“The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; […]
“UGLY.” In seven slices with a razor-blade up her arm, Lauren summarized her life. I’ve done youth work for over a decade now, and self-harm is something I struggle to ‘get’. Perhaps beyond the biological, psychological, and sociological perspectives lies a spiritual key. Perhaps in the ancient practice of blood sacrifice we can make sense of contemporary cutting. If so, then release may reside in the sacrificial Sky God who also bears scars.