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 many baptisms of 'Ozark'

In a series poised between two iterations of Christianity, the main characters of "Ozark" have their own rite of initiation.

'Don't Look Up' highlights the deep sacramentality of human connection

Movie review: If "Don’t Look Up" is a mirror, this is what we see in it: We are a deeply distracted people, hypnotized by screens, inclined to argue first and seek facts later, if at all.

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.