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 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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Location: London, Kent, United Kingdom

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, began 1st inter-faith NHS chapel, wrote text on Parliament, arrested, 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, was 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, not charged, 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 times campaigning against child abuse, had harassment conviction quashed on appeal, appealing a conviction for breaches of restraining order 2 stop a paedophile

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Outstanding, controversial and inspirational.

5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, controversial and inspirational. 29 Aug 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Jonathan's first book, For God's Sake, Don't go to Church was written with a vision, this book draws on that vision in action. I received my copy via Kindle as it was released and have devoted today to reading it. Don't expect an easy ride- it challenges to our very core, and it would be easy in the early chapters to give up on it finding Jonathan's reflections to be TOO much to bear. However, all that is needed is an open mind and Jonathan concludes his damning thesis on religion with a challenge to experience re birth. Far from dismanteling my own belief system, Jonathan has enriched it through this book. It is both one of the most controversial but also the most inspirational works of the 21st century, a timely and urgent message for all. It is a must read for all.


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