Entries by Jean Byerly

Mark 5: 21-43

Today’s Gospel reading contrasts our human impatience with God’s infinite patience and steadfastness.

Proper 7B

There is no end to sermons on this story that allegorizes the boat, and everything else in this sea passage tale. I’ve done it many times through the years; you’ve often heard it: “how many times does it feel like you are in a storm and Jesus is asleep at the stern?” “What are the […]

Sabbath, Proper 4B

Concept of the Sabbath dates from the earliest times in the history of God’s people. Genesis 2 tells us that: God rested, blessed the 7th day …

Trinity Sunday

Despite marvels of modern communication technology, there is mounting evidence that many of our increasing number of gadgets are aiding and abetting a growing national pandemic …


As Jews from around the world poured into Jerusalem for the harvest festival known as Pentecost, 120 of Jesus’ closest friends and followers, …