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 Tehran, seized Kabul, helped Mother Teresa, raised £300,000, ordained 1981, pilgrim to Auschwitz, wrote on Parliament, convicted, began 1st inter-faith NHS chapel, relinquished 12 year Anglican post, 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 2 Canterbury cathedral, arrested, co-founded the Society for Independent Ministry, consecrated as a bishop, co-founded the Open Episcopal Church, did 1st gay wedding on prime time TV, sued Associated Newspapers, co-consecrated 1st women bishops 4 England,Wales,Scotland, accommodated the homeless, took Mass 2 sex workers, posted it, elected Archbishop, arrested 4 climbing with sons, 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', harassment conviction,campaigning against child abuse, quashed on appeal, convicted 4 successful blogging 2 stop paedophile. His annual Christmas Lights reported in Daily Telegraph,Sky News, C4 have raised £55,500 for water for 3 Gambian villages. Published "The Tales of Henry the Lovable Hedgehog" available on Amazon.

Sunday, November 01, 2020

ROD LIDDLE STOKES UNWISELY THE ISLAMIC FIRES

 The weakness of Rod Liddle's position is that it panders to a simmering divisive populist narrative rather then guiding us towards a deeper perspective. His opening sarcasm about Brahim Aouissaoui's motive for his heinous act is misplaced, unless one intends unquestioningly to promote a stereotype. His reduced concern should he die, opts for vengeance over rehabilitation. He is uncritical of Macron's disingenuous vaunting of French values and freedoms, overlooking the French Privacy Laws that exert a severe limitation on freedom of speech. He states that you would have to be an idiot to find what Samuel Paty did 'controversial', seemingly out of touch with just how controversial it was, proved to be and would be if done again. I suspect no school head would agree with a teacher doing the same now in the U.K. He points us to The Spectator correspondent's view that there is a war against the Islamists, as though he would be equally content, if the former troubles in Northern Ireland were described as a war against the Christians. Then he wades into a nasty negative critique about Muslim nations and their leaders, without concern that further inflammatory language will only inflict greater injury. He then claims that Muslim outrage at the offensive drawings of the prophet, rather than the recent heinous acts, show that there is a 'fundamentally different approach to human life in the West'. Is he not concerned about Artin's body, drowned somewhere it seems in the English Channel, a tragic lifeless symbol of our historical complicity with and joint culpability for the perpetual international chaos that has drowned our world in blood. Macron is not defending a freedom to speak, rather he is defending a freedom, for the powerful and the rich, those who have colonised, subjugated, plundered and oppressed, and who have developed laws that protect their privacy, reputation, and even their corrupt personal, business and trading dealings, yet, from their privileged vantage points, to offend, ridicule, mock, abase and humiliate others at will. The better way forward will involve a true candour that enables us to recognise our humanity and that seeks to place the common interest before our own.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/comment/we-lack-macrons-courage-to-call-this-savagery-what-it-is-islamist-terrorism-gbcsj265m

ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART ONE
ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART TWO
I AM PROUD OF MY WRITING, FOR JESUS’S SAKE, THAT HAS HAD ME FOUND INNOCENT IN HEAVEN, BUT TWICE A CRIMINAL ON THE EARTH. THE FIRST IN 1990 WHEN I WROTE A BIBLICAL TEXT ON THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT IN PEACEFUL PROTEST ABOUT THE BOMBING OF YOUNG IRAQI RECRUITS DURING THE FIRST GULF WAR. THE SECOND, IN 2016 WHEN I WROTE ON MY BLOG, TO ALERT THE PUBLIC ABOUT A PAEDOPHILE, AND WAS SUCCESSFUL IN FORCING THE AUTHORITIES TO STOP HIM HAVING ACCESS TO CHILDREN. THERE WAS ALMOST A THIRD! IN 1997, WHEN I WAS ARRESTED FOR NAILING MY PROPOSALS FOR REFORM OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND ON THE DOOR OF CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL. WORDS ARE POWERFUL MESSAGES THAT CHALLENGE  CORRUPTION, CONFRONT THE WICKED AND CREATE A BETTER WORLD. JESUS IS THE WORD OF GOD AND HIS FOLLOWERS ARE CALLED  TO COMMUNICATE HIS WORDS,  IRRESPECTIVE OF THE COST.
"You brave, courageous and wonderful man. To stand up for the truth in the face of suppression and oppression is truly an act of a pure heart."







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