July 12, 2015

B33: The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, Year B (2015)

MaryAnn McKibben Dana

The Rev. MaryAnn, McKibben Dana, popular Presbyterian preacher, author, blogger, and retreat leader, takes up this Sunday’s reading from the Gospel of Mark: the story of John the Baptist’s beheading (Mark 6:14-29). Dana appeals to the drama of this text by considering the story in four separate scenes, and it reads like a Shakespearean tragedy. Is there any good news to be found in this text? If there is, MaryAnn McKibben Dana can find it.