Darcey Steinke's new novel Sister Golden Hair will be out this fall from Tin House Books. She teaches at Princeton and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.
As a child I was afraid of the cross. Crosses with Jesus’ bloody body terrified me, but even the empty ones I saw in my father’s Lutheran church gave me shivers.
My father was a liberal Protestant, but my grandfather, who was also a minister, held a more traditional view of atonement theology.