Kerux Christou, aka Herb's Blurbs

Kerux Christou is a phrase from New Testament Greek meaning “herald of Christ,” i.e., a preacher.

Thanksgiving and Grief

Humans are complicated beings.  Sometimes joy and sorrow mutually co-exist. About a year ago, on Nov 26th, 2019, news ran of the release of three men who had spent thirty-six years in jail.  The three men – Alfred Chestnut, Andrew Stewart, and Ransom Watkins had been (wrongly) accused at age sixteen of the murder (and […]

Worship at Home!

The advent of coronavirus has brought a series of wrinkles to our Lent.  We are experiencing an unprecedented level of disruption to our daily lives with this pandemic.  It has affected workplaces, schools, and our worship life as well. Two Sundays ago we radically modified our worship service, cutting programs to reduce person to person […]

Responding to Covid-19, The Light Always Dawns

Beloved Mt. Pleasant Flock, We face an unusual and difficult moment in the life of our world, our nation, our local community, our families, and our church family as well.  None of us knew a few weeks ago the ways in which a virus that had sprung up halfway around the world would affect all […]

Let the Children Go From Me?

We see a glimpse of the assembled saints in glory in Revelation 7, and they are remarkable for their diversity – those of every race, tribe, people, and nation gathered before the Lamb of God – offering him praise and honor and glory.  The gospel is for all people: rich and poor, black and white, […]

Good News, Bad News

Beginning Down the Path of Discipleship In our last post, we began down the path of discipleship.  Every path has a beginning.  We are going to begin down the path of discipleship at the beginning.  And following Jesus begins with the Good News, the gospel. Good News, Bad News.  Has anyone ever asked you…do you […]