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.
"Amen" is an affirmation of truth and an expression of agreement. And yet, in Christ, it means so much more. In this episode, Barry Cooper considers a word so familiar to us that it's easily overlooked.
Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/amen/
Why do the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches have more books in their Old Testaments than we do? In this episode, Barry Cooper looks at the history behind these books and considers what role they should serve in the Christian life.
Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/apocrypha/
How could the perfect atonement won for us by Christ ever be considered "limited?" In this episode, Barry Cooper unpacks the precious meaning of a much-misunderstood phrase.
Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/limited-atonement-simply-put/
Jesus Christ is the ultimate Prophet, the Great High Priest, and the King of kings. In this episode, Barry Cooper examines how these three key roles are revealed throughout Scripture and perfectly fulfilled by the Son of God.
Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/offices-of-christ/
How should we make choices on matters that are neither commanded nor forbidden by Scripture? In this episode, Barry Cooper considers how Christians should exercise the freedom that God has given us.
Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/adiaphora/
To love others as we should, we first need to understand how deeply and irrevocably God loves His people. In this episode, Barry Cooper explains a Hebrew word that should profoundly affect our view of the Lord.
Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/hesed/
How should Christians think about their bodies? In this episode, Barry Cooper examines an ancient philosophy that continues to lead people into wrong ideas about the physical world.
Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/gnosticism/
Has our planet been finely crafted to sustain life, or does it merely appear that way? In this episode, Barry Cooper examines a classic, logical argument for God's existence.
Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/the-teleological-argument/
The Lord supplies the needs of His creation--life, breath, and every good thing. But there is a particularly profound way in which He provides for His children. In this episode, Barry Cooper considers how our Father lovingly works all things for our good.
Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/providence/
Creeds and confessions give us the theological "headlines"--concise and pointed summaries of essential biblical truths. In this episode, Barry Cooper considers one of the most significant Christian creeds ever written.
Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/the-nicene-creed/
Sin affects the minds of believers and unbelievers alike. In this episode, Barry Cooper explores the effects of sin on our thinking and considers our calling to love the Lord with all our mind.
Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/the-noetic-effects-of-sin/
Two thousand years ago, the Holy Spirit descended on each and every believer, gifting and empowering them for service in God's kingdom. In this episode, Barry Cooper describes when this blessing was first promised and how it is fulfilled in us today.
Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/pentecost/
The Creator has revealed His existence by creating. But He has done much more than that. In this episode, Barry Cooper considers how God has made Himself known clearly and specifically by speaking to His creatures.
Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/special-revelation/
Eternity isn't the place where God lives. God is where eternity lives. In this episode, Barry Cooper considers the timelessness of God and our yearning to be in His everlasting presence.
Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/the-eternity-of-god/
Do you believe in a God who respects your personal space, One you can keep at arm's length? In this episode, 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/
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/
Christians have spent a lot of time mulling over the precise meaning of the thousand-year period spoken of in Revelation 20. In this episode, Barry Cooper explains the significance of the Millennium and the different views surrounding it.
Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/the-millennium/
Our lives truly matter today because a day is coming when all of us will have to give an account of our lives to God. In this episode, Barry Cooper considers how that day gives meaning to our lives and gives us a reason to thank the Lord.
Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/the-final-judgment/
God ensured that His words were preserved in writing because His words are a matter of life and death. In this episode, Barry Cooper considers our dependence on God's written Word to reveal and preserve the truth of His Son.
Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/the-necessity-of-scripture/
What should the Christian life look like? In this episode, 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/
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