Archbishop Jonathan Blake

The Most Reverend Jonathan Blake, Presiding Archbishop of the Open Episcopal Church B.A. (Hons), Dip. Pastoral Studies. Bishop's Haven, 105 Danson Crescent Welling DA16 2AS U.K. Mobile: 07767 687711 www.bishopjonathanblake.com bishopjonathanblake@ntlworld.com www.openepiscopalchurch.org www.twitter.com/bishopjonathan The Church is a member of The International Council of Community churches and the World Council of Churches. Married with 5 children.

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Tear gassed in Tehran, seized in Kabul, worked with Mother Teresa, escaped a murderer, raised £300,000, ordained 1981, 12 yrs an Anglican, slept on the streets, travelled to Auschwitz, Kenya and Pakistan to promote peace, opened the first inter-faith NHS chapel, wrote a biblical text on Parliament, arrested, relinquished his office within the CofE to pioneer independent ministry, baptised 1000's in homes, even on Mount Snowdon + in a circus ring, conducted a wedding underwater, published ‘For God’s Sake Don’t Go To Church’, nailed 95 Theses to Canterbury cathedral, arrested, co-founded the Society for Independent Ministry, was consecrated a bishop, co-founded the Open Episcopal Church, did the first gay wedding on prime time TV, sued Associated Newspapers for defamation, co-consecrated the first women bishops for England. Wales and Scotland, accommodated the homeless, took Mass to sex workers, posted it too, was elected Archbishop, arrested for taking his kids onto a roof, not charged - they were harnessed, founded ‘When No One’s Watching', became an ICV, conducted the wedding of the star Jade Goody, was invited to Downing Street, published 'That Old Devil Called God Again'.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

WEEDS

Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.
A. A. Milne

THE ELIXIR OF LIFE - LOVE, SERVICE AND ENDEAVOUR

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/real-life-stories/94-year-old-woman-worked-10105144

THAT RARE BUT MUCH NEEDED QUALITY - INTEGRITY

https://www.positive.news/2017/society/26296/tv-talent-contest-rewards-integrity-idols/

Monday, March 27, 2017

IF THE WORLD SEEMS COLD....

If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
Lucy Larcom

CHOOSING WISELY IN WHOSE SHOES YOU WALK

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/2128/A-Girl-Was-Sad-After-A-Boy-Called-Her-Hair-Ugly-This-Is-How-Her-Teacher-Responded

A MAN DYING TO LIVE

MOHAMAD FAKIH - INSPIRATIONAL LIVES

Friday, March 24, 2017

THE PATHS WE SHARE

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/2122/Boy-Embarrassed-Of-Vitiligo-Meets-Dog-With-Same-Skin-Condition

THE COURAGE TO TURN TEARS TO DIAMONDS

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/grieving-orphan-dedicates-time-making-people-smile-watch/#

FAITH

Faith is a withholding of conclusion, so that you allow what is to arise.
Adyashanti

TRUE MUSLIMS RESPOND WITH COMPASSION

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/london-terror-attack-victims-pc-keith-palmer-aysha-frade-uk-muslim-community-donations-a7645396.html

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A LIFE DEVOTED TO OTHERS

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/teacher-given-1mil-prize-life-changing-work-isolated-arctic-community/#

FORGIVENESS

Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
Anonymous

THE COMPASSION THAT LIES BEHIND THE VEIL

http://ilmfeed.com/muslim-mother-calls-on-court-to-free-her-attacker/

ADVENTURERS SEARCHING BEYOND THE BOUNDARIES

https://www.positive.news/2017/perspective/26263/the-outsiders-rebooting-our-world/

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

THE LOVE THAT RESCUES US ALL

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/2117/Iconic-Katrina-Girl-Will-Bring-The-Vet-Who-Rescued-Her-12-Years-Ago-To-Her-Junior-ROTC-Ball#yj8yyDhrRuLbKTlw.01

SUCH AN UPLIFTING VIDEO OF IMAGINATIVE LOVE BLESSING CHERISHED CHILDREN

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/teacher-inspires-kids-draw-breathtaking-portraits-refugee-kids-instead/#.WNJIuitmEs8.facebook

THIS MYSTERIOUS WORLD

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/abused-shelter-dog-hero-finding-naked-girl-shivering-cold/#.WNJFg-VgE_8.facebook

THE EXTRA MILE

There are no traffic jams when you go the extra mile.
Zig Ziglar

BUILDING A FAIRER WORLD

https://www.positive.news/2017/science/26251/invention-lets-rural-hondurans-clean-water-treatment-plants/

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

THE GLORY OF LOVE

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jaw-dropping-outdoor-proposals_us_58cffa8ae4b0ec9d29ddab80?ncid=engmodushpmg00000003

GOOD TV INTRODUCING US TO OUR NEIGHBOURS

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/2116/Sesame-Street-Introduces-Its-First-Muppet-With-Autism-Meet-Julia#3AdOdIKRXu7FhHyh.01

THE PATH TO GREAT WORKS

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Samuel Johnson

THE PURITY OF CHILDREN'S EYES

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/real-life-stories/why-you-forget-him-girls-10064494#ICID=sharebar_facebook

Monday, March 20, 2017

THE VERY BEST MAKEOVER

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/homeless-man-transformation_us_58cba346e4b00705db4e25c2?section=us_good-news

WHEN GIVING MAKES YOU THE WEALTHIEST

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/2112/Sierra-Leone-Pastor-Finds-A-706-Carat-Diamond-And-Gives-It-Away

A MARRIAGE SEALED BY LOVE

https://www.parhlo.com/paki-american-couple-donate-wedding-money-to-charity/