Simply Put

Simply Put

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.... Show More

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August 3, 2020 6 min

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/

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July 27, 2020 7 min

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/

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July 20, 2020 6 min

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/

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July 13, 2020 6 min

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/

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July 6, 2020 5 min

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/

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June 29, 2020 4 min

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/

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June 22, 2020 7 min

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/

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June 15, 2020 5 min

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/

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June 8, 2020 6 min

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/

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June 1, 2020 6 min

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/

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May 25, 2020 4 min

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/

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May 18, 2020 6 min

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/

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May 11, 2020 6 min

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/

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May 4, 2020 5 min

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/

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April 27, 2020 5 min

A significant part of our lives is driven by the pursuit of two words: "Well done." Today, Barry Cooper observes that the pursuit of glory is not a bad thing--as long as we're seeking it in the right place.

Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/glory/

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April 20, 2020 7 min

When we sin, we strive to substitute our own authority for God's. Today, Barry Cooper explains what makes our sin so devastating and points to another substitution as our only source of hope.

Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/sin/

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April 13, 2020 6 min

What steps take place in the salvation of a Christian? Today, Barry Cooper provides an encouraging reminder that God's redemption of His people is an unstoppable process.

Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/ordo-salutis/

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April 6, 2020 5 min

There's a good way of wanting to be like God--and a very bad way. Today, Barry Cooper identifies the ways we can, and ought to, imitate God.

Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/the-communicable-attributes-of-god/

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March 30, 2020 5 min

Jesus is the lens through we must look if we are to understand the Scriptures properly. Today, Barry Cooper emphasizes the importance of interpreting the Bible as it was meant to be interpreted.

Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/hermeneutics/

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March 23, 2020 6 min

In the ultimate sense, there is no such thing as a job, a task, or a duty that is truly mundane. Today, Barry Cooper looks at God's purpose for our everyday work in the world.

Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/the-creation-mandate/

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