Kerux Christou, aka Herb's Blurbs

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

Entertaining Angels? Hebrews 13:1-2

Have you ever been among a group of people in which they were clearly on the “inside” and you were equally clearly on the “outside”?  Do you remember that hollow, uncomfortable, anxious feeling that made you just want to get away as they exchanged old stories, laughed at inside jokes, and engaged in unfamiliar rituals?  […]

Who Do You Say That I Am? Mark 8:27-30

It was a long journey to Caesarea Philippi. The city was built on the slopes of Mount Hermon at the source of the Jordan River. Herod Philip built the city in honor of the great Roman emperor Augustus and it stood as a tribute to the greatness of Rome’s emperor-god. Jesus and his disciples needed […]

Maturity Check

Philippians 3:10-15 10 I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,  11 and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.  12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, […]

God Our Rock 1, 2 Samuel; Psalms

“Why, O God?” and “For how long?” are questions that David must have (and if you read the Psalms very much you will see that he did) ask often.  “Why do my enemies constantly persecute me?  What wrong have I done?”  David, the man after God’s own heart, the young man who had been anointed […]

On Being A Barabbas, Matthew 27:11-26

One of the amazing aspects of the Easter story is the sudden and violent turn of the people of Jerusalem on Jesus.  This man they had known as an admired teacher, worker of wonders, and miraculous healer was suddenly rejected.  Those who had placed palm branches on the ground a week earlier were suddenly screaming […]