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How Do I Know If a Sermon Is Too Long or Too Short?

Is there an ideal sermon length? Pastor John gives five factors to consider when trying to decide how long to preach.Listen Now

Jeffrey Tambor Says Harassment Claims Were a ‘Coup’ To Oust Him from Transparent

Four months after his firing from <i>Transparent</i> over sexual harassment allegations, Jeffrey Tambor has made his case to <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i>. …

Entertainment

Marijuana to the Glory of God?

I used to smoke marijuana every day.<p>Sixteen years ago, when I was in my late teens, cannabis was a big part of my life. Today it continues to …

Cannabis

Why do the Japanese despise sex?

The ‘celibacy syndrome’ — a preference for online porn to human relationships — helps explain Japan’s catastrophic decline in population<p>There are two sorts of people: those who can’t wait to grow up, and those who wish they never had to. It’s fair to say that women figure predominantly in the first …

Why Is the Abortion Industry Run by Women?

“Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.”So goes the ancient pagan proverb in a flash of what could almost be Solomonic wisdom.Think …

Faith

‘Peak Trans’ Turned Her Rightward

A reader sent an extraordinary e-mail, and gave me permission to post it as long as I didn’t identify her. She signed her real name, and I can …

Feminism

This Infographic Breaks Down 52 of The Most Common Misconceptions

You'd think that in the age of the internet, where more information than we can possibly consume in several lifetimes is at our fingertips, stubborn …

How humans might outlive Earth, the sun...and even the universe

It all starts with a little planet-hopping!<p>Nuclear war. Runaway climate change. A global pandemic. Today our world faces all manner of existential threats. But scary possibilities like these are nothing compared to what astronomers say lies in store for Earth. Our planet’s ultimate destiny is to be …

Universe

If a man has these 9 qualities never let him go, scientists say

There are certain traits that the majority of heterosexual women look for in a man: kindness, GSOH, an understanding that the fight for gender …

How Do I Love God More Than My Entertainment?

What should we do if the thrills of TV, movies, video games, and sports feel more interesting than spending time with God?Listen Now

John Humphrys: Thought for the Day is 'deeply, deeply boring'

For listeners to Radio 4’s Today programme, Thought for the Day provides a moment of quiet reflection and an acknowledgement of the positive role that faith can play in our lives.<p>The presenters think otherwise. In a joint interview to mark the show’s 60th anniversary, John Humphrys and Justin Webb …

Best bodyweight exercises to build muscle

<b>The Push Up</b><p>Push ups are brilliant for building strength through the chest, shoulders and triceps.<p>It's a great exercise to master before moving on to the (much more strenuous) bench press. The push up allows you to build adequate strength in your upper body and stability through your torso, better …

Workouts

My work as a prostitute led me to oppose decriminalisation

<b>For most of her life in prostitution in New Zealand, Sabrinna Valisce campaigned for decriminalisation of the sex trade. But when it actually happened she changed her mind and now argues that men who use prostitutes should be prosecuted. Julie Bindel tells her story.</b><p>When Sabrinna Valisce was 12 …

Victorian Era

Sex change regret: Gender reversal surgery is on the rise, so why aren't we talking about it?

Around five years ago, Professor Miroslav Djordjevic, the world-leading genital reconstructive surgeon, received a visit at his Belgrade clinic: a transgender person who had undergone surgery at different clinic to remove male genitalia - and since changed their mind.<p>That was the first time Prof …

LGBTQI

In Interview, Top Indonesian Muslim Scholar Says Stop Pretending That Orthodox Islam and Violence Aren't Linked

Indonesia, the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country, has a constitution that recognizes other major religions, and practices a syncretic form of …

My Big Gay Jewish Conversion was a hipster's guide to theology – review

Behind its playful title <b>My Big Gay Jewish Conversion</b> (BBC One) posed the serious question of whether there is a place in modern mainstream religion for gay people. The conundrum was explored with breezy chutzpah by Simon Atkins, a Roman Catholic considering converting to his boyfriend’s Jewish …

The 20 questions that will save your relationship

Everyone in a long-term relationship knows there’s a price to be paid for security. All-night sex sessions are traded for a good night’s sleep, and “lovey-dovey” chats cede to logistical briefings. (When did you last have a conversation that didn’t end with: “You forgot to buy BIN BAGS?!”) As the …

Schadenfreude

One in six young people are Christian as visits to church buildings inspire them to convert

One in six young people are practising Christians, new figures show, as research suggests thousands convert after visiting church buildings.<p>The figures, show that more than one in five (21 per cent) people between the ages of 11 and 18 describe themselves as active followers of Jesus, and 13 per …

Church of England

Terrorists' moral judgment probed in psychology test

<b>A project aiming to "scientifically understand the mindset of terrorists" has published insights that the scientists say could have implications for terror prevention.</b><p>Researchers worked with a group of 66 incarcerated ex-combatants from a paramilitary terrorist group in Colombia, a country with one …

Psychology

Journalists have a lot to answer for

The profession is morally bankrupt and driven by blind hatred and envy<p>At a chic dinner party last week, a Trump insider gossiped about an American president having had an affair with a former French president’s wife. Actually, Carla Bruni has denied the rumours concerning her and the Donald, …

7 Worthwhile Uses For Your Old Phone or Tablet

No need for it to be sitting useless in a drawer.<p>When it's time to upgrade to a new phone or tablet, the question comes up: What do you do with the old one?<p>You've got a few options to pick from. You could pass it on to a friend or family member, if you're feeling generous, or you could take …

Life looks good on the surface - so why are we all so lonely?

‘But you can’t be lonely,’ a friend tells me crossly. ‘You’re out every night.’ The backhanded compliment makes me laugh. But it also makes me sad.<p>On paper my life sounds glamorous. My Facebook and Twitter updates show evenings spent at film premieres and West End first nights. Last weekend I was …

Mental Health

William Lane Craig lectures on naturalistic alternatives to the Big Bang

William Lane Craig lecturing to university studentsHere’s the lecture, which was given in 2004 at the University of Colorado, Boulder.This lecture …

Physics

The meals your parents made for you are now too calorific for modern lifestyles

Globalisation has been a health disaster, creating a generation of people who expend so little energy each day that they no longer need to eat the same amount of calories as their parents, a new study by the London School of Economics suggests.<p>An analysis of 30 years of data by the LSE has proven …

Andrew Sachs was more than Manuel - he was a comic genius

There are clearly-defined roles when a journalist goes along to interview a well-known name. A transaction is taking place, where the star exchanges a peep into his or her life for column inches. The deal is rarely so crudely spelt out, but once the tape recorder has been switched off, the shutters …

3tags.org

Why some people are wired to be lightweight drinkers

The mystery of how some friends end up tipsy after a single glass of wine, while others can drink pint after pint without seeming any worse for wear has finally been solved by scientists.<p>Scientists at Washington State University have found that, for some people, a receptor in the brain overreacts …

Alcohol

3tags.org

Give Old iPhones and iPads a New Lease on Life

Save money and spare landfills by putting old smartphones and tablets to work as home security systems, picture frames, alarm clocks and more<p>I’ve got a museum of old gadgets once destined to change the world that now just look quaint. The original Apple iPhone sits snuggled next to Teddy Ruxpin, …

Mobile