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, 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, October 15, 2014

BOB, PEACHES AND THE GELDOF NEED FOR SALVATION

It's time for the Geldof family to walk away from the media and the public eye, that has laid waste their beloved and their dreams and left them with broken hearts. Celebrity is a modern disease perversely sought after by the young, whose lives and aspirations are honed well by the money makers, only to be discarded when they have outlived their usefulness. The X factor has become the most abusive example of this and should be removed from our screens. Watching the judges crocodile tears as they boost egos, only later to obliterate them, is nauseating. The riches of life and the greatest success is to walk down a street and not be recognised, is to sing in the park and have the birds alone as your audience, is to live unvaunted among the everyday mundanities of this glorious existence. I wish the Geldof family the salvation of ordinariness. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/life/celebrity/article4237742.ece

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