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'.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

WITHDRAW LORD STEEL'S KNIGHTHOOD

 Just another example of the  sickening prevarications of the great and the good about the sexual scandals to which they turned a blind eye. So Lord Steel knew Cyril Smith spanked little boys at the Council run children's home but still chose to recommend him for a knighthood. He suggests it should now be withdrawn. What about his own?

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/politics/article4076056.ece

THE ANTI DEPRESSANT THREAT

 I have been involved with so many people in my ministry going through life's regular hassles, problems and traumas who have visited their GP and come back with a bag full of anti-depressants. They often appear proud, even vindicated, as though the GP's prescription permits them to declare they are in need of medical support, and should be handled with indulgence.
The trickery involved is irritating. GP's bang out the pills to empty their surgeries and by so doing collude with the self deception of the patient. It encourages substance abuse, dependency and a lack of character resolve to withstand the current  life challenge and mature through it.
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/health/news/article4076351.ece


THE UK'S GUANTANAMO

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/asia/afghanistan/article4076493.ece

NIGERIA'S SHAME

 A disturbing example of how misappropriated finance makes way for jihadist outrages under the impotent gaze of an effete government and the disinterested wealthy.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/africa/article4076404.ece

CLAYTON LOCKETT'S HORRIFIC STATE SPONSORED DEATH

While I abhor the death penalty, why are the drugs administered by Dignitas not used to ensure a dignified death?

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/americas/article4076798.ece

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

HI EVERYONE

Hello everyone. Slowly getting back into the driving seat after a wonderful break!