Cooper & Cary Have Words

Cooper & Cary Have Words

Separated by the Atlantic Ocean, Barry Cooper and James Cary talk about culture, theology, the arts, the church, books and sometimes the weather. Well, they are British...... Show More

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James talks to Barry about being busy, how we accept this as the norm and why that's not okay. They also give John Wesley retrospective marriage advice and wonder about the very nature of holiday and leisure. Are we making ourselves the hero of the God’s Salvation plan? Probably. We also get to some listeners emails and attempt to tie the show up with a nice bow.Links from the episode:This Cultural Moment PodcastHerbert Schlossberg... Read more

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James and Barry talk to Ed Drew from Faith in Kids about raising children, feeling like a fraud as a parent, children and church, and how maybe Toy Story 4 isn't actually as bad as Nate thought.Find the Faith in Kids and Faith in Parents Podcast (including episode 12 with Tim Chester) HERE.Our theme music is by Roger Taylor and his latest album is The Rubicon Moment. Other music and jingles by Barry, who really should have better t... Read more

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James and Barry talk with Nate Morgan Locke about Pastor David Platt praying for President Trump. Then they discuss "cancel culture" and what we're supposed to do with our fallen heroes. Finally they pivot into Nate's (spoiler free) rant about Toy Story 4.David Platt prays for President Trump [Video]David Platt's letter to his congregationOur theme music is by Roger Taylor and his latest album is The Rubicon Moment. Other music and... Read more

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We interrupt our scheduled schedule to bring you a taste of Barry's podcast, Simply Put. The elevator pitch: Barry makes big theology bite-size. This is the first episode, on the subject of Original Sin.Subscribe to Simply Put, and find more episodes here: https://simplyputpodcast.com/

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June 27, 2019 40 min

Do you know much about Mormonism? Beyond the stuff about gold plates and weird underwear? James has a side project talking about Mormonism with his mate Matthew Fisher, and have recorded a special intro episode with a regular episode that's all neatly bundled up with a bow here by James and Barry.The Hello Mormonism website is here. And podcast is here on iTunes. And Spotify.Our theme music is by Roger Taylor and his latest album i... Read more

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June 13, 2019 42 min

Why do some story endings feel right and others feel wrong? James and Barry discuss some of the best and worst endings in books, TV and film - and our excellent listeners chip in with theirs.Our theme music is by Roger Taylor and his latest album is The Rubicon Moment. Other music and jingles by Barry, who really should have better things to do with his time.To make sure you get the next episode, click on this link. Then click on t... Read more

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May 29, 2019 48 min

Becket and Pascal sounds like the name of a 90s cop show, but in this episode, Barry and James talk about Thomas Becket, and why we should care about him; and Pascal’s Wager and whether it's useful. They narrowly avoid talking about Predestination and Barry quotes some Monty Python. Barry’s Detailed Research on BecketBarry's Insightful Contribution to the discussion (Monty Python quote)A Turbulent Priest WebsiteOur theme music is b... Read more

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May 15, 2019 43 min

Tom Price (of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and RZIM) joins James and Barry to discuss the magic of filmmaker Terrence Malick. We also press Tom to give us his top 5 films, and he surprises us by not including any works by Chevy Chase.Trailer for Terrence Malick's Tree of LifeTrailer for Christopher Nolan's Inception(and here’s an essay Barry wrote about it)John Stott, Your Mind MattersYou can follow Tom on Twitter.Ba... Read more

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May 2, 2019 46 min

Are things getting better or worse? James and Barry talk about a couple of books they're reading which take differing views: Factfulness by Hans Rosling, and Idols For Destruction by Herbert Schlossberg. There's also stuff about social justice, Spinal Tap, and once again they use the phrase, "But that's for another podcast."Factfulness by Hans RoslingIdols For Destruction by Herbert SchlossbergBarry's new podcast, Simply PutJames' ... Read more

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April 16, 2019 45 min

James and Barry talk to Doctor Strange - that's Dr Dan Strange of Oak Hill College - about the eternal question: "As a Christian, can I watch _________?". We also touch on emotional incontinence, and why sentimentality is so toxic.Dan's book: Plugged In: Connecting Your Faith With Everything You Watch, Read and Play.Themelios theological journal.Theodore Dalrymple, Spoilt Rotten: The Toxic Cult of Sentimentality.Currently touring! ... Read more

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Sacred cows are slaughtered as James and Barry talk about what makes a good Bible study - and a bad one. Ed Shaw, Sam Allberry, Christopher Ash, Sherri Lynn Johnson and Nate Morgan Locke join in.Rosaria Butterfield on Discipling One-To-One and Codependency.Come and see James' show, A Turbulent Priest.Our theme music is by Roger Taylor and his latest album is The Rubicon Moment. Additional sound effects courtesy of https://www.zapsp... Read more

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March 21, 2019 42 min

James and Barry talk to very wonderful writer and comedienne Sherri Lynn about her book, I Want To Punch You In The Face But I Love Jesus. Among other things, we discuss (dis)honesty in church, bombing on stage, calendar issues, and Patty Michelle Sinclair.Sherri's BookSherri's DVDOur theme music is by Roger Taylor and his latest album is The Rubicon Moment. To make sure you get the next episode, click on this link. Then click... Read more

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March 7, 2019 41 min

Barry and James 'celebrate' fifty episodes by apologising again, in true British form. But they also talk about what they would say to their twenty-year-old selves, and wonder whether their younger selves would have listened anyway. AND YOU CAN WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE!Factfulness by Hans RoslingSeeing Green by Tilly DillehayRenovation of the heart: Putting on the Character of Christ by Dallas WillardThis Cultural MomentThe He... Read more

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February 21, 2019 45 min

What makes for a good apology? What makes for a bad one? Also, James and Barry apologize for some things they said in the last episode.Faith In Kids PodcastAsk Anything Tour with Dr Al MohlerOur theme music is by Roger Taylor and his latest album is The Rubicon Moment. To make sure you get the next episode, click on this link, then click on the blue button that says "View in iTunes", then click "Subscribe" in iTunes. And leave us a... Read more

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February 7, 2019 43 min

James and Barry talk to Brandon Kimber (@BKimber), the writer and director of American Gospel: Christ Alone, an excellent new documentary which examines the so-called "prosperity gospel". Alongside more frivolous matters, we also wonder aloud why so many prosperity gospel teachers have really massive hair.American Gospel: Christ Alone is available via Vimeo, iTunes, Amazon, and also on DVD.Derren Brown's Miracles For Sale.Our theme... Read more

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January 24, 2019 58 min

Barry and James are joined by, well, James to talk about his brand new book The Sacred Art Of Joking. We discover how James got into comedy, why the church is terrified of it, and why offence isn't the best way of deciding whether or not a joke should be told. Order James' book here.Faith In Kids Podcast.The Cooper and Cary theme music is by Roger Taylor and his latest album is The Rubicon Moment.To make sure you get the next ... Read more

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January 10, 2019 57 min

Barry and James are joined by Nate Morgan Locke, who turns out to be a bit of an expert on Toy Story. Should we be telling more stories in our evangelism, and are we getting the whole thing wrong anyway?Our theme tune is by Roger Taylor and his latest album is The Rubicon Moment.To make sure you get the next episode, subscribe here. We'd also love it if you left us a review on iTunes. What's more, you can tweet us @cooperandcary, c... Read more

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December 27, 2018 52 min

Barry and James answer questions from listeners as honestly as they can (except questions about predestination). Barry tells us how much he loves theme parks and James says what he admires most about the USA.Our theme tune is by Roger Taylor and his latest album is The Rubicon Moment.To make sure you get the next episode, subscribe here. We'd also love it if you left us a review on iTunes. What's more, you can tweet us @cooperandca... Read more

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December 13, 2018 46 min

In this ever-so-slightly seasonal podcast, James and Barry talk about angels and why some Christians still have some kind of problem with the heavenly realms. And Barry reveals his middle name.The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible by Michael S. HeiserAngels: What the Bible Really Says About God's Heavenly Host by Michael S. HeiserLife After Google: The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain E... Read more

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November 28, 2018 47 min

Barry talks to Nate Morgan Locke (@NateMorganLocke) about parenting and raising children, then James and Barry make a very important announcement.Shepherding a Child's Heart by Ted TrippOn Earth As In Heaven (Speak Life's short documentary about the moon landing)The Rubicon Moment (Full Album) by Roger TaylorLeave us a review on iTunes. Tweet us @cooperandcary. Comment on our Facebook page or write to us here.If you like what we do... Read more

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