will…

Growing in Weakness
Discipleship

Growing in Weakness

Energion author Pat Badstibner, who produced the book Walking in God’s Grace with the World Prayr Ohana, has written an excellent post about weakness, Growing in Weakness — Why We Fail to Appropriate, which we’re featuring on our retail site blog, Energion Direct.

Facing the Dreaded Stewardship Campaign
Books | Discipleship

Facing the Dreaded Stewardship Campaign

… or perhaps you shouldn’t. I’ve known many pastors who didn’t want to preach stewardship sermons, or “money sermons” as they’re often called. The congregation doesn’t want to hear about money. They’d rather be encouraged in various ways. I’ve also known many pastors who claimed they were totally unafraid of the money sermon. They claimed…

GOD NEEDS ANTONIO
Books | Discipleship

GOD NEEDS ANTONIO

‘Tis God who gives the skill, But not without [human] hands: [God] could not make Antonio Stradivari’s violins Without Antonio. -George Eliot (woman poet/writer) It is the strange paradox that our work is something we do; yet it is only a manifestation of God’s work in us, expressed in the Latin koan: orare est laborare…

Book Released: The Ground of God: Contemplative Prayer for the Contemporary Spirit
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Book Released: The Ground of God: Contemplative Prayer for the Contemporary Spirit

First time author, Donna Marie Ennis, brings contemplation to the forefront of an active, strong prayer life in her book, The Ground of God: Contemplative Prayer for the Contemporary Spirit. How many of us struggle to pull down the frantic pace of our lives and bend our priorities from this world under the better priorities…