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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.

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52. Ordo Salutis

What steps take place in the salvation of a Christian? In this episode, 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/


27 Sep 2022

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51. The Communicable Attributes of God

There's a good way of wanting to be like God--and a very bad way. In this episode, Barry Cooper identifies the ways we can, and ought to, imitate God. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/the-communicable-attributes-of-god/


20 Sep 2022

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50. Hermeneutics

Jesus is the lens through which we must look if we are to understand the Scriptures properly. In this episode, Barry Cooper emphasizes the importance of interpreting the Bible as it was meant to be interpreted. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/hermeneutics/


13 Sep 2022

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49. The Creation Mandate

In the ultimate sense, there is no such thing as a job, a task, or a duty that is truly mundane. In this episode, Barry Cooper looks at God's purpose for our everyday work in the world. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/the-creation-mandate/


6 Sep 2022

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48. The Ontological Argument

If it is even possible that God exists, then it follows logically that God does exist. In this episode, Barry Cooper walks us through Anselm's famous argument for the existence of God. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/the-ontological-argument/


30 Aug 2022

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47. The Rapture

For more than 1,800 years, Christians understood "the rapture" to be the blissful moment of Jesus' second coming. But within the last century and a half, a new interpretation emerged. In this episode, Barry Cooper helps us consider what the Bible says about the rapture of Christ's church. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/the-rapture/


23 Aug 2022

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46. Apostles

The Apostles are included in "the foundation" of the Christian church (Eph. 2:20)--a foundation laid only once. In this episode, Barry Cooper describes the unique role these men played as the commissioned eyewitnesses of Jesus Christ. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/apostles/


16 Aug 2022

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45. Faith

In and of itself, faith isn't necessarily a virtue. It all depends on what we have faith in. In this episode, Barry Cooper explains that the reason it is proper to put our faith in Christ is because Christ is perfectly good and perfectly trustworthy. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/faith/


9 Aug 2022

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44. Covenant

The central "spine" of the Bible can be described in a single word: covenant. In this episode, Barry Cooper expounds on these recurring agreements, pledges, and vows that culminate in the promised arrival of Christ Himself. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/covenant/


2 Aug 2022

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43. Disciple

Peter denied Jesus by declaring, "I do not know the man." That's exactly what Christ calls us to do to our old lives when he commands us to deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Him. In this episode, Barry Cooper invites us to count the cost of being Jesus' disciples. Read the transcript: https://simplyputpodcast.com/disciple/


26 Jul 2022

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