Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.


A million monkeys

We've heard that a million monkeys
at a million keyboards
could produce the complete works of Shakespeare;
now, thanks to the Internet,
we know that is not true.
—Robert Wilensky, speech at a 1996 conference

Blogs like this one are the work of tens of thousands of virtually unknown writers toiling away creating untold volumes of writings. Much of what we bloggers write is trivial, and certainly not Twain or Thoreau, much less Shakespeare. Yet blogs do offer an immediacy that has charms of its own. Today I want to offer something brief and then links to other blogs you might enjoy checking in on.

One brief thought
There was an item in the New York Times by Heart Surgeon Larry Zarroff about implanting a pig's valve into an Orthodox Jewish man's heart. What does this mean for one who keeps Kosher, to have part of a pig's heart pumping his own heart. The article is Two Ritual Worlds join in the Operating Room. Before finding out what the surgeon and the Orthodox Jew thought, first consider what matters more to you: ritual observance or honoring the gift of the life God gave you?

On to other blogs
Below are the few blogs that I check in on fairly frequently. The list shows my preference for local/Episcopal blogs:

The Geranium Farm is the grandparent of Episcopal Blogs, which started as almost daily emails from the Rev. Barbara Cawthorne Crafton to her congregation and others who wanted to receive them.

Ask the Priest is run by the Rev. David Simmons, who was a year behind me at Virginia Theological Seminary. I have been an occasional contributor to this blog.

Dancing on the Head of a Pin is the blog for St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Waynesboro, Georgia.

St. John's Episcopal Church is a blog from Bainbridge, Georgia.

re-marks is the blog for the Rev. Richard Laribee and St. Marks Episcopal Church in Highland, Maryland.

I also enjoy clicking on the "random" link in the Blogging Episcopalians box that is always on this blog. You can see the more than 150 Episcopal blogs listed here.

If you have any other blogs you visit regularly, please add them in the comments.

The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor
King of Peace Episcopal Church


  • At 10/17/2005 7:11 AM, Blogger Cathy said…

    This is one I go to daily:

    This one is also good:

    Lastly (oh there are so many - I love the name of this one)



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