July 14, 2024

“Like a Shakespearean Tragedy”

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.

NOTE: This sermon was originally released as B33: The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, Year B (2015). No manuscript available.