The parable of the wedding banquet is a horror story.
With the critical knife of a theology of the cross, Jens sought to cut through modern fogs of religiosity.
If O'Connor's stories are shocking, that's only because the gospel is, too.
The stories we tell can do real damage. Or they can heal.
Do we really want God to live with us in a poisoned and degraded world?
Jens was never unkind to me, perhaps because I was the rare chemistry major who asked questions about God while showing enthusiasm for Barth.
A dialogue on Judaism in relation to other religions