Kerux Christou, aka Herb's Blurbs

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

Don’t Want to Hear It

“I hate him…he never prophesies anything good about me, but always bad.” 1 Kings 22:8 Those are words from a notoriously awful king of Israel, a fellow by the name of Ahab.  Ahab is famous for his opposition to Yahweh and to his prophets.  Elijah confronted Ahab and, at the command of the Lord brought […]

You are not your own; you were bought at a price. (1 Cor. 6:19-20)

“Remember who you are!”  That’s what Mufasa said to Simba in the Disney classic The Lion King.  Simba had forgotten his identity as king in the midst of his carefree Hakuna Matata lifestyle.  He needed to be regrounded and reoriented in his identity as the king. The most important thing in the world is knowing […]

Not So Bad. In Fact, Quite Good

It has become trendy in recent years to lament how much harm the church has caused. In some cases there is indeed much to lament: sex abuse scandals, for instance.  Yet, in many of these conversations I have found the “harm” to be rather vague. Language about hypocrisy or hurt feelings might be mentioned, but […]

How to Head Off a Public Health Crisis

24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. 25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another– and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (Heb. 10:24-25) A recent Christianity today […]

Cut Deeper Than the Heart

12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13 And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the […]