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 email@example.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.
- Name: Bishop Jonathan Blake
- Location: London, Kent, United Kingdom
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'.
Friday, January 31, 2014
FLOODED UK CITIZENS
MOVE OVER SHARM EL SHEIKH - HOLIDAY INSTEAD IN GARBAGE CITY...
A REASON FOR THE WORLD'S WARS
SHAMEFUL EDUCATION FOR RICH BEXLEY'S CHILDREN
ERITH SCHOOL 43%
TRINITY CHURCH OF ENGLAND 54%
CLEEVE PARK 50%
A REASON BEHIND AL-QAEDA
WILL WE INVADE TURKEY NOW?
Please can we learn that chasing Al Qaeda with armaments is a fool's game that squanders our young and betrays our civilisation.
We must roll out a wholly new, humanitarian and development based foreign policy.
BE TERRIFIED ABOUT SELLAFIELD
SO CALLED 'HONOUR' CRIMES
You can't just blame the police.
Such duplicity begins from the very top.
TURNING A BLIND EYE TO THE ABUSE OF BOYS
Unless there is a united campaign protecting the physical integrity of a child from the cutting frenzy of opinionated adults then we collude with the abuse of some for the sake of others.
This is intolerable in a modern society that purports to follow safeguarding procedures.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
LEARN TO LOVE YOURSELF THAT YOU CAN LOVE OTHERS
We see forlorn faces desperate for love.
We watch crazy choices being made where people tolerate abusive situations just in hope of a shred of belonging.
It is a dead end. A road to no where. A recipe for misery and insecurity.
Stop now please.
Say to yourself. I am OK. I appreciate myself. I like myself and approve of myself. I am special. I choose myself. I set myself apart. I love myself. I belong to myself.
This is the beginning of a new life.
This is the holy grail of discovering your own identity. This is the only real moment you can honestly enter into relationship with others.
For from this personal strength and affirmation, from this inner confidence and self resourcing, you can for the first time make yourself available to others as you choose and allow others to draw close to you.
It's not because you need them, or are looking to gain from them or feed from them or steal their love, but because you are a complete person able to safely engage with others and bless them and be blessed by them.
STOP PROGRAMMING KIDS
Give me a happy contented fulfilled all rounded child any day rather than a pursued pressurised one, bearing a bag full of high grades.
A family should choose when it goes on holiday, not the state, not an exam board and not a school.
Bexley is so concerned to educate its children, it offers them schools as low as 37% GCSE grades.
Living in Lanzarote all year would probably do the child more good than that!
THE TIMES - AGAINST FGM BUT FAILS TO MENTION CIRCUMCISION
Both acts are a 'dismal relic of barbarism'.
The Times must campaign for the end to the physical violation of both boys and girls, if its arguments are to be consistent and effective.
THE GREATEST 'JOINT' ON OFFER
I have worked in mental institutions and I have supported the severely depressed. My comment is not directed at those clinically identified to be at risk, hence in part the use of inverted commas. It is to those who coin a 'depressed' diagnosis all too easily and who jump to swallow, almost as a trophy, as many anti-depressants as the doc will provide or resort to drugs or alcohol instead of facing as adults the reality of life. The article states Gemma's recent dependency was triggered by the loss of a boyfriend. Children are eternal jewels. Boy/girl friends come and go.
SELFISH PARENTS SMOKING IN CHILD CARRYING CARS
It amounts to a form of torture. It often induces in them feelings of nausea, stinging eyes, irritated nasal passages and headaches.
It makes their clothes stink.
The chilling part is that I have taken funerals for adult children that have died of cancer who have predeceased their chain smoking parents.
NOT AS LUCKY AS YOU SCARLETT JOHANNSON
A TSUNAMI OF BLOOD
A tsunami of blood as men play their vile war games.
A 'NEW' MODERN ETHIC
Ketie Piper's mother's wise words to her daughter after the acid attack.
Please - let this be the 'new' modern ethic.
STOP COMMODIFYING KIDS
School a definite second.
We need to stop the current trend of commodifying children.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
ISLANDS OF PEACE
In a world of turbulence, the possibility of creating our own paradisaical isle, to which others can visit and find hearts welcomed and spirits inspired.
Then the chance to bring that heaven to others through thoughtful engagement and compassionate service.
JEWISH RACISM AND PREJUDICE
STANDARDS OF DETENTION AT THE BEXLEYHEATH CUSTODY SUITE
POLICE MISLEAD ABOUT ELEVEN YEAR OLD'S DETENTION
The PACE rules, governing the treatment of juveniles in detention, were contravened as they regularly are in Bexleyheath custody.
At the same meeting, concern was expressed at how a juvenile had not been provided food.
The lack of provision of basic entitlements to detainees is an ongoing problem in Bexleyheath and despite years of pressure by the ICV panel upon the police to improve, there are still glaring omissions.
TOMORROW WE WILL BECOME AS GODS
In time we will be able to grow and design human life.
We will prevent the ageing process and control the boundaries of death.
We will have to pass laws requiring people to voluntarily end their lives and be able to create an app by which each person's composite of knowledge and personality are stored for eternity and made available to offer continuing comment and advice.
We are bursting into territory that religion had preserved for 'God', to demonstrate the paucity of our religious concepts.
In tomorrows world we will be required to finally come of age and accept the mantle of divine responsibility and administer the 'sacred' realm of life and death.
NOT ANOTHER RIVER TRAGEDY IN YORK
FOR GOD'S SAKE DON'T GO TO CHURCH
MAKENZIE WETHINGTON - AN INEXPLICABLE BIRTHDAY GIFT.
HOW CAN WE BE SO INHUMAN
When will we turn away from war and violence?
Deeply disturbing image:
A ZERO TOLERANCE OF VIOLENCE
Violence is also role modelled by the police in their quick and often unnecessary use of restraint techniques, including their automatic handcuffing on arrest.
Add to this our involvement in conflicts around the globe and images of violence are all too readily available.
We need to move towards a zero tolerance of violence.
THE UGLINESS OF COSMETIC PLASTIC SURGERY
Beauty is found through intimate engagement with what is real. Disturbance, insanity and ugliness alone are on offer in the trickery of cosmetic plastic surgeons.
POLICE TRY TO SILENCE CONCERN AT THEIR TREATMENT OF 11 YEAR OLDS
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
YOU DON'T NEED PERMISSION
You are a beloved child of the universe.
You don't have to find authority to act, to contribute, to collect the soil of the earth and begin to shape destiny.
This is your birthright.
This is the invitation already given at your first breath.
The universe is watching you.
Today, tomorrow, this moment, the next, reach out and help change life for the better, bring your unique touch to help and to heal and thank you.
Thank you for you. xx
AMERICAN LED TV AND OUR SEX AND RELATIONSHIP OBSESSED YOUTH CULTURE
Youngsters begin romance chatter at ever earlier ages and yet are so ill equipped to deal with the immense emotional energies involved.
Much better if we could re-awaken the more traditional approach of exhausting the young with constant physical as well as mental challenges, leaving them little time for 'dating' and the dangers of our sex obsessed music and media culture.
AAAH! NO CROISSANT IN BED THEN FOR A WHILE FOR HOLLANDE
FARAGE OUSTS BARMY OPINIONS...
UKRAINE AND YANUKOVYCH
Even now the offer of special visas are being prepared so that Yanukovych and his oligarch associates can bring their wealth to the UK and buy a few football clubs and offer political donations and be feted in high places.
LET THE ROYALS BE SELF FUNDED
Let all the royals, except the monarch, be self funding, their and other landed estates profitable in their own right or relinquished, sold and used for public benefit, except Buckingham Palace, while ever it brings the nation benefit.
A HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL?
During the war we chose not to bomb the railway lines leading to the death camps.
Today we choose to allow the waves to consume refugees off Lampedusa, chemicals to consume Syria's children, land mines and cluster bombs to main the poor and Palestinian school children to be scorched by incoming missiles.
Will we be erecting edifices for them in the future or should we search our consciences in the present and set about building a different world together?
POPE'S BLOOD STOLEN
Anyway as 'God' employs 'Satan', the 'Satanists' were probably on a job to try and rid the church of its corruption.
Monday, January 27, 2014
THE GIFT OF A SMILE
Let it hang momentarily between you.
Pause perhaps to receive back the first flicker of awakened light and then move on to bless another likewise and spread sun beams where you tread......
THE HIJAB, MIPSTERZ AND THE NAKED RAMBLER
Developed complex society is on close inspection such a mess of tangled inconsistencies and hypocrisies.
We were born naked.
The hijab is meant to preserve modesty and protect a person from sexual advances.
However, what is clear from anyone who has visited a naturist beach or watched the naked rambler, is that nudity removes sexual attraction.
It is the act of covering and concealing that ignites interest and triggers fantasies.
The hijab increases sexual desire and making it a fashion icon with attitude only intensifies this process.
Our obsession with clothes represents our desire to gain control over others, commercially, culturally, politically or sexually.
The Naked Rambler challenges and mocks all these power games and so we have only one response - we imprison him.
OUR SUSCEPTIBILITY TO BEING PROGRAMMED TO COMMIT INHUMAN ACTS
While we may not be implicated in the same barbaric acts today, though many were during the World Wars, each one of us is manipulated continually by others, often to our or other people's detriment.
The challenge of North Korea's dystopian regime is to shake the complacency of the developed world and to make us urgently examine our human susceptibility to being programmed, even to commit acts of the greatest inhumanity.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
WILL YOU LIVE WELL
On waking, look at your hands.
What good will they do today?
Hold your heart.
Who will you love today?
Touch your lips.
Will your words be wise and kind today?
Look to the sky.
Will you be grateful to be alive and will you live well this unique day given as a gift to you?
THE NEED FOR SEXUAL INFORMATION
Children should be provided with sexual information routinely and naturally throughout their education, from primary school onwards.
Respect between the genders, the significance of sexual activity emotionally, psychologically and physically and the dangers of false and deviant presentations of sexuality all need to be addressed in an age appropriate manner.
The lack of public accountability in Academy schools is a growing scandal.
THE POOR CAN GO TO HELL BUT WELCOME MR/MS MONEY BAGS
Poor migrants, refugees from Syria, asylum seekers, the trafficked and the boat people can all go to hell, but please Mr and Ms Money Bags, the door is open wide.
GP'S MUST CAMPAIGN AGAINST FGM AND CIRCUMCISION
Saturday, January 25, 2014
THE RICH SUPPORTING THE RICH
IS THIS NOT CHILD ABUSE CAITLIN MORAN
No, of course not. You are getting richer and more powerful by the article.
Remember though please, from your background, the drugged, fostered and imprisoned 11 year old in Bexleyheath police station this week, not in Paris certainly, but desperately in need of an article.
HIP CURVES AND BRIMMING BREASTS
RIDDING THE HOME OF KIDS
Cherishing children is our last chance to preserve what is pure and good.
COCAINE CHARGES FOR BENEFITS STREET
RIVERS OF BLOOD
BEWARE THE ALPHA CURSE
Avoid it at all costs. You endanger your life, your marriage, your family and your future by exposing yourselves to a life limiting, blinkered and prejudiced message that promises the world but delivers delusion and dust.
CONTAMINATING THE MESSAGE OF JESUS
We have contaminated this message, offering welcome and hospitality to believers and negatively naming others as 'non believers'.
We have turned the message of inclusive love, into a message of delineation, identity, inclusion and rejection.
MODERN STATE SANCTIONED CHILD ABUSE
However, in Bexleyheath Police Station on Thursday, behind the iron door of a bolted cell, in a small cold room, with no window was the small slight figure of an eleven year old boy.
'He's been picked up this morning and brought in with his brother for alleged theft.' I was told, 'He's ADHD. He's on medication for it. So is his brother. We've put them in different cells.'
When I entered the cell of the eleven year old, he looked pitiful and forlorn.
'Are you frightened?' I asked.
'I'm OK', he said, although his eyes and expression told a different story.
'I've been in a cell before,' he continued, 'you get used to it'.
'Do your Mum or Dad know your here? I asked.
'I'm fostered.' he said.
Young people should not be placed in locked cells according to PACE. The police claim publicly that they are not. I find repeatedly that they are.
'It's budget cuts,' the police say, 'lack of staff and resources. We haven't any choice.'
So there you have it.
A diminutive eleven year old, diagnosed and drugged by society, taken from his family, in the care of the local authority, farmed out to strangers, banged up in a cold police cell.
A clear example of child abuse. And no one is doing anything about it. Not a safeguarding officer in sight.
OUTRAGING PUBLIC DECENCY
Perhaps the state should be concerned when a child passes a newspaper stand or opens the Sun or eats fish and chips on page 3 and is presented with commercially driven and sanctioned nudity.
Stephen Gough's nudity is stripped of such sexuality. It is innocent and poses deep and disturbing questions about the ignorance and hypocrisy of our prejudices that we visit randomly on others to their detriment.
THE NAKED RAMBLER
It is a disgrace that the state should deprive his children of their father and even deprive them of their visiting rights to him in prison.
It is an indictment of our so called 'free and tolerant' society of which we should all be ashamed.
Allow the man to present himself in society in the skin with which he was born.
Adults and children alike see naked dogs, sheep, cows and horses, they see the genitalia of animals and pets, they can see a horse with a very large and long erect penis and see horses and other animals mating, but the state finds that a man walking naked and doing nothing sexually explicit, outrages public decency and so hounds him, incarcerates him and stretches the law to justify its inhuman treatment of him.
In God's name and humanity's name - leave the man alone.
Friday, January 24, 2014
THE EVER MORE LUDICROUS FARAGE
THE PROBLEM WITH CHURCHES
Oh please, can't we just be one human family?
A CHOICE TO EXPLOIT OR RESPECT
RAPE BY VILLAGE ELDERS
Including rich world Indians, exploring space and enjoying bilionaire lifestyles, playing macho power seeking games, while so many have no proper access to food, sanitation, clean water, education and healthcare, who are trapped in a time warp, living primitive lives and following primitive practices.
This is the idiocy that should preoccupy our thoughts.
WE LOCK UP 11 YEAR OLDS DO WE
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
WOULD WE WANT GOD TO READ THE BIBLE?
GIVE ME A REAL BREAST
MILLIONAIRES CONTEMPLATE WATER CANONS
ANTON CASEY STRIPS US ALL OF OUR DIGNITY
He has revealed his true thoughts on Facebook, a further indictment of banker Porsche driven culture that jests as it sets out to strip us all of our dignity.
UKRAINE PASSES A LAW AND MURDERS
TWITTER'S AND OUR RACISM
This illustrates the fact amply. Unfortunately facilties like Twitter reveal the ugly truth that many people are disinterested in moral issues also and take every chance to vent their poison anonymously.
Our species is capable of great good but it harbours too the potential for gross wrong.
We should act swiftly to remove the anonymity of people's posts and thus ensure they remain accountable for what they write.
THE TRAGEDY OF SPARGO-MABBS
I wonder how many times the parents, the preachers, the church and the Church of England school tackled the subject of drugs with Daniel.
It is too often the case that religion, with its head in the clouds, and its mission to divert its followers away from everyday life, becomes a deadly distraction that prevents a person from being able to handle the very real threats and opportunities that present themselves daily.
My deepest sympathy for the grieving family.
RENNARD AND THE TALE OF THE SLIPPERY FISH
GOUGH - THE NAKED RAMBLER
I am afraid that while I believe in 'common decency' there is nothing decent about society imprisoning a man for over 6 years, whose only act is to present himself in the skin in which he was born.
See the trickery employed by the state. A man walking naked, as he was born, is whisked away and consumed into prolonged incarceration because he won't do as teacher says.
Such abuse makes a mockery of the courts and their so called justice.
There is so much less offence in a naked human being than in the garments of vanity that adorn the wealthy as they sweep past the street sleepers and poor of our world.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
BEXLEY'S ABUSE OF CHILDREN
THE POLICE WANT TO CENSOR MY BLOG
When it strikes us, we must be allowed to choose where, when and how we wish to die.
The necessary drugs must be available to purchase and any family or friends present must not
be liable to prosecution.
The capacity of the wealthy to do very little, particularly those who have inherited their wealth, exceeds the occupants of Benefits Street.
YOU CAN'T TRUST THE NHS OR ANY INSTITUTION...
Once we grasp this, we will explore less toxic methods of arranging society.
SWEEP THE ELYSEE CLEAN
CHINA - THE LOOMING TERROR
Monday, January 20, 2014
LOOKING FOR GOD?
.look for God in the eyes of a child, in the cherishing of two spouses, in the compassion of a nurse, in the brave service of an aid worker, in the rising sun of a new day, in the opportunity to do good, in the invitation to love....
The parents chose to hole the young lovers up in a boarding school.
The school is an elitist establishment, many of which have abused their pupils.
Three cheers for the kid's imagination and resolve. A good preparation for life where they will encounter many who seek to snuff out dreams and imprison free spirits.
THE UK POLICE
Who would vote for this?
Farage supports men who have sex and then expect women to take all the consequences.
Instead vote for the politicians who understand that two people are involved in bringing a child into the world, and two people are responsible for their care.
His comments unfortunately identify the woman as the one needing to take the career jeopardising break.
That is the issue at play.
In a liberated enlightened work force and society men and women would share the child caring 'break' and both careers would be affected, thus negating Farage's gender distinction.
It is unacceptable that journeys have to be taken to Dignitas and that accompanying family members face the threat of prosecution.
A person should be able to choose to die in their own home, or other chosen location, with the necessary drugs being made available to them.
Compassion and respect for the suffering will achieve in time the necessary legislative change.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
CHILD ABUSE BY THE RICH IS OVERLOOKED
The abuse of sending children to creches, away to private school, on holidays with nannies, never being home for them because the parents have high flying careers and the kids are raised by the au pairs, pressurising them into music lessons, high exam grades, professional careers etc, surrounding them with smoke, alcohol, cannabis, cocaine and the deadening influence of wealth -
- all this abuse is overlooked.
OUR CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
THE SINGING STARTS AT 4.30 P.M. ON CHRISTMAS EVE
CRECHE PROVISION - MODERN DAY CHILD ABUSE?
Little vulnerable unique lives treated like commodities stored in a warehouse. This is modern day child abuse.
BIAS AT THE SUNDAY TIMES?
MODERN DAY ABUSE AGAINST CHILDREN
SOME ARE RELIGIOUS - OTHERS ARE FULLY HUMAN
Some people say their prayers, others live their prayers.
Some people talk about God, others are God's love.
Some people receive the Mass/Holy Communion, others take food to the hungry.
Some people are religious, others are fully human.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH'S HUSH HUSH POLICY OVER SEX ABUSE
DAVID SILVESTER REVEALS THE POISONOUS INFLUENCE OF RELIGION
Another 'earnest Christian' injects his poison into society.
We must grasp the reality that our moral development will continue to be impeded as long as we expose public life, politics and education to religion.
FIRST C of E WOMEN BISHOP?
Tired message, compromised clerics, homophobic policies, corrupt investments, closing churches, failing congregations....
'God's presence' has nothing to do with organised religion which is about power, wealth, politics and men mainly, vying for supremacy over others.
THE DANGEROUS TEACHING OF JESUS
Friday, January 17, 2014
YOU ARE NOT ALONE...
'You are not alone' we whisper.....
ED MILLIBAND'S GREAT PLANS FOR THE BANKS AND THE POOR
However, don't think any of us are misled into thinking that all you politicians, with all your edgy ideas, are just looking for a way to swallow power and privilege at our expense.
After all, we know you are concerned for the poor, you live in a 1.6 million pound house after all.....
Religious influence has to be eradicated from our secular education, or watch the fundamentalists and suicide bombers of the future in training.
A head of state cannot concentrate on affairs of State when trammeled with affairs of the heart.
Neither can he, with any integrity, administer justice, when demonstrating callous disregard towards his own personal commitments and being driven by passion rather than probity.
A man indulging in the potency of office and demeaning the liaisons of a previous dispensation, reveal a man, at his age, unworthy of high office.
Clarkson has catapulted to fame through representing, in part, base aspects of the male drive, all of which may offend the PC brigade, some of which are repugnant, but some of which provide the raw energy behind the many male achievements that have benefited humankind.
No one is assisted by expressions of lame regret that are squeezed out through institutional pressure.
HOLLANDE'S HEART AND LOINS
US ACTS INHUMANELY IN EXECUTING MCGUIRE