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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

Federalism

10/19/2021
How did Adam's disobedience bring sin and death to all mankind? In this episode, Barry Cooper explains how God relates to all people through chosen representatives. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/federalism/

Duration:00:07:00

Eschatology

10/12/2021
What makes people so obsessed about the end of the world? Today, Barry Cooper considers what Christians should know about the "last days" and how we ought to live in light of the promise of Christ's soon return. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/eschatology/

Duration:00:06:13

Modalism

10/5/2021
The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are not mere masks God wears but three eternally distinct persons. In this episode, Barry Cooper critiques one common but incorrect explanation of the Trinity. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/modalism/

Duration:00:05:28

The Ascension

9/28/2021
When we talk about the ascension, we aren't merely referring to Jesus' physical rising into the sky. Today, Barry Cooper explains that in this climactic moment, the victorious Christ rose to His throne as King of kings and Lord of lords. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/the-ascension/

Duration:00:05:13

Westminster Assembly

9/21/2021
How would you encapsulate the Bible's teaching with both precision and beauty? In this episode, Barry Cooper introduces us to a classic expression of Reformed theology: the Westminster Standards. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/westminster-assembly/

Duration:00:05:31

Lamentation

9/14/2021
It can sometimes seem as if Christians don't have permission to be unhappy. Today, Barry Cooper reminds us that Jesus Himself was a "man of sorrows"--and our expressions of sadness are heard by our good God. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/lamentation/

Duration:00:05:44

Four Views of the Lord’s Supper

9/7/2021
When Christians receive the Lord's Supper, Christ Himself is present--but how? In this episode, Barry Cooper explains the Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Calvinist, and Zwinglian views of the Lord's Supper. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/four-views-of-the-lords-supper/

Duration:00:05:45

Abba

8/31/2021
God tells us in His Word to address him as "Abba," the Aramaic word meaning "Father." Today, Barry Cooper considers God's unqualified goodness as our heavenly Father. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/abba/

Duration:00:05:16

Athanasian Creed

8/24/2021
Have you met one of the early church's most significant theologians? In this episode, Barry Cooper introduces us to Athanasius and the creed that bears his name. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/athanasian-creed/

Duration:00:06:53

Elders

8/17/2021
How should a local church be organized? Does everyone in any given church have the same role, or do particular people have particular responsibilities? Today, Barry Cooper explores what Scripture says about leadership in the local church. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/elders/

Duration:00:06:31

Five Solas

8/10/2021
Can you summarize your faith in a few brief words? In this episode, Barry Cooper discusses the five solas of the Protestant Reformation and explains their relevance today. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/five-solas/

Duration:00:05:36

Imago Dei

8/3/2021
The fact that we are "made in God's image" sets us apart from every other creature on earth (Gen. 1:27). Today, Barry Cooper reminds us of the extraordinary privilege we have of being made in the image of the triune God. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/imago-dei/

Duration:00:08:03

Canon of Scripture

7/27/2021
How did the early church recognize the books of the New Testament as Scripture? In this episode, Barry Cooper examines four signs of a book's divine authority. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/canon-of-scripture/

Duration:00:06:09

The Fall

7/20/2021
Though darkness and death entered the world through one man, so light and life has entered through another. Today, Barry Cooper considers the fall of man and the promise of the Savior. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/the-fall/

Duration:00:06:48

General Revelation

7/13/2021
The grandeur of the heavens draws our eyes upward to something--or Someone--beyond them. In this episode, Barry Cooper considers God's general revelation in nature. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/general-revelation/

Duration:00:07:30

Being Filled with the Spirit

7/6/2021
What does it mean to be "filled with the Holy Spirit"? Today, Barry Cooper turns to Scripture to help us grasp the truth behind this often-misunderstood question. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/being-filled-with-the-spirit/

Duration:00:05:11

Aseity of God

6/29/2021
We are totally and utterly dependent on God for our existence. In this episode, Barry Cooper considers God's sustaining power. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/aseity-of-god/

Duration:00:06:18

Exegesis and Eisegesis

6/22/2021
Our responsibility as Bible readers is to draw out the truth from the page open before us, not to try and make Scripture say whatever we'd like. Today, Barry Cooper highlights the importance of studying God's Word rightly. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/exegesis-and-eisegesis/

Duration:00:05:18

Satan

6/15/2021
He's called the tempter, the accuser, the evil one, and the god of this age. Today, Barry Cooper looks at the biblical--and very real--figure of Satan. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/satan/

Duration:00:06:36

Selah

6/8/2021
Have you ever seen something so beautiful, so awe-inspiring, that it left you breathless? Today, Barry Cooper ponders the meaning and significance of the Hebrew word "selah." Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/selah/

Duration:00:06:29