Vicky and I visited a well-known Christian bookstore recently. After purchasing the things we needed, our unofficial (but usual) game of “who-can-find-the-Christian-thing-that-will-make-us-laugh-and-weep-simultaneously” began. I found a book I was fairly confident would win, but when I heard Vicky whisper my name, I knew the game was over. She stood next to a display case of drinking glasses with the holy grail of patriotic-Christian irony in her hand.
Allen Marshall O’Brien is the pastor of a UCC church in Northern California and co-host of the Irenicast. He believes in the importance of education, peace, and ecology, throws things to his border collie Sonata, and writes for multiple platforms.