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 and a proud Dad.

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Gassed in Tehran, seized in Kabul, helped Mother Teresa, almost murdered, raised £300,000, ordained 1981, street sleeper, pilgrim to Auschwitz, Kenya + Pakistan 4 peace, wrote text on Parliament, convicted, began 1st inter-faith NHS chapel, relinquished his 12 year Anglican post 2 be independent, baptised 1000's in homes, on Mt Snowdon + in circus ring, did wedding underwater, wrote ‘For God’s Sake Don’t Go To Church’, nailed 95 Theses to Canterbury cathedral, arrested, co-founded the Society for Independent Ministry, consecrated a bishop, co-founded the Open Episcopal Church, did 1st gay wedding on prime time TV, sued Associated Newspapers 4 defamation, co-consecrated 1st women bishops 4 England. Wales + Scotland, accommodated the homeless, took Mass 2 sex workers, posted it, elected Archbishop, arrested 4 taking kids on roof, founded ‘When No One’s Watching', became an ICV, did Jade Goody's wedding , invited 2 Downing St, wrote 'That Old Devil Called God Again', arrested 4 campaigning against child abuse, harassment conviction/restraining order quashed on appeal, convicted 4 continued blogging 2 stop paedophile, providing bore hole + solar powered water pump 4 Gambian village.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

AND GOD SAID STOP CALLING YOURSELF A CHRISTIAN

And God said,

" Please stop calling yourself a Christian.

Stop calling yourself a Muslim, a Hindu, a Sikh, a Bahai, a Zoroastrian, a Pagan, a Jew, or a Buddhist.

Stop calling yourself an atheist or an agnostic.

Please stop wasting your time catching labels in the wind.

Stop building your palaces in the sky.

Stop pretending you know anything about me. You know nothing.

None of you know anything.

Jesus knew nothing.

 Buddha knew nothing.

Krishna knew nothing.

The endless list of religious leaders knew and know nothing.

All their and your words are empty sounds lost to the breeze.

Instead, plant the seeds of love wherever you go.

They grow, bud, blossom, hold promise, make honeyed dreams come true, cradle butterflies and enable the dance of life to bring blessing, find unity and fashion justice.

Please stop calling yourself a Christian.

You are a human born to love.

                                                           That is the only label you need."

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