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The Becket Cook Show was created by Becket Cook to discuss relevant topics and to crush the lies of culture with truth. Becket Cook was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. After graduating from college, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of writing and acting, finding success in both. He eventually became a production designer working on fashion shoots for brands such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Gap, L'Oréal Paris, and Nike. Becket lived as a gay man until 2009, when he reluctantly agreed to attend a church service at which he was transformed by the gospel and gave his life to Christ. He also knew that homosexuality was a sin and that he could no longer live that life. Becket spends much of his time in ministry speaking at churches, universities, and conferences helping people understand this issue biblically, theologically, culturally, and personally. Becket graduated from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University in 2017 with a Master of Arts in Theology.

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The Becket Cook Show was created by Becket Cook to discuss relevant topics and to crush the lies of culture with truth. Becket Cook was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. After graduating from college, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of writing and acting, finding success in both. He eventually became a production designer working on fashion shoots for brands such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Gap, L'Oréal Paris, and Nike. Becket lived as a gay man until 2009, when he reluctantly agreed to attend a church service at which he was transformed by the gospel and gave his life to Christ. He also knew that homosexuality was a sin and that he could no longer live that life. Becket spends much of his time in ministry speaking at churches, universities, and conferences helping people understand this issue biblically, theologically, culturally, and personally. Becket graduated from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University in 2017 with a Master of Arts in Theology.

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English


Episodes

The New York Times Finally Admits This...

2/29/2024
Support The Becket Cook Show on Patreon! In today’s episode, Becket is shocked to find that the NY Times published an article discouraging young people from transitioning to the opposite sex. They’re finally getting it. The Becket Cook Show Ep. 154 This Episode of The Becket Cook Show is available on YouTube Join the Patreon! Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.

Duration:00:30:52

Why Do You Feel Spiritually Dry?

2/22/2024
Support The Becket Cook Show on Patreon! In today’s episode, Becket explains why Christians feel spiritually dry at times and what the solution is. The Becket Cook Show Ep. 153 This Episode of The Becket Cook Show is available on YouTube Join the Patreon! Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.

Duration:00:22:29

A World Without Men

2/8/2024
Support The Becket Cook Show on Patreon! In today’s episode, Becket looks at a NY Times article about making the case for art without men. The Becket Cook Show Ep. 152 This Episode of The Becket Cook Show is available on YouTube Join the Patreon! Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.

Duration:00:14:44

For Parents with LGBTQ+ Children

2/1/2024
Support The Becket Cook Show on Patreon! In today’s episode, Becket helps parents navigate how to respond to their child when the come out as LGBTQ. The Becket Cook Show Ep. 151 This Episode of The Becket Cook Show is available on YouTube Join the Patreon! Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.

Duration:00:16:36

Revival in California: Ross Johnston Interview

1/25/2024
Support The Becket Cook Show on Patreon! In today’s episode, I chat with Ross Johnston. Ross Johnston is a revivalist who is a leader and co-founder of California Will Be Saved. He is also one who is on the frontlines in leading revival in California as well as on a mission to unite the body of Christ. California Will Be Saved is a movement that hosts mass corporate gathering outdoors in major cities of influence across California with live worship, the proclamation of the gospel and baptisms. Ross was born by artificial insemination and grew up in a lesbian household with two moms. At 15 years old he was invited to church where he encountered the Holy Spirit and presence of God for the first time in his life. He then surrendered his life to Jesus and became born again during that time. https://cawillbesaved.com/ https://www.instagram.com/rossjohnstonn/ The Becket Cook Show Ep. 150 This Episode of The Becket Cook Show is available on YouTube Join the Patreon! Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.

Duration:00:34:58

The Pope Blesses Same-Sex Couples

1/4/2024
Support The Becket Cook Show on Patreon! In today’s episode, Becket examines the new development of the Pope allowing priests to bless same-sex couples in the Catholic Church. The Catholic Declaration: http://tinyurl.com/34p52b6j Dr. Robert Gagnon's Article: http://tinyurl.com/58usp84j The Becket Cook Show Ep. 148 This Episode of The Becket Cook Show is available on YouTube Join the Patreon! Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.

Duration:00:28:09

The Deconstruction of Christianity: Alisa Childers & Tim Barnett Interview

12/28/2023
Support The Becket Cook Show on Patreon! In today’s episode, I chat with Alisa Childers and Tim Barnett about their new book, “The Deconstruction of Christianity: What It Is, Why It’s Destructive, and How to Respond.” A movement called ‘deconstruction’ is sweeping through our churches and it is affecting our loved ones. It has disrupted, dismantled, and destroyed the faith of so many, and this book can help you not only understand what’s happening but also stand your ground and respond with clarity and confidence. Maybe you have a loved one who is deconstructing their faith, and you are struggling to know how to respond; Maybe you are trying to understand the radical spiritual makeover your friend or family member is going through; Maybe your relationship with a loved one has been strained or even cut off because of your “toxic” Christian beliefs and you don’t know what to do; Maybe you’re experiencing doubt yourself and facing hard questions about truth, God, the Bible, theology and the gospel. Some who leave the faith feel wounded by the church. Others feel repressed by some of the moral imperatives found in Scripture. For some, it leads to a custom-made spirituality. For others, deconstructing their faith leads them away from the truth into agnosticism, atheism, the occult, or humanism. In this seminal book, Alisa Childers, author of Another Gospel?, and Tim Barnett, creator of Red Pen Logic, will help you understand what deconstruction is, where it comes from, why it is compelling to some, and how it disorients the lives of so many. You will be able to think through the main issues around faith deconstruction and explore wise and loving ways to respond from a biblical worldview. Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/47T68kh The Becket Cook Show Ep. 147 This Episode of The Becket Cook Show is available on YouTube Join the Patreon! Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.

Duration:00:36:10

Christians Take Back Universities: Corey Miller Interview

12/14/2023
Support The Becket Cook Show on Patreon! In today’s episode, Becket chats with Dr. Corey Miller, the president and CEO of Ratio Christi. Ratio Christi wants to keep students strong in their faith so they can withstand the challenges they face as they go out into the world. We do this in three ways. Arm Students With Reasons to Follow Christ: We bring faith and logic together to give students thought-out reasons for following Jesus Christ. Our goal is to help Christians work through their doubts, and ultimately share Christ with their peers. Equip Professors with Tools to Share Their Faith: With the right encouragement, resources, and platform, professors can share their own faith with the students around them and be a light within their spheres of influence. We help provide these tools. Plant University Clubs Nationwide and Around the World: University students are questioning purpose, faith, and identity. Our nationwide clubs provide a safe place to ask apologetics questions (and give leaders resources to tackle them with confidence). https://ratiochristi.org/ The Becket Cook Show Ep. 146 This Episode of The Becket Cook Show is available on YouTube Join the Patreon! Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.

Duration:00:42:30

What is The Dream Center? Matthew Barnett Interview

12/7/2023
Support The Becket Cook Show on Patreon! In today’s episode, Becket talks with, Matthew Barnett, the co-founder of the Dream Center in Los Angeles and senior pastor of the famed Angelus Temple in L.A. The Dream Center serves as a resource center focused on providing support to those affected by homelessness, hunger, and the lack of education through residential and community outreach programs. https://www.dreamcenter.org/ The Becket Cook Show Ep. 145 This Episode of The Becket Cook Show is available on YouTube Join the Patreon! Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.

Duration:00:38:11

DOUBT: Travis Dickinson Interview

11/30/2023
Support The Becket Cook Show on Patreon! In today’s episode, Becket chats with Dr. Travis Dickinson about his latest book, “Wandering Toward God: Finding Faith amid Doubts and Big Questions.” We look at doubt in the life of a Christian. Is it wrong to doubt? Many Christians assume that doubt is faith's opposite and that wandering among the hard questions of faith will lead us further and further away from God. True believers, the assumption goes, never waver in their confidence in the fundamental truths of the Christian faith. Professor and philosopher Travis Dickinson disagrees. Instead, he says, our doubts and hard questions about the faith are actually an important way we can express our commitment and love to God. Doubt isn't our destination but it's an important step on the way. It's possible to wander toward God as we ask our questions honestly, in faith and trust. As we do, we'll discover the truth, goodness, and beauty of God waiting for us. https://www.travisdickinson.com/ The Becket Cook Show Ep. 144 This Episode of The Becket Cook Show is available on YouTube Join the Patreon! Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.

Duration:00:45:38

Radical Encounter with God at Yale: James Kearny Interview

11/16/2023
Support The Becket Cook Show on Patreon! In today’s episode, I chat with Pastor James Kearny about his radical encounter with God when he was a student at Yale. We also discuss his fascinating story and his ministry in Seattle over the years. James Kearny's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@jameskearny4319 https://dunamisbasics.org/ The Becket Cook Show Ep. 143 This Episode of The Becket Cook Show is available on YouTube Join the Patreon! Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.

Duration:00:48:18

Men Erased: Owen Strachan Interview

11/9/2023
Support The Becket Cook Show on Patreon! In today’s episode, Becket chats with Owen Strachan about his new book, “The War on Men: Why Society Hates Them and Why We Need Them.” Strong men are not “toxic.” If they go away, evil men take their place, and weak men offer no resistance. The idea that masculine men—assertive, risk-taking, single-minded—are a problem to be solved threatens our whole society. The cultural elites cheering the decline of men are trying to erase God’s design for half of the human race—the half that historically provides, protects, and leads for the good of others. The disappearance of the masculine ideal is bad news for men, and it’s terrible news for women. What will happen without men of courage and conviction? Who will do the hard jobs that no one else can do? Who will be left to face down evil, strengthen families, build churches, and bolster communities? Owen Strachan addresses those questions in this compelling new book, an inspiring blend of cultural analysis, biblical teaching, and passionate exhortation. Cutting through the ideological fog, he explains what’s at stake. If men are told they’re not needed, they disappear, becoming lost men. They get frustrated and lash out, becoming angry men. They go alpha and chase their lusts, becoming exaggerated men. Or they lose their masculinity and embrace effeminacy, becoming soft men. And yet there is hope, rooted in the wisdom and grace of God. In His kindness, He transforms lost, angry, exaggerated, and soft men into a force for good in this world. Male or female, if you want to understand manhood better, if you are tired of feminized men, this book is for you. It’s for struggling sons, disillusioned friends, discouraged coworkers, confused college students, disheartened grandfathers, concerned mothers, and everyone in between. The Becket Cook Show Ep. 142 This Episode of The Becket Cook Show is available on YouTube Join the Patreon! Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.

Duration:00:30:34

Surprising Aspects of The Atonement: Dr. Jeremy Treat Interview

11/2/2023
Support The Becket Cook Show on Patreon! In today’s episode, Becket chats with his pastor, Dr. Jeremy Treat, about his new book on the atonement. You’ll be surprised and edified by this one. The atonement is central to Christian theology and essential for following Jesus. In this addition to the Short Studies in Systematic Theology series, pastor Jeremy Treat explains what Scripture teaches about the atonement and how it impacts one’s daily life. Treat demonstrates that the death of Christ is a multi-dimensional work within the story of the kingdom of God. While the accomplishments of the cross are unending (including forgiveness, victory, and renewal), the heart of the cross is substitution―Jesus dying on behalf of sinners. Christ’s atoning work reconciles believers to God and to one another, calling them to a life of obedience. This book presents a kingdom-framed, substitution-centered, Trinitarian, integrated, communal, and life-changing approach to the doctrine of atonement. The Becket Cook Show Ep. 141 This Episode of The Becket Cook Show is available on YouTube Join the Patreon! Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.

Duration:00:49:27

3 Scientific Discoveries Reveal God: Dr. Stephen Meyer Interview

10/19/2023
Support The Becket Cook Show on Patreon! In today’s episode, Becket chats with Dr. Stephen Meyer about his book, “Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries That Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe.” The New York Times bestselling author of “Darwin’s Doubt,” Stephen Meyer, presents groundbreaking scientific evidence of the existence of God, based on breakthroughs in physics, cosmology, and biology. Beginning in the late 19th century, many intellectuals began to insist that scientific knowledge conflicts with traditional theistic belief—that science and belief in God are “at war.” Philosopher of science Stephen Meyer challenges this view by examining three scientific discoveries with decidedly theistic implications. Building on the case for the intelligent design of life that he developed in Signature in the Cell and Darwin’s Doubt, Meyer demonstrates how discoveries in cosmology and physics coupled with those in biology help to establish the identity of the designing intelligence behind life and the universe. Meyer argues that theism—with its affirmation of a transcendent, intelligent and active creator—best explains the evidence we have concerning biological and cosmological origins. Previously Meyer refrained from attempting to answer questions about “who” might have designed life. Now he provides an evidence-based answer to perhaps the ultimate mystery of the universe. In so doing, he reveals a stunning conclusion: the data support not just the existence of an intelligent designer of some kind—but the existence of a personal God. The Becket Cook Show Ep. 140 This Episode of The Becket Cook Show is available on YouTube Join the Patreon! Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.

Duration:01:03:57

The Scandalous Seven: Thaddeus Williams Interview

10/12/2023
Support The Becket Cook Show on Patreon! In today’s episode, Becket chats with Thaddeus Williams about the seven men who inspired the gender ideology being taught to today’s children. It’s stunning to learn of each of these men’s philosophies and personal lives. Thaddeus William's Website: https://jointheheretics.com/ The Becket Cook Show Ep. 139 This Episode of The Becket Cook Show is available on YouTube Join the Patreon! Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.

Duration:00:28:08

Plato's Cave & Evangelism

10/12/2023
Support The Becket Cook Show on Patreon! In today’s episode, Becket looks at the Allegory of Plato’s Cave and how it resembles in some ways the work of evangelism. The Becket Cook Show Ep. 149 This Episode of The Becket Cook Show is available on YouTube Join the Patreon! Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.

Duration:00:11:11

5 Lies of Our Time: Rosaria Butterfield Interview

10/5/2023
Support The Becket Cook Show on Patreon! In today’s episode, Becket chats with Rosaria Butterfield about her new book, “Five Lies of Our Anti-Christian Age.” Modern culture is increasingly outspoken against a biblical understanding of what it means to be a woman. Even some Christians, swayed by the LGBTQ+ movement, have rejected God’s word on issues of sexuality and gender in favor of popular opinion. In light of these pressures, it’s more important than ever to help women see the truth about who God created them to be. In this powerful book, Rosaria Butterfield uses Scripture to confront 5 common lies about sexuality, faith, feminism, gender roles, and modesty often promoted in our secular culture today. Written in the style of a memoir, this book explores Butterfield’s personal battle with these lies―interwoven with cultural studies, literary criticism, and theology―to help readers see the beauty in biblical womanhood, marriage, and motherhood. The Becket Cook Show Ep. 138 This Episode of The Becket Cook Show is available on YouTube Join the Patreon! Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.

Duration:01:06:36

Don't Follow Your Heart: Thaddeus Williams Interview

9/21/2023
Support The Becket Cook Show on Patreon! In today’s episode, Becket chats with Dr. Thaddeus Williams about his new book, “Don’t Follow Your Heart: Boldly Breaking the Ten Commandments of Self-Worship.” We were never meant to bear the impossible weight of creating and sustaining our identities, but with the steady stream of propaganda telling us to be true to ourselves and live our best lives, it's no wonder many of us are. In Don't Follow Your Heart, Thaddeus Williams builds a case that self-worship is not authentic, it's arrogant. It is not satisfying, it robs us of awe. It is hardly new and edgy, but is hopelessly traditionalist, rehashing what is literally humanity's oldest lie. As he explores the Ten Commandments of Self-Worship, Williams calls for a new generation of heretics, iconoclasts, renegades, mavericks, and rebels who refuse to march like good little cows, mooing in unison with the herd. He points us to a life beyond the boring, conventional, and self-defeating dogmas of self-worship and shows us how much more meaningful a life centered on God can truly be. Thaddeus William's Website: https://jointheheretics.com/ The Becket Cook Show Ep. 137 This Episode of The Becket Cook Show is available on YouTube Join the Patreon! Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.

Duration:00:40:28

AMAZING Sermon Illustration by Mark Driscoll

9/14/2023
Support The Becket Cook Show on Patreon! In today’s episode, Becket reacts to an amazing sermon illustration on LGBTQ ideology by Pastor Mark Driscoll. The illustration is surprising and very effective. The full sermon here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGKavglRafk The Becket Cook Show Ep. 136 This Episode of The Becket Cook Show is available on YouTube Join the Patreon! Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.

Duration:00:18:17

Street Smarts: How to Engage Non-Believers: Greg Koukl Interview

9/7/2023
Support The Becket Cook Show on Patreon! In today’s episode, Becket chats with Greg Koukl about his new book, “Street Smarts: Using Questions to Answer Christianity’s Toughest Challenges.” Street Smarts helps Christians better engage in productive conversations with those who challenge their convictions on a variety of issues. A follow-up to Koukl's best-selling Tactics, this book focuses on revealing the fundamental flaws in common, current challenges to Christian beliefs and values. It then provides individual strategies to exploit those shortcomings by offering model questions and sample dialogues to help guide believers in genial, yet persuasive, conversations. Koukl begins by explaining the important difference in evangelism between a harvest approach (reaping) and a gardening approach (sowing). He then provides an overview of the tactical game plan he uses to have fruitful "gardening" conversations with those who are not yet Christians. Subsequent chapters tackle specific areas of challenge that Christians frequently face in discussions "on the street," as it were--in those conversations with friends, family, or critics that believers often avoid because they feel out of their element, vulnerable, or exposed. Street Smarts equips Christians to handle tough challenges in a straightforward and user-friendly way. It provides the practical tools they need to keep them in the driver's seat of otherwise difficult and discomfiting conversations. It enables them to stand up for Christ in a safe, genial, yet effective way. Pre-Order Greg Koukl's Book: https://www.zondervan.com/p/street-smarts/ The Becket Cook Show Ep. 135 This Episode of The Becket Cook Show is available on YouTube Join the Patreon! Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.

Duration:00:49:01