The name of my website has undergone many changes from HomeGrownKids,, and now as it has been for a few years, SimplySusan. Many people asked me what the title Kerugma meant. I used that name as it had significance to me but if you don’t know what it means, I’ll bet it all sounds Greek to you. I thought I’d share with you why I chose the name, Kerugma.


pronounced kay-roog-mah

  • that which is proclaimed by a herald or public crier, a proclamation by herald
  • in the NT the message or proclamation of the heralds of God or Christ

Kerugma means ‘proclamation’. It comes from the Greek word kerux meaning ‘a messenger’ or ‘a proclaimer’.

In fact the official kerux or herald would stand in the market place and blow a trumpet, calling the attention of the crowd to the edict of the Emperor, and his proclamation was as a command… it had to be obeyed. The kerux was called upon only to proclaim. His role was not to speculate about the message, nor to explain or justify it, but simply to proclaim the message, the essence of the Gospel. The onus was on the hearer to hear and obey.

What It Means To Me

We are ambassadors of God and His word, both by our actions and our words. One doesn’t need to post about theological matters in order to preach the gospel. The gospel can be preached throughout throughout the activities of our daily life.

You are writing a gospel,
A chapter each day.
By deeds that you do,
By words that you say.

Men read what you write,
Whether faithless or true.
Say! What is the gospel,
According to you?
(Author Unknown)


Now that you know what kerugma means is it easier for you to remember now?

What does your website or blog name mean? Why did you choose it?

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