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'.

Monday, July 18, 2016

WATERPROOF SOUL

waterproof soul

not for sale
only for discovery
via the long and twisted paths
under the deeps
and through caverns jet
granite obstacles
razor wire
storm raged
dangerous alchemies
vapid drafts
there
fragile
beautifully precious as a child's curls
or their soft trusting palm
their big hearted hopes
and wild outlandish dreams
beyond star, even galaxy
the waterproofing
unlikely entrant
surprising companion
transforming agent
cleanse me
monsoon madness
cool my heated
sun baked being
the desert greening
oasis opulence
riveting realism
and now
the seasons, they come, they go
but
protected
tsunami proportions are
droplets
but
to
be 
purified
by 
those who
understand finally the technology of being



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