This blog is in the business of harmonizing theology and culture (an “irenicon” is a proposition that attempts to harmonize conflicting viewpoints);  sometimes it looks like criticizing culture and sometimes it means disrupting theological norms, but harmony is the goal we’re after.


I received my B.A. in Biblical Studies from The Master’s College and an M.A. in Theology and Biblical Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, which makes me the illegitimate child of both conservative and moderately progressive Evangelicalism.

Master's Fuller

My wife and I spent the first seven (wonderful) years of our marriage working together in full-time youth ministry and I am currently “in care” at our congregational church.

I hope the content you find on an irenicon is half as fun for you to read as it is for me to write.

-Allen O’Brien


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