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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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.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


More stoking of the 'vile Islamic savages' propaganda fuelled approach by our manipulative media, while we read so little, for instance, about the Christian atrocities taking place across the world. Shall we start with Jesus Castillo, a Christian who beheaded 800 people. Enlightened modern Muslims approach their faith very much as enlightened modern Christians.However, there are enough of the other, in both camps, to spawn abusive acts. Pointing at the barbarism of another community while overlooking one's own, is a well trodden path leading nowhere. Throughout history the Christian world has invoked the authority of the almighty, from the Crusades to prayers for our Armed Services, whatever the dubiety of their task. The reporting of international events is biased in our favour and this leads to the blinkered compliance with Christian abuses, that their under reporting exhibits. The question that haunts Christianity is how its culture could have given rise to the Crusades, to the Inquisition, to burning at the stake, to two world wars, to the holocaust and to an economic advantage that has created a splintered and unjust world, heavy in suffering. Such barbarity in approach has been largely camouflaged now behind military actions sanctioned through various dubious legal channels or not and the neat corridors of power, banking and trade. The explicit nature of Islamic fanatical barbarity appears in sharp contrast to our more 'officially' applied aggression. However adding the casualties consequential to our actions and the casualties of our decadent culture, would I suggest leave more blood on our white gloved Christian hands and ironically Jewish hands also.


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