11 People Who Shaped Me

These eleven people never knew me, but shaped me in irreversible ways (see if you can name any of them).

Allen Marshall O'Brien

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.

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  • I see Kurt Vonnegut there, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Bishop Oscar Romero and Mother Teresa for sure. Is that Rheinhold Niebuhr at the lower left, next to Romero? BH Carroll in the upper right? Looks like Walt Disney on the lower right, but I rather think he’s actually a character actor I remember from my childhood. The guy on the far left is so familiar to me but I cannot place him– a physicist? Well, that is

    • Nice! Vonnegut, Bonhoeffer, Romero, Teresa- all there. That isn’t Niebuhr, Carroll, or Disney (that’s awesome, he does look like him), but that IS a famous physicist on the left. Good stuff.

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    C.S. Lewis, Bonhoeffer, Mother Theresa…and that’s all I got.

  • Top row, left to right: Dorothy Day, Howard Hendricks, Kurt Vonnegut, Howard Yoder, J.C. Ryle
    Bottom row, left to right: C.S. Lewis, Oscar Romero, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Mother Theresa, and John Steinbeck.

    This physicist on the left was extremely popular back in the day 😀