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Have you ever wished that someone would explain theology in a way that doesn’t require a degree or a dictionary? Maybe you’ve listened to a sermon and it seemed like the pastor was speaking another language. Or perhaps you’ve thought that the notes in your study Bible could use a commentary of their own. From imputation to justification, theophany to theodicy, keeping all these concepts straight can be a challenge for any believer. This is a short podcast about long words. Every week, Barry Cooper sheds light on a different biblical or theological term, using helpful illustrations to apply it to your life. Listen to this week’s episode to expand your understanding and deepen your faith, one word at a time.

Have you ever wished that someone would explain theology in a way that doesn’t require a degree or a dictionary? Maybe you’ve listened to a sermon and it seemed like the pastor was speaking another language. Or perhaps you’ve thought that the notes in your study Bible could use a commentary of their own. From imputation to justification, theophany to theodicy, keeping all these concepts straight can be a challenge for any believer. This is a short podcast about long words. Every week, Barry Cooper sheds light on a different biblical or theological term, using helpful illustrations to apply it to your life. Listen to this week’s episode to expand your understanding and deepen your faith, one word at a time.

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Have you ever wished that someone would explain theology in a way that doesn’t require a degree or a dictionary? Maybe you’ve listened to a sermon and it seemed like the pastor was speaking another language. Or perhaps you’ve thought that the notes in your study Bible could use a commentary of their own. From imputation to justification, theophany to theodicy, keeping all these concepts straight can be a challenge for any believer. This is a short podcast about long words. Every week, Barry Cooper sheds light on a different biblical or theological term, using helpful illustrations to apply it to your life. Listen to this week’s episode to expand your understanding and deepen your faith, one word at a time.

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English


Episodes

Deism

9/15/2020
Do you believe in a God who respects your personal space, one you can keep at arm's length? Today, Barry Cooper explores the origins and impact of a philosophy that tries to place God at a safe distance. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/deism/

Duration:00:05:17

Miracles

9/8/2020
Throughout redemptive history, the Lord has worked wonders that are impossible to explain apart from His divine power. Today, Barry Cooper describes what miracles are and what they are for. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/miracles/

Duration:00:05:08

The Millennium

9/1/2020
Christians have spent a lot of time mulling over the precise meaning of the thousand-year period spoken of in Revelation 20. Today, Barry Cooper explains the significance of the Millennium and the different views surrounding it. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/the-millennium/

Duration:00:04:50

The Final Judgment

8/25/2020
What could be more appalling than living in a world where nothing really matters, where even the most extreme cruelty is met with vacuous silence? Today, Barry Cooper explains why God's judgment is actually something for which we should be thankful. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/the-final-judgment/

Duration:00:05:33

The Necessity of Scripture

8/18/2020
If someone comes to us claiming to speak for God, how could we ever know whether they're telling the truth? Today, Barry Cooper shows why God's written Word is absolutely necessary if we are to know the life-giving truth of His Son. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/the-necessity-of-scripture/

Duration:00:06:45

The Fruit of the Spirit

8/11/2020
What should the Christian life look like? Today, Barry Cooper identifies nine qualities that the Spirit of God grows and cultivates in every true believer. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/the-fruit-of-the-spirit/

Duration:00:04:53

The Resurrection

8/4/2020
If you are a Christian, you don't have to feverishly tick off items on your bucket list as if "you only live once." You can give your life away for the sake of others, knowing you have a thousand lifetimes to enjoy in the life to come. Today, Barry Cooper revels in the glory of Christ's resurrection and ours. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/the-resurrection/

Duration:00:06:49

Theodicy

7/28/2020
Whatever questions we may have about the reason behind our pain, Christians can't possibly conclude that God is aloof from suffering, that He doesn't care about evil, or that He hasn't done anything about it. Today, Barry Cooper presents three truths that help us trust in the goodness of God when facing the darkness of this world. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/theodicy/

Duration:00:07:32

The Day of Atonement

7/21/2020
Only once in the whole year could the high priest of Israel enter the Holy of Holies to approach the fearsome presence of a holy God: the Day of Atonement. Today, Barry Cooper explains what this day revealed about the depth of our guilt and how it pointed forward to a greater day when the sin of God's people would be dealt with forever. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/the-day-of-atonement/

Duration:00:06:57

Temple

7/14/2020
The temple was an enduring representation of the fact that the Lord, as the God of His people, will never leave them. Today, Barry Cooper points us to a greater temple that is more enduring still. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/temple/

Duration:00:06:54

Tabernacle

7/7/2020
Why does the Old Testament contain exacting instructions for building a meeting place with God? Should we follow these assembly instructions today so that God may dwell with us? Today, Barry Cooper explains the role of the tabernacle and the One who has fulfilled it. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/tabernacle/

Duration:00:05:26

Contradiction and Paradox

6/30/2020
God does not ask His people to abandon logic and simply accept the teachings of His Word on faith. Today, Barry Cooper helps us distinguish between a paradox and a contradiction. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/contradiction-and-paradox/

Duration:00:04:43

The Babylonian Captivity

6/23/2020
The Lord is slow to anger, but His patience with religious hypocrites does not last forever. Today, Barry Cooper considers what Israel's exile into Babylon teaches us about the danger of becoming complacent with our sin. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/the-babylonian-captivity/

Duration:00:06:59

Propitiation

6/16/2020
Anger is the response of a perfectly loving God when sin is committed against Him and others. Today, Barry Cooper explains the merciful way that God has appeased His wrath against His people in order to spare them from His righteous judgment. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/propitiation/

Duration:00:05:24

Gospel

6/9/2020
Because of what Jesus Christ has done, death and darkness are on borrowed time. Today, Barry Cooper delivers the best news that we can ever hear. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/gospel/

Duration:00:06:00

The Kingdom of God

6/2/2020
The Lord reigns as King over all things. Yet, there is another sense in which the kingdom of God has not yet fully come. Today, Barry Cooper considers the meaning behind the metaphors pertaining to God's kingdom. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/the-kingdom-of-god/

Duration:00:06:25

Messiah / Christ

5/26/2020
Far from being Jesus' last name, "Christ" is a title that carries immense meaning. Today, Barry Cooper tells of the glory that Jesus bears as the ultimate Prophet, Priest, and King. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/messiah-christ/

Duration:00:04:22

The Abrahamic Covenant

5/19/2020
What does a Mesopotamian sheep herder from 4,000 years ago have to do with us? Today, Barry Cooper explains how God's promise to Abraham reveals the good news of Jesus Christ. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/the-abrahamic-covenant/

Duration:00:06:02

Adoption

5/12/2020
It has become a cliche' to say, "We're all God's children." But actually, that isn't true. Today, Barry Cooper articulates the extraordinary privilege Christians have in being adopted into the family of God. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/adoption/

Duration:00:06:16

The Apostles' Creed

5/5/2020
The Apostles' Creed isn't just a statement of Christ's past, present, and future life--it's a reminder of our present and future lives too. Today, Barry Cooper walks us through this document that has been confessed by Christians for centuries. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/the-apostles-creed/

Duration:00:05:28