We Could’ve Had It All

July 12, 2015

Rev. Andy will brings a word from Mark 6:14-29 on the beheading of John the Baptist. He continues to preach to dominant white Christianity. Herod and John the Baptist had an understanding between each other. They had sort of an alliance, where John would give Herod prophecy, and Herod from his position of power would take it seriously. Prophetic power and worldly power are better together… except when worldly power sells out prophetic power because the worldly power is worried about how it would look at the country club. The task of the church is to make a home for an alliance between worldly power and prophetic power. But it means that the worldly power can’t sell out the prophetic power when it feels pressure to save face.