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Last updated: 29/09/2019
Southend town centre business and soup kitchens
Choosing your words wisely
Essex win 2019 County Cricket Championship
When hearts fail – watching and praying
Greta Thunberg and her stolen dreams
Rugby World Cup 2019
Reviewing Southend’s Soup Kitchens (2)
Remembering Ken Chapman
My summer of cricket (2019) – looking back
Highwoods (Colchester) and Herrington (Sunderland)
Worldwatch – China, Zimbabwe, Burma
Where is the danger coming from, extreme left or right?
Ezekiel the prophet
The Church – a cause for despair or a reason for hope?
Another open letter to Alex Jones
The redemption of Steve Smith, Tiger Woods, Jonathan Aitken
A Tale of Two Christians
Is there a role for prophets today?
What do we need? Shepherds – good ‘uns
Another Pop-Culture Christian Loses His Faith
Our three cats
Casting pearls before swine – an open letter to an adversary
Paul Van Looy leaves the Independent Party
Jezebel Jehu and Trump – connecting the dots
Pray for the President?
Dementia and depression – two more elephants in the room
If God were to tell us everything all at once
The “deplorables” and the good guys
Walking in Wallasea; breakfast at the Lakes, Stambridge
Evangelicals, social concern and political participation 2
Evangelicals, social concern and political participation
Counting rough sleepers and what to do now it is hot?
The “Squad” – a view
Should Christians comment publically on world events?
Breakfast at the Glass House Café, Warrior Park
Solomon’s Song of Songs – Pure Intimacy
Racism, racists and Trump – a personal perspective
The case for Trump – a Christian perspective
Cricket World Cup 2019
An open letter to President Trump
Hugh Price Hughes and the Non Conformist conscience
Kim, Donald and Nigel and leaked memos
When and how Christians should speak out?
Revisiting the Serenity Prayer
Paula White, demons and praying for President Trump
Iran, Israel and Trump
Immigration and the USA Mexico border crisis (1)
Southend Pride and Community in Harmony
Donald Trump, King Josiah and Christian responses
Down to the last two
Agreeing to disagree
The summer of cricket – 2019 (1)
All change at Southend Council
What would you do with iconic Southend Kursaal?
Supporting “Off the Streets”
Is Islam a religion of peace?
Giving up your own opinion … to please a*******
Choosing the next Conservative Party leader
Fish and Chips at Van Looy’s
Indian elections and the global move toward nationalism
Breakfast at Bella Italia
Are you sleeping rough; where can I go for help?
The enemy of the people
Breakfast at Grumpy’s
Trump evil!? nah, on the contrary …
Australia’s unexpected election result
Southend Independents stick to their ‘Bell’ principles
When Ben Shapiro met Andrew Neil
Should Christian leaders get involved in politics?
Deciding on the leader of Southend Council
Change UK and the European elections
The Brexit Party, UKIP or Liberal Democrats?
Book of Ezekiel and St. Helens Church
Southend 2019 Local Elections – the aftermath
Depression – another elephant in the room
The Climate Change “Hoax”
Trump State visit – whether or not to boycott
A time to speak (3)
Southenders protest climate change – my opinion
Ann Holland and David Norman step down
Rumours of Revival
Ferndale CWNS 2018/19 – my final report
The disturbing case of Israel Folau
Julian Assange – hero or villain
Why are so many people against Trump?
How I see homelessness – then and now
Southend 2019 Local Elections – thoughts and predictions
How free is the Internet and lady’s knickers
Lunch at the Terrace Turkish Restaurant
Westborough – Local Council Elections 2019 – and leaflets
Transphobia and combating hate crime
St. Lukes – Local Council Elections 2019
The Mueller Report
Teaching Relationship and Sex Education in schools
Ferndale CWNS 2018/19 – my end of season report
The Beauty of the Cross
Thoughts on the Christchurch mosque massacre
Southend Zimbabweans and lifting the ban
Transphobia, Islamophobia: the latest weapons for demonising
My blogger raison d’être – to wake people up
Ash Wednesday and John the Baptist
Not a Socialist (and not a Conservative nor Liberal)
Methodists vote to reject same sex unions
Homelessness – Showing Respect and Book Covers
Five years as a blogger
Abortion – the Elephant in the Room
Remembering Ron Scott
Climate change – honest or hoax?
Brexit – when the split hits the fan
Homelessness – NRPF, Rough Sleeper Count, Weekends
Who are the good guys?
Homelessness – Britain’s shame
Michael Green – a personal tribute
Free Speech – threats and restraints
Lunch at the Roslin Hotel
Welcome to my world
Ferndale CWNS 2018/19 – my mid term report
My tribute to Julian Ware-Lane
Moses – the meekest man who ever lived
Brexit, Trump’s Wall and how we can pray
Enoch the man who walked with God
Children – Education, Indoctrination, Safeguarding
Brexit – deal or no deal?
My 2019 Archers Diary
Lunch at the Plough and Sail Public House Paglesham
Why Trump is good for the world – winning the end game
The Prophets of the Bible – an introduction
Answering the question: “will you support my ministry?”
Looking forward to 2019; anticipating what is in store
Is France heading for a revolution?
Homelessness and Christmas
A visit to my local library
When to NOT help the homeless
Breakfast at the Corner House Café / Diner
Homelessness and sofa surfing – Anne Atkins nails it
Brexit – Plan B!?
Homelessness, religion and politics
QAnon, conspiracy theorists and what the h*** is going on?
Breakfast at Fairway’s Diner
The Kings of the Bible – conclusion
Mexico, Ukraine and things are not always what they seem
Politics, Ukip and the Brexit debacle
Will Jesus prayer for unity ever be answered?
How evil is the evil in the world?
Breakfast at Jay Jeans café
Who are the good guys?
Intercessors for Britain
Nationalism and Globalism – which does God say is better?
Passing on wisdom learned the hard way to the young
Brexit and national identity – is there a way forward?
The Kings of Persia in the Bible – Cyrus
Buying truth and making sense of it all
The disturbing case of Asia Bibi
Trump and the Press – Jim Acosta banned
Jeff Sessions out
Breakfast at the Elms
Breakfast at the Exchange
David Amess, Southend Pride and LBGT rights
Earthquake in the City
The US Mid Term Elections (2)
Eating at the Anne Boleyn
Preachers and preaching
Swimming at Garon’s
The US Mid Term Elections
Remember, remember the fifth of November
What is the right Christian approach to money (2)?
Southend Church Winter Night Shelters 2018/19
I have no gospel unless Genesis is history
Breakfast at The Lunch Box Café
Prayer of St. Francis – so relevant now
Donald Trump, Elite Pedophiles and Spiritual Warfare
Eating at feelgoods DINER
7000 South Americans entering North America
March for a second EU Referendum
What is the right Christian approach to money (1)?
Addressing Southend’s homeless situation
Taxing the rich and giving to the poor
Trauma has consequences and implications
Why at this time I can NOT vote Labour
Solomon – a lesson concerning today’s politics
Swedish elections, Muslim immigration and popularism
Why do people not go to the church in the first place?
Tony Adams and homeless addiction
Adding new Facebook “friends”
Should the Home Office ban Franklin Graham from the UK?
TRUMPianity or CHRISTianity
Why do people stop going to church?
Social justice and the gospel – either or both?
Saul – the first king of Israel
Kings of the Bible
Was 9/11 an Inside Job?
Eating at the Early Start Café
My disillusionment with English politics
Why this Brit is glad Trump is US President
Appointing a new Supreme Court Justice
Eating at Russells Café & Bistro
To be involved or not to be involved?
What to do about homeless people sleeping in tents?
Trump, Evangelicals and the Kings of the Bible
The Mark of the Beast
John McCain 1936-2018
Eating at Grafters Café
Reviewing Southend’s Soup Kitchens
Visiting Kendal Park Nature Reserve
Rise of right wing popularism in the UK
Homeless people, seeking benefits, opening bank accounts
Breakfast at the Glenwood café
Kerala and its ongoing flood disaster
Murphy’s law and my approach as a blogger
Boris and the Burka
Shutting down Alex and shutting up Boris
Why is Trump so divisive?
The Richard Wilson legacy
Shadow banning, free press and free speech
Eating at the Old Walnut Tree
Addiction is a Disease
Letter to my gay friend
Getting old, dying and going to heaven
Respectful discourse on Facebook
Funeral of a friend – Andrew Pattison
Labour kicks out Hoey and Field
Separating children when coming to the USA illegally
Margaret Hodge attacks Jeremy Corbyn
Returning to Street Spirit
The Children of Issachar
Death in the Pot
On freedom of speech
Passing the baton; leaving a legacy
Breakfast at Wimpy’s
Mourning the deaths of two of Coleman Street’s Children
Brexit, Trump and Trump’s UK visit
FIFA World Cup 2018 – personal reflections
Welcome to England Mr. President
Politics, Brexit and the US Supreme Court
Back to Blighty
Fellowship of Faith for the Muslims
Giving money to charities that feed the hungry etc.
Goodbye Mark and Melanie
Paying tribute to my Muslim friends
Muslims control prisons and what the media fails to report
Ryanair coming to Southend Airport
Immigration, globalism and a “Christian” approach
Does God anoint world rulers?
The future of the EU and Brexit
Why (And How) Christians Should Celebrate Pride
My experience as a hospital patient
Ireland’s Abortion Decision
The disturbing case of Tommy Robinson
Tommy Robinson arrested for ‘breaching the peace’
Why I love the King James Bible
Earnestly contending for the faith
Erdogan flexes his muscles; Turkey a Middle East player
What Pope Francis said to the gay man
The Bishop’s Royal Sermon – a personal perspective
Who’s getting married in the morning?
Gaza and Jerusalem in the news
Eating at the Simla Indian Diner
The House of Lords – is it a good or a bad thing?
America First – is this theological heresy?
Free parking to save Southend town centre
Data Protection – is it a good or bad thing?
An Open Letter to my Facebook Friends
Iran and Israel square up
Ashers Bakery appeal to the Supreme Court
Southend Local Election Results 2018
Voting in the 2018 Southend Local Elections
Thinking theologically on community matters
Town centre homeless challenges
About Street Spirit
St. Luke’s hustings 2018 – my report
Franklin Graham, Malcolm Johnson and Progressives
Israel and Syria – looking at the various angles as of today
Throwing the baby out with the bath water
New Mission launched to help towns homeless
Project Fear – a personal statement
Coming to terms with diabetes
The line up for the St. Lukes Local Election May 3rd
Easter 2018 meditation
The Homeless Reduction Act – what differences to expect
Remembering Florrie Bond
Attending a “Speed Awareness 20mph” course
Jeremy Corbyn and Anti-Semitism in the Labour Party
Charity begins at home!?
Off the streets
Meditating on the Song of Solomon
Dave Haycock – death of a friend
Inviting a. Tony Campolo and b. Franklin Graham to the UK
Tommy Robinson, Speakers Corner and the Time to Speak
Killing the right and shooting ourselves in the foot
Active Citizenship in a left right polarized paradigm
A homeless response in a snowy week
Making sense of suffering
Lessons I would like to pass onto the next generation
A new homeless night shelter for Southend
The Christian case for a just war
Eating at the Gulshan
Homelessness – what to do when it is really cold?
Memes, guns and digging pits
Billy Graham, America’s pastor, has died
Aspects of the Cross
Reflecting on the Florida gun shootings
Child Trafficking – what the media does NOT report
An arresting experience
Council Estate – Football rules as a kid
Truth, balance and free speech
Attitudes toward homelessness
The Nunes memo
Southend’s drug habit and homelessness
Trump’s State of the Union Address
Varghese Mathai – evangelist – a personal tribute
Our society is in a malaise
What I believe about the Bible
Ray Davy – a personal tribute
The mass brainwashing of Germany
Can you be both C(c)onservative and Christian?
Who controls the Internet?
Earnestly contending for the faith
Immigrants from s**thole countries
Blair, LaMonte, and a second Brexit referendum?
Cyrus and Trump revisited
My 2018 Archers diary
2017 – looking back; 2018 – looking forward (2)
2017 – looking back; 2018 – looking forward (1)
Midnight Christmas Communion at St. Lukes
Homelessness and the Christmas story
Southend named as a “rotten borough”
Zionism, Fetuses, Newspeak and defining terms
Homeless Information (2)
Open our churches to the homeless
Judge Moore and the Alabama Senate race
Dogs – a night shelter manager’s perspective
Are UK Politicians losing the plot?
2017 Church Winter Night Shelters – the story so far
Time Person of the Year 2017 – the Silence Breakers
The USA moving its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem
The life and times of Elijah the prophet
Henry Higgins fish bar
Beholden to the Truth
Trump and his three anti-Islam tweets
Should we give to beggars?
St Lukes Local Election – May 2018
Not having enough affordable accommodation
What do you know about homelessness?
Trump, Manson, sexual molestation and pedophilia
Zimbabwe – Mugabe on the way out but what next?
Not a homeless case worker
Petition for doing more to help the homeless
Christmas at Tesco
Southend – swamped by rough sleepers
The Anglican revisionist agenda
The Roy Moore affair
Keeping Sunday special
The Balfour Declaration (2)
Controlling Guns in the USA
Journey to the North
Overnight sleepers wanted
Nothing to celebrate: 50 years of abortion in Britain
The Protestant Reformation revisited
57 West has moved to 6 Clarence Road
Israel and the Middle East
Air pollution, transgenderism and academic freedom
Biographies, obituaries and tributes
Christianity and community action
Sexual identity and sexual orientation
The Balfour Declaration
Christians who love Trump
John Wycliffe and John Huss
A visit to the Growing Together Gardens; caring for the carers
Reflections from outside the camp
Debt, deficit and the economy
Making sense of the Middle East and Israel
Hillary Clinton and the lost art of interviewing
Del and Michelle’s wedding
Immigration and Islam
Harvey Weinstein – sexual predator
Donald J Trump – bad, mad or good?
Leaving the EU – deal or no deal
‘Aggressive beggars terrorise our streets’
Las Vegas shootings, gun control and the truth
Holiday in Felixstowe
Stuart Windsor; Christian Solidarity and Martyrdom
Las Vegas murders and getting angry
English cricketing reflections (2017)
Playing the race card
Southend councillor defects from Labour to Conservative
German election results
Mrs May’s Brexit speech
Sir Teddy Taylor
Southend Church Winter Night Shelters – 2017-18
What mainstream media fails to report
Tea, the homeless and attitudes to giving
Roger Ninnis – 31 Years of faithful service
What are your five favourite things about Southend?
The end of the World, 666 and microchips
Martin Luther – the monk who shook the world
Navigating the British political landscape
Use of church buildings (2)
Sleeping in doorways
Meet Your Muslim Neighbours
My 1000th blog posting
Why I have changed my mind on immigration
A time to blog; a time to retract
Biblical Sexuality, John Lewis, and the Religion of Rights
Who is our natural ally: Saudi or Iran?
In Loving Memory of Roy White
Aspiring to greatness
The Houston Flood Disaster
Reviewing the newspapers
Christian child forced into Muslim foster care
Bank Holiday congestion in Southend
Spiritual Discernment and Journalistic Integrity
Love thy neighbour
When left and right unite
When / where to donate food / money to the homeless
Clarence Road Baptist Church – 135 years serving Southend
An open letter to the BBC re. biased reporting
Sarah Champion, Charlottesville and racism
Remembering Sir Bruce Forsyth
And yet I must die
Day night test cricket
Hate Crime Ambassador
Alex Jones, mainstream media and fake news
Charlottesville, left & right, news bias, Trump, Lee, etc.
The Alt Right and White Supremacy
Open letter to Alex Jones (Infowars)
MAKE AMERICA HATE AGAIN!
Al Gore, Climate Change and BBC interviews
Operation Sanctuary, pedophilia and sex slavery
What do you do when you see the homeless in the High Street?
Seven reasons why I am leaving Google
For such a time as this
Sleeping bags always needed
Is it safe to be gay in the UK?
The heartbreaking case of Charlie Gard
Mooch in, Mooch out
Obamacare versus Trumpcare
Caroline (The Archers)
Trump, scouts and jamborees
ATTIC (All the tea in China)
The Russian collusion delusion
Breakfast at Monte
Alan Brown (22/06/61 – 07/04/17)
Council Webcasts (7)
The 11 Plus and Southend revisited
Islamists set to take over Europe using refugees as bait
A walk on Southend Pier
From traditional marriage to gender neutrality; eunuchs
Re. Donald Trump – a letter to a Christian friend
Lockers for rough sleepers
Where do we send the homeless for help?
Covenant and Church for Rough Sleepers
Momentum – good or bad for Labour
A conference to do with Muslims
The Archers – post Rob Titchener
Equality, Diversity, teaching ‘British values’ to children
Yesterday’s Bible study on the subject of “the church”
A bible study, a communion, a baptism and a soup kitchen
Harry the cat
Gnostics and hope
Tories and DUP together
Walking in Hadleigh; eating in Leigh
Havens and now Ravens
What is happening in Syria, and elsewhere come to that?
When Tommy met Piers
Why do Christians seem to like guns so much?
The Great Get Together
Pakistan wins the Champions Trophy
Westcliff open air swimming pool
The Grenfell Tower fire
Can / should Christians operate in the political arena?
General Election 2017 – what next
London, Manchester, Tommy Robinson and where next
Our way and God’s way
Eating at Nando’s
Tories and DUP in bed together – shock horror
General Election 2017 – the Results (1)
Geoff Carr – Evangelist
General Election 2017 – Final Thoughts
A time to speak (2)
Southend East Hustings 2017 – the outcome
Guide to John Barber’s blog (3)
Margaret Court and LBGT rights
Trump withdraws from the Paris agreement
Rough sleepers set up loading bay camp
Conspiracy Theories and Fake News
Southend’s Soup Kitchens
Islamic terrorism – call it for what it is
Southend (West and East) Hustings 2017
Manchester bombing attack
Open Letter to John Pavlovitz
General Election 2017 – my choice and why
When Did Compassion Become Partisan Politics?
Reflections of a blogger – ten popular postings
King Cyrus and President Trump
A bruised reed
Clothes for the homeless
Mayor Judith stepped down
Havens store to close
Trump fires Comey
French Presidential election results – Round Two
The Labour Party and Britain’s political future
Local Elections 2017
General Election 2017 – the Southend line up
World championship snooker
Exploring Foulness Island
My twelve all-time favorite American TV series
My hopes for Brexit
Kipperwatch Southend revisited
You don’t drain the swamp; the swamp drains you
Truth and Grace
Freedom of speech
French Presidential election results – Round One
A visit to a homeless soup kitchen
Equality Oath – a good idea!?
Today I walked in Hockley wood
Marine Le Pen, terror and the French Presidential elections
Today I walked in Belfairs wood
Tim Farron: is homosexuality a sin?
Christianity: left and right; anywheres and somewheres
Theresa May calls a General Election
Easter 2017 meditation
Stop Funding Hate
Street Spirit – ways to help the homeless
Paul Joseph Watson and my own political outlook
False and true prophets
What is going on in Syria?
Pizzagate and child sex trafficking
Replacing Google with Drudge
Watching Southend United play football today
Church Winter Night Shelters over – what next?
US Presidents and golf
Facebook – the good, the bad and the ugly
Dr. Mohamed Pasha MBE
London terror attack (2)
Reflections of a homeless night shelter manager (2)
London terror attack
Martin McGuinness – terrorist and statesmen
Can we really trust the media?
Evangelical Leaders Challenge Trump’s ‘America First’ Budget
The Dutch halt on the move to the right
Brexit – and the future of the Union
Religion and politics
Trump’s first fifty days
To give or not to give
Sex and relationship education
Bishop steps down
Wikileaks, Conspiracy Theories and James Bond
Breakfast at the Toby Carvery
Immigration, Refugees and Globalism
The Deep State, Conspiracy Theories and Watergate
I, Daniel Blake
Sessions under fire
Convicted preacher vows to return to the streets
The Trump Revolution continues
Rob Tinlin steps down
Criticizing the Saudis
Trump skips the White House Correspondents’ Dinner
Waking up to worldwide persecution
Alcoholism and Homelessness
Goth, ginger or homeless
Adventure Island and Southend Marathon cancellation
Reflecting on two by elections
Two funerals in a week
Comparing Trump to Hitler
Truth and Donald Trump
US President’s Refugee Ban
A Jewish Reporter Got to Ask Trump a Question
Globalism and one world government
Steve Bannon, Marine Le Pen, Islam and (anti) globalism
The “Gay vote” at the C of E Synod
Flynn, Trump, the Russians and the Fifth Column
‘Stop Trump state visit’ petition rejected
Reflections of a homeless night shelter manager
What are Trump’s strengths?
Alex Jones and Info Wars
Milo Yiannopoulos; the Alt Right and the Alt Media
John Bercow opposition to Trump addressing Parliament
Squatters in Southend
Humanity’s greatest threat – Sin!
Climate change – humanity’s greatest threat!?
Trump, the Supreme Court and the ongoing battle
Islam, Immigration and Trump
When Theresa met Donald
John Hurt RIP
Building a wall and banning Muslims
Trump’s first week
A tribute to Rachael Heyhoe-Flint
Letter to the Council
Winning the argument; losing the plot
Trump’s Inauguration (3)
Trump’s Inauguration (2)
Obama’s Legacy (4)
Theresa May’s Brexit speech
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Trump’s Inauguration (1)
Rough sleepers and cold weather
Church schools must support gay marriage!?
Obama’s legacy (3)
He, she or ze
Was Meryl Streep right?
The Sexual Revolution
The Archers: the Saga of Rob and Helen continues
Ealing vicarage rape victim Jill Saward dies
Paula White praying at Trump’s presidential inauguration
UK’s EU Ambassador resigns
Countdown to Trump’s inauguration – scary!!!
An astonishing political year
Is the Honours system fair?
US expels Russian diplomats
Your Political Correctness is Showing, Conservatives
The resolutions of Jonathan Edwards
My Israel conundrum
How has gambling affected you?
Leadership and why right now we desperately need more of it
A year of deaths
George Michael RIP
Alec Motyer and Isaiah
Netanyahu Attacks Obama over U.N. Resolution
To pray or not to pray
Radio 4 Today program
My 2016 Christmas message
Trump’s Team (2)
Nigel the **** latest outrageNigel the **** latest outrage
England’s Test cricketing performance against India
A weekend of iconic TV shows coming to a head
Deaths of Lionel Blue and Zsa Zsa Gabor
Modern day slavery and human trafficking
My homeless dream
India the home of cricket
Being a Christian and a community activist
Donald Trump – Time Person of the Year
Triggering Article 50 (2)
Smart ways to feed the homeless
Brexit and the US Presidency – taking stock
Judge Jeanine Pirro
Gareth Southgate – the new England manager
Magnus Carlsen is once again World Chess Champion
Is Donald Trump the AntiChrist?
Helping at the Ferndale Night Shelter – 2016/17
Fidel Castro’s legacy
Hate crime, terrorism and proportionality
Trump and the re-emergence of Nazism
Another season of night shelters beckons
A time to agree to disagree
Dear American Christian Friend
Revisiting Israel and Palestine
Progressive versus Traditional
Inviting Nigel to mediate between Donald and Theresa!?
A visit to Birmingham
The US Presidential Election Result (2)
The US Presidential Election Result (1)
Faith and Belief day
Eating at the Gasworks
Obama’s legacy (2)
To vote or not to vote
More on “Poppy Day”
Triggering “Article 50”
The US Presidential Election – a personal perspective (5)
The England and Bangladesh series just finished
Globalism, Brexit, US Politics, Global Conflict and Religion
The US Presidential Election – a personal perspective (4)
Asher’s Bakers appeal
The Aberfan disaster
Homeless man stabbed; No place to call home
The Donald and Hillary US Presidential debate (3)
The US Presidential Election – a personal perspective (3)
Scottish Referendum, Brexit and Marmite
Franklin Graham – Decision America
Bob Dylan wins the Nobel Prize
The US Presidential Election – a personal perspective (2)
Is World War 3 imminent?
The US Presidential Election – a personal perspective
The Donald and Hillary US Presidential debate (2)
Tom Eastwell – an inspirational teacher
Life, Marriage and Freedom
Theresa May and her recent conference speeches
Donald or Hillary – three quite different views!?
Does Islam promote violence?
Obama-UN Internet Takeover Is Just Hours Away
Israel Says Goodbye to Shimon Peres
Sam Allardyce and English national football managers
The Jungle in Calais revisited