With the critical knife of a theology of the cross, Jens sought to cut through modern fogs of religiosity.
The parable of the wedding banquet is a horror story.
The stories we tell can do real damage. Or they can heal.
If O'Connor's stories are shocking, that's only because the gospel is, too.
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
Narratives of fear, domination, and greed abound. But there's a better story.
Heyward was one of the first women priests. But her particular experiences aren't the heart of her memoir.