Cameron Bellm writes the Spirit & Verse column at and is the author of A Consoling Embrace: Prayers for a Time of Pandemic (2020) and No Unlikely Saints: A Mental Health Pilgrimage with Sacred Company (2021). She lives in Seattle with her husband and two children.

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The gospel according to 'Squid Game'

The popular Netflix series "Squid Game" is prophetic and apocalyptic — a revelation of a truth about our society that we do our best to ignore. It also provides a thorough illustration of the limitations of Christian platitudes in the face of overwhelming human suffering.