Guide to John Barber’s blog

Note: I created this post just when I posted this 200th entry to my blog. I now update this regularly(ish) as new entries are added. The number of entries is now in excess of 400 and continually being added to. It is intended as an easy guide to the entries that make up this blog. Scroll down for the numbered list of the 416 postings that are now contained in my blog (oldest first, newest last), from when I started blogging, 22/02/14, to the present day (08/11/15). You can left mouse click on any title in order to go to the corresponding posting. I had set myself a target of 100 new postings in my first year as a blogger and have done double that amount, with a month to spare (wow or am I just sad – ed). I reflected on my blogging career when I made my 100th post and, having just gone back to check this out, I feel much the same now as I did then. I recall a story of a preacher, who stopped preaching after a few minutes, ending his sermon with the words “the matter has ceased to flow“. I can say, right now at least, this is far from the case as far as I am concerned. There are still all sorts of important things that get me impassioned on a wide range of subjects and new ones arise all the time. I still feel compelled to share and still have my faculties. The challenge is to be relevant, balanced and accurate, not neglecting the things I should be doing to embark on some ego-trip, fantasy or escapism. I hope what I write will prove to be needful, incisive and helpful and, for as a long as I think it is, and while I have the energy, inspiration and opportunity, I intend to continue adding to the blog. In order to provide those interested with an easy way to access the posts that make up this blog, I will update this post periodically, including links to new posts that have been added. And before folk chide me for doing this manually, the answer is I do so as I haven’t cracked the technology to automatically give me what I want! Enjoy 🙂

  1. Hello World!
  2. Transport – what is needed!?
  3. Myths about rough sleeping
  4. Cricket lovely cricket
  5. Churchill gardens – paradise!?
  6. St. Lukes Health Centre
  7. New eye for old
  8. Life of a king
  9. Signs of the times
  10. Tony Benn – a true democrat
  11. Gay marriage; equal marriage
  12. Church Winter Night Shelters
  13. Echo, gambling, 11-plus
  14. Depression and old age
  15. Street Pastors
  16. SIWG, Bismilla, Lent
  17. Holy week
  18. A visit to the mosque
  19. Food banks
  20. Anti gay nurse sacked
  21. UKIP posters
  22. The beautiful game
  23. Poetry please
  24. Election time again
  25. Making Britain great
  26. A tribute to Joe Goodman
  27. Indian elections
  28. Cluny Residents Association
  29. Evangelicals: a “gay question”?
  30. European elections
  31. Consigned to Room 101
  32. The Archers
  33. True, necessary and kind
  34. My desert island discs
  35. Election extra
  36. Election results – part 1
  37. Election results – part 2
  38. Election results – part 3
  39. To Kill a Mockingbird
  40. Are Britons racist?
  41. The legacy of Stephen Sutton
  42. Bonhoeffer
  43. The dust has settled, or has it?
  44. Helping the homeless
  45. REVIVE
  46. Football World Cup 2014 (1)
  47. On the matter of abortion
  48. Rent deposit schemes
  49. From SATs and 11-plus to GCSE
  50. Immigration and Malayalees
  51. Cluny Square and the monks
  52. Taboo subjects
  53. Iraq’s Eternal War
  54. The point of education
  55. Football World Cup 2014 (2)
  56. Housing Justice
  57. Football World Cup 2014 (3)
  58. The scientific method
  59. Creation versus evolution
  60. Football World Cup 2014 (4)
  61. Islamic fundamentalism
  62. Football World Cup 2014 (5)
  63. The Palestinian question (1)
  64. Sledgehammers to crack nuts
  65. Football World Cup 2014 (6)
  66. Assisted Dying Bill
  67. The Palestinian question (2)
  68. Community in Harmony
  69. Council webcasts (1)
  70. To my Facebook friends
  71. Christian Fundamentalism
  72. Street Spirit
  73. Lord Denis Healey
  74. The British Commonwealth
  75. Trust
  76. The Palestinian question (3)
  77. Truth
  78. An Unprofitable Servant
  79. Knowledge is Power
  80. Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells
  81. FIFA corruption
  82. Blessed are the peacemakers
  83. Homeless solutions (1)
  84. Christian persecution
  85. Letter to a Zionist friend
  86. Robin Williams RIP
  87. Balance
  88. God’s Not Dead
  89. Time to Change
  90. Why teach Latin?
  91. Vicky Beeching coming out
  92. Understanding Islam
  93. GCSEs – waiting is almost over
  94. Scottish Independence
  95. Perspective
  96. Southend Pier
  97. Homeless solutions (2)
  98. General Election 2015
  99. Families struggle – debt crisis
  100. 100 not out
  101. Benefits sanctions
  102. Political correctness
  103. Rotherham child abuse scandal
  104. Carswell’s UKIP defection
  105. Homelessness practicalities
  106. Social Justice
  107. The Ice Bucket Challenge
  108. Thought for the day
  109. Strictly is back
  110. My ten best books
  111. Suspended coffees
  112. Fifty Shades of Grey
  113. The Prittlewell Prince
  114. Remembering Ian Paisley
  115. The Grammar Game
  116. European Union (1)
  117. An interesting few days
  118. The big need for Southend
  119. Flash floods in Southend
  120. Iraq’s Eternal War (continued)
  121. Night Shelter time again
  122. The Unprofitable Servant (2)
  123. Multiculturalism
  124. Ordinary things
  125. Science Fiction
  126. The Kevin Pietersen Affair
  127. The UKIP factor
  128. Chibok schoolgirls kidnapping
  129. The rich-poor divide
  130. Understanding Islam (2)
  131. Chips and bees
  132. The Green effect
  133. Carpe Diem
  134. Gay Issues
  135. The Apprentice is back
  136. Homelessness & mental health
  137. Europe’s anti-gay crisis
  138. Retirement
  139. Leaving Afghanistan
  140. British doctor’s Ebola diary
  141. Wearing poppies
  142. Crisis in the NHS (1)
  143. Pope Francis and Halloween
  144. Faith schools
  145. The Wallasea Island project
  146. Street Pastors – love in action
  147. Christian Palestinianism
  148. The Immigration Debate (1)
  149. Night Shelter practicalities (1)
  150. When I was young (1)
  151. Kipperwatch Southend
  152. Nice Christians
  153. Night Shelter Practicalities (2)
  154. Women Bishops
  155. Counting Rough Sleepers
  156. Suspended coffees (2)
  157. Fracking
  158. The Immigration Debate (2)
  159. British values
  160. Jack Monroe – crossing the line
  161. Dominic Bann – hockey player
  162. Loneliness
  163. When words are not enough
  164. Night Shelter Practicalities (3)
  165. General William Dobbie
  166. Political ramblings
  167. Night Shelter Practicalities (4)
  168. What would Jesus do?
  169. Politics and Religion
  170. Unsung heroes
  171. Christian Fundamentalism (2)
  172. Evangelicals, Catholics and Liberals
  173. Southend’s inadequate schools
  174. Christmas movies
  175. Policing homelessness
  176. Advent
  177. Fine absent councillors!?
  178. Christmas messages
  179. Homelessness and ping-pong
  180. Russia
  181. Resolutions
  182. Night Shelter Practicalities (5)
  183. Sir David Amess MP
  184. Hearts and heads
  185. Southend’s outstanding schools
  186. The politics of homelessness
  187. Self harming
  188. Road bumps
  189. Christian Concern
  190. Andrae Crouch – music legend
  191. Election debates
  192. Trident
  193. Dementia friends
  194. Je suis Charlie
  195. Politics, Religion and Poverty
  196. The Gay Conundrum
  197. Volunteering
  198. School Funding Crisis
  199. Martin Luther King
  200. 200 not out
  201. Greek elections and austerity
  202. Kipperwatch Southend (2)
  203. Rough sleeper practicalities
  204. Illegal immigration
  205. Thatcherism revisited
  206. Meetings for local residents
  207. Helping rough sleepers!?
  208. Faith and Beliefs event
  209. Parking fines, speeding tickets
  210. Housing the homeless
  211. Grumpy’s diner
  212. Rugby World Cup 2015
  213. Cricket World Cup 2015
  214. With God on our side
  215. Use of church buildings
  216. Legal Highs
  217. When Christians join the Tories
  218. Street Spirit – sleep out
  219. The church and sexuality
  220. Holy biased politics
  221. Outside the Camp
  222. Kipperwatch Southend (3)
  223. Progressive Christianity
  224. Christian Conscience
  225. Israeli Elections
  226. British Muslims
  227. Council webcasts (2)
  228. St. Lukes Health Centre (2)
  229. Cricket World Cup 2015 (2)
  230. Winter Night Shelters ending
  231. Palm Sunday
  232. Some mental health thoughts
  233. Onward and Upward
  234. British Elections 2015 (1)
  235. British values (2)
  236. Easter
  237. Foreign forays
  238. General Election Hustings (1)
  239. Values based school curriculum
  240. Richie Benaud – cricket legend
  241. British Elections 2015 (2)
  242. Petitioning politicians
  243. Health event in the town
  244. Navigating the new Middle East
  245. Deciding who to vote for
  246. The Inclusive Church (1)
  247. The Inclusive Church (2)
  248. Britain’s housing crisis
  249. Homeless information
  250. General Election Hustings (2)
  251. Dear Mr. Duddridge
  252. Protecting religious liberty
  253. General Election Hustings (3)
  254. Council Webcasts (3)
  255. A Christian approach to voting
  256. British Elections 2015 (3)
  257. Vote UKIP!?
  258. British Elections 2015 (4)
  259. British Elections 2015 (5)
  260. No leaflets please
  261. British Elections 2015 (6)
  262. Albert Belden (1883 – 1964)
  263. British Elections 2015 (7)
  264. Britain’s free press
  265. Election results 2015 (1)
  266. Election results 2015 (2)
  267. Election results 2015 (3)
  268. Homelessness – back to reality
  269. Where next for Labour?
  270. Equality and gay marriage
  271. Electoral Reform
  272. A time to speak
  273. CRA – an end of an era!?
  274. Southend United Football Club
  275. Kippers and Greens
  276. We all matter
  277. CRA update
  278. Southend’s Rainbow coalition
  279. Concerning Ashers’ bakers …
  280. European Referendum (1)
  281. Reflections on marriage
  282. Anti-semitism, Islamophobia and culture wars
  283. FIFA corruption (2)
  284. Kippers and Greens (2)
  285. Harold Wilson’s legacy
  286. Fining homeless people
  287. The Sun comes up trumps
  288. Homeless kicked out of shelter
  289. Four and a half point Calvinism
  290. Warrior Square soup kitchen
  291. Time to fight the Jew haters
  292. Filling potholes to save lives
  293. Social justice and church mission
  294. Much is taken, much abides
  295. Calling the Prodigals
  296. A walk around Blenheim Park
  297. Middle East moral dilemmas
  298. Moral crisis
  299. Zulu
  300. Magna Carta and Waterloo
  301. Misunderstandings
  302. Charleston gun shootings
  303. Anti-austerity protests
  304. Gleanings in Ruth
  305. Southend Rough Sleepers Leaflet
  306. Now that I’m old
  307. Ashes cricket 2015 (1)
  308. Invite to a mosque open day
  309. US Supreme Court gay decision
  310. Magic, chemistry and books
  311. Suspended coffees (3)
  312. When God doesn’t make sense
  313. 57 West (East) and the homeless
  314. Women’s Football World Cup
  315. Generous Justice; Greek Debt
  316. Extremism
  317. Adventure Island
  318. HARP
  319. A visit to the Rotary club
  320. London bombings – 10 years on
  321. Homeless on Southend cliffs
  322. Budget reflections
  323. Ashes cricket 2015 (2)
  324. When love is not enough
  325. Homeless-on-Sea
  326. We’re doing all we can
  327. Wisdom, knowledge and wicked situations
  328. Save the BBC
  329. Ashes cricket 2015 (3)
  330. Eid mubarak and gay sex
  331. Hospital discharges and readmissions
  332. To my Facebook friends (2)
  333. The Labour Leadership
  334. Funding Grammar Schools
  335. Homelessness is always with us
  336. Sleeping bags for rough sleepers
  337. The Tour de France
  338. Political Reflections
  339. Politicians and Christian voters
  340. Councillor remuneration
  341. Ashes cricket 2015 (4)
  342. Peter O’Sullevan – horse racing legend
  343. Crisis in Calais
  344. Remembering Cilla
  345. We’re doing all we can (2)
  346. 11-plus update
  347. Asylum seeking update (1)
  348. Willie Thorne’s gambling addiction
  349. Safeguarding vulnerable people
  350. Hymnigrants – Calais Shocker
  351. Night Shelter Time Again (2)
  352. Ashes cricket 2015 (5)
  353. Elmer Gantry
  354. Southend’s homeless population
  355. Solomon’s Song of Songs (1)
  356. Multicultural Whitechapel
  357. Albert
  358. Solomon’s Song of Songs (2)
  359. C.S.Lewis – a life
  360. Rough sleepers dying
  361. CWNS Volunteer Application
  362. Homeless man left to die
  363. Recommending books to read
  364. Ashes cricket 2015 (6)
  365. World Athletics Championship
  366. What’s in the news today?
  367. Charity begins at home
  368. Small acorns; mighty oaks
  369. Visiting God’s own country
  370. About Street Spirit
  371. The Jeremy Corbyn factor
  372. Rugby World Cup 2015 (1)
  373. Compassion and agendas
  374. The Chronicles of Narnia
  375. Puritans, conscience and homosexuality
  376. British or English!?
  377. Rev. Ken Leech
  378. Pope Francis and climate change
  379. Controlling faith leaders
  380. Israel
  381. Chrislam – a one world religion
  382. Dawkins, Scholl, Syria, Archers
  383. Oregon college shooting
  384. Christian freedom cases
  385. What I have learned about homelessness
  386. Tomassi’s
  387. Thoughts about SHAN
  388. Night Shelter time again (3)
  389. David Wilkerson – prophet
  390. Southend Welcoming Refugees
  391. Party conference speeches
  392. The King James Bible
  393. A time to die
  394. Rugby World Cup 2015 (2)
  395. Hope Not Hate
  396. If you see people begging
  397. Terry Whitman
  398. Caring Conservatives
  399. Southend’s grammar school places
  400. The Diary of a Nobody
  401. Southend Welcoming Refugees (2)
  402. Barack Obama, Christian values and culture wars
  403. Rugby World Cup 2015 (3)
  404. China President visits the UK
  405. Small shops
  406. Israel (2)
  407. 666 and China
  408. Judge not lest ye be judged
  409. Benedictine hospitality and tough love
  410. Council webcasts (3)
  411. Gender and sexuality
  412. Southend Welcoming Refugees (3)
  413. Rugby World Cup 2015 (4)
  414. Halloween
  415. Funerals, families and legacies
  416. Conservatism and Socialism
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