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Cooper & Cary Have Words

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James Cary and Barry Cooper are two English friends who live 4000 miles apart and enjoy theology, culture and the arts. Now they record themselves and call it a podcast. Thanks, internet. To get access to more than a hundred Cooper & Cary episodes, become a Patron. Google "Cooper and Cary Patreon" or visit www.patreon.com/cooperandcary.

James Cary and Barry Cooper are two English friends who live 4000 miles apart and enjoy theology, culture and the arts. Now they record themselves and call it a podcast. Thanks, internet. To get access to more than a hundred Cooper & Cary episodes, become a Patron. Google "Cooper and Cary Patreon" or visit www.patreon.com/cooperandcary.

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United Kingdom

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James Cary and Barry Cooper are two English friends who live 4000 miles apart and enjoy theology, culture and the arts. Now they record themselves and call it a podcast. Thanks, internet. To get access to more than a hundred Cooper & Cary episodes, become a Patron. Google "Cooper and Cary Patreon" or visit www.patreon.com/cooperandcary.

Language:

English

Contact:

+447801865661


Episodes

#102 This Is How It Starts

2/25/2021
James and Barry have words about Ravi Zacharias and another devastating sexual scandal. Warning: includes adult themes. Report of Independent Investigation into the Sexual Misconduct of Ravi ZachariasVideo: Glen Scrivener (Speak Life) - Ravi Zacharias is AmnonTanya Marlow, 5 Things Christians Must Stop Saying About Sexual Abusers Production and incidental music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Roger Taylor, AKA Beyond Our Galaxy. Would you like: If so, become a C&C Patron!

Duration:00:55:37

#101 The Parable Of The Lost Bitcoin

2/11/2021
James and Barry have words about Bitcoin. What is it, why is it, and - most importantly - should you? They also discuss Ponzi schemes, the most expensive pizza ever, and the colour of bdellium. Note: neither of the hosts are financial experts. As will become obvious. But you should probably pick up some bdellium. The Missing CryptoqueenWhat You Should Know About BitcoinProduction and incidental music by Cooper & Cary. Theme music by Beyond Our Galaxy. Hey you! Yes you, the disarmingly...

Duration:00:52:02

#100 Cooper & Cary Have A Centennial

1/29/2021
Cooper and Cary raise a glass and have more words about making it to one hundred episodes. What lessons, if any, have they learned? There must be something, surely? Surely. They also delve into the mailbag and end up talking about parenting, boredom, astrology, the NHS (again) and all kinds of things. This episode was recorded live on YouTube and you can watch the whole debacle unfolding here. (Skip the first ten minutes. Seriously) And watch the bit about Bible translations over...

Duration:00:51:20

#99 Cooper's Mix Tape

1/14/2021
In the second of two episodes, Cooper is in the hotseat as Cary plays Desert Island Discs. Cooper choses one song that explained his life at the time but didn't know it. And he has a surprisingly timed rant about electronic music. Here's Barry's list on Spotify and Apple Music. Next time, Episode 100 will be streaming live on the Cooper and Cary YouTube channel here. Hey you! Yes you, the disarmingly intelligent and discerning one. Would you like longer, uncut versions of each new episode,...

Duration:00:51:08

#98 Cary's Mix Tape

12/31/2020
Finally we get to talk about music, that Cooper has always wanted to Have Words about. And Cary has resisted. Until now. In the first of two episodes, Cooper and Cary play Desert Island Discs. This time, Cary picks out ten tracks that are significant in his life which may explain why he is such a contrarian. Here is James's list on Spotify and Apple Music. Hey you! Yes you, the disarmingly intelligent and discerning one. Would you like longer, uncut versions of each new episode, in video...

Duration:00:46:27

#97 Any Given Sunday

12/17/2020
What do you do of a Sunday? Or is the Lord's Day? Or Resurrection Day? How do you feel about emptying the dishwasher or ironing? Do we need rest? Why don't we want to? And why do we have seven day weeks? Cooper and Cary Have all kinds of Words about the Sabbath. The 7-Day Work Week Experiment – And the Wisdom of The Day of Rest by Joel Gascoigne 3 articles from Gospel Coalition Why Christians should be sabbatarians 3 Reasons why Sunday is not the Sabbath Sabbath: An Enduring Principle...

Duration:00:41:44

BONUS PODCAST: What Makes A Christmas Movie / Popcorn Parenting

12/12/2020
Since Cooper and Cary aren't talking about Christmas much this year, Cary and Reformed Mythologist and friend of the show Nate Morgan Locke have been talking turkey about Christmas movies, and what makes a movie Christmassy, and seeing how it all comes together in A Muppet Christmas Carol (along with a short rant about Trolls Holiday Special.) Subscribe to further Popcorn Parenting podcasts about Toy Story, Tangled, Moana, Hercules, Wall-E and the Iron Giant here. Kevin Meets God and Get's...

Duration:00:36:21

#96 Notes From The New Rectory

12/3/2020
What's it like being a pastor's wife? Cooper and Cary Have Words with rector's wife, mother and podcaster, Anna Putt. Is her life what she signed up for? NB: Sorry about the sound. Anna's microphone dramatically improves 9 minutes in. Listen to Anna and Charley on the Shielded by Grace podcast. Hey you! Yes you, the disarmingly intelligent and discerning one. Would you like longer, uncut versions of each new episode, in video format, several days in advance? All this and more will be...

Duration:00:46:35

#95 Prayerway To Heaven

11/19/2020
James and Barry discuss the "Sinner's Prayer", that staple of evangelistic sermons, books and courses. Helping our lovable chimps is the evangelist and author Glen Scrivener. At the end, James and Barry also have a quick chat about the Alpha Course. It's all related. Honestly. [Note: Glen's audio is affected by a small issue about halfway through, but fear not - it's still very listenable.] I Gave My Life To JesusPart OnePart TwoPart ThreeA History of the Sinner's PrayerHey you! Yes you,...

Duration:00:51:39

#94 I'm Not Your Buddy, Guy

11/5/2020
You know how you get your kids to make an effigy of a religious dissenter and set fire to it? Welcome to Guy Fawkes night, one of those odd dates in the English character that dates back to 1605 and the Gunpowder Plot. Some words too on how you can mess with your Christian friends over Halloween. If you're wondering about the title of the episode... And don't forget: Forefront Arts Festival hereA Monk's Tale hereCooper & Cary PatronLuther: In Real TimeHey you! Yes you, the disarmingly...

Duration:00:44:34

ELECTION NIGHT Patreon Special Announcement

10/30/2020
At 8pm EST and 1AM UK Time, Cooper and Cary will be joined by Nate Morgan Locke and Brant Hansen on Election Night - 3rd November (v early 4th Nov UK time!). Patreon only. Join us! Plus loads of benefits, including A Monk's Tale Audio, Uncut episodes, bonuses and Patreon chat. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/cooperandcary)

Duration:00:02:23

#93 Ballot Dancing

10/22/2020
James and Barry have words about voting: what it is, and what it isn't. Forefront Arts Festival hereA Monk's Tale hereCooper & Cary PatronLuther: In Real TimeHey you! Yes you, the disarmingly intelligent and discerning one. Would you like longer, uncut versions of each new episode, in video format, several days in advance? All this and more will be yours, when you become a Cooper & Cary Patron. You also get lots of other exciting goodies, the chance to talk more about issues raised by the...

Duration:00:46:55

#92 Get Me To The Greek

10/8/2020
How do you like your Bible translations? Dynamic, literal or paraphrased? Does it matter? Answer: Yes. Cooper and Cary Have Words about the Words in the Bible - and the words invented by William Tyndale as he literally made the English Language more Biblical. There was a guy who was good with words. Plus why not teach your kids New Testament Greek? Not even joking. Cooper and Cary refer to this document in the...

Duration:00:48:11

#91 Stop Taking Sides

9/23/2020
Cooper and Cary Have Words with Adam Mabry, Lead Pastor of Aletheia Church Boston, MA. Adam's written words about hot topics within the church and how not taking sides doesn't just mean watering down your own convictions. He's previously written about the Art of Rest, so obviously Cary wants to have words about that. Stop Taking Sides: How Holding Truths in Tension Saves Us from Anxiety and Outrage by Adam Mabry The Art of Rest: Faith to Hit Pause in a World That Never Stops by Adam...

Duration:00:53:50

#90 Living in Babylon

9/10/2020
An email from a listener sparks a debate about how James, given his (he would argue biblical) views on the state line up with getting paid by The BBC. James deflects and throws it open. But it's a good question: How do we live in a compromised, fallen world. At what point does a godly desire for purity become selfish? (A Meatloaf based subtitle for this episode is also available.) James has been banging on about this book for a while: Journey to the Mayflower. Hey you! Yes you, the...

Duration:00:53:12

#89 Cooper & Cary Have Mail

8/27/2020
James and Barry have words with *you*, the discerning and long-suffering Cooper & Cary listener. Among other things, they discuss guns, the downside of mask-wearing, and young earth creationism. It's like listening to two chimps puzzling over an abandoned fidget spinner. - Barry's Simply Put episode about "The Millennium" and the difference between a-mills, pre-mills and post-mills. - Is Genesis History? (YouTube). - The Stephen Tomkins episode of James' The Inquisition. Hey you! Yes...

Duration:00:49:13

#88 Flirt or Flee

8/13/2020
James and Barry have words about lust. Is lust ok if it's directed at a spouse? Why was Hugh Hefner considered such a hero in supposedly enlightened quarters? And what weapons work best in the fight against lust? Wired For Intimacy by William Struthers The Expulsive Power Of A New Affection (free sermon transcript) by Thomas Chalmers Hey you! Yes you, the attractive and intelligent one. Would you like longer, uncut versions of each new episode, in video format, several days in advance?...

Duration:00:48:55

BONUS EPISODE: Simply Put - Resurrection

8/6/2020
Cooper's elevator pitch for Simply Put: "It's a short podcast about long words." Barry's been writing and presenting Simply Put since April 2019, so there are dozens of episodes to discover. They usually have funny bits, though this one has a more serious tone for reasons that will become clear. Hope it'll be an encouragement to you. Simply Put Website Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/cooperandcary)

Duration:00:06:49

#87 Can I Get A Whiteness?

7/29/2020
James and Barry have words about a controversial infographic on "whiteness". They also talk about the sin of self-reliance, the danger of confusing one's culture with the gospel, and Vanilla Ice. This episode is sponsored by our friends at the Forefront Festival. If you're a Christian who's serious about producing excellent art, visit www.ForefrontFestival.com to register for Forefront 2020, an online arts festival featuring TONS of great artists. It's happening on Friday 7th August at 7pm...

Duration:00:43:55

#86 Buried Above Ground

7/16/2020
Why are high profile pastors taking their own lives? What's gone wrong? How can we make sense of it? James and Barry have words. If you're struggling with suicidal thoughts, don't struggle alone. There are hotlines you can call, 24 hours a day: 08457 90 90 90 (UK) or 1-800-273-8255 (US) Four Truths For Christians Who May Be Struggling With Suicide Christopher Ash, Zeal Without Burnout Adam Mabry, The Art of Rest Christopher Ash, The Book Your Pastor Wishes You Would Read Freakonomics...

Duration:00:53:06