Stephen H. Webb (noted hater of bourbon) returns this Tuesday for another On the Square: “Why Von Balthasar Was Wrong About Holy Saturday.” Some people think Von Balthasar went too far by placing Christ in Hell. But perhaps he didn’t go far enough:
My experience with prison ministry has led me to see Christ’s descent in another light—that is, the light of the resurrection, rather than the darkness of the cross. Preaching to the prisoners in hell was the culmination of Jesus’ ministry, not the prolongation of his crucifixion. Jesus, after all, was condemned as a criminal and died between two criminals.
Read the rest here.