98 episodes

James Cary and Barry Cooper are two English friends who live 4000 miles apart and enjoy theology, culture and the arts. Now they record themselves and call it a podcast. Thanks, internet.

Cooper & Cary Have Words James Cary & Barry Cooper

    • Christianity
    • 4.9, 61 Ratings

James Cary and Barry Cooper are two English friends who live 4000 miles apart and enjoy theology, culture and the arts. Now they record themselves and call it a podcast. Thanks, internet.

    #82 The Truth About Us

    #82 The Truth About Us

    Barry and James are joined by Brant Hansen to talk about how bad we really are - even though we're all convinced we're basically good - and how that realization leads to a more enjoyable and fruitful life. It's the most fun you'll have getting over...

    • 48 min
    #81 Show Us You Care

    #81 Show Us You Care

    Is there more to applauding the NHS than meets the eye? Or ear? Cooper and Cary Have Words about it and wonder where appreciation ends and idolatry begins. They also have words about about Captain Tom and the death of Princess Diana. Ultimately, James...

    • 45 min
    BONUS EPISODE: Popcorn Parenting - How to Train Your Dragon

    BONUS EPISODE: Popcorn Parenting - How to Train Your Dragon

    Following on from talking about St George last week, why not have a podcast about dragons? This is Episode 3 of a podcast miniseries called Popcorn Parenting. Yes, another podcast from James Cary. In this, he talks to Nate (Nate does most of the...

    • 32 min
    #80 Saint Misbehavin'

    #80 Saint Misbehavin'

    Happy St George's Day! OR IS IT? James and Barry discuss the pros and cons of Saint's Days, liturgical calendars, and metaphorical groyns.James's article on St George from Death by CivilisationJames KA Smith, You Are What You LoveGreg Beale, We Become...

    • 43 min
    #79 The Long Good Friday

    #79 The Long Good Friday

    Easter is a time for the unexpected, so James and Barry pop out a special episode with Nate Morgan Locke. The question on the table: are we so good at talking about Jesus' death that we're rather bad at talking about Jesus' resurrection? Images of...

    • 46 min
    #78 Greed and The Zero Sum God

    #78 Greed and The Zero Sum God

    Suddenly, talking via the internet is the in-thing and Barry and James are ahead of the curve. This time, they narrowly avoid talking about Greed, one of the seven deadly sins and remember that we do not have A Zero Sum God.They also launch their...

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

barkzyy ,

Exactly the right balance 👌🏼

A pal recommended this podcast to me, in the very early days of me listening to podcasts... and it was the start of a binge of the episodes up to that point (I know, I know, should we be bingeing them, is that biblical etc etc (I spun them out, don’t worry)) and it has been such a blessing to hear two guys chatting about some of the big topics and some of the smaller topics of Christian life and culture!

I enjoy their interactions and their willingness to call out Christian stupidity, but also their ability to do it with humility and love!

I’ve recommended it to so many friends since I started listening and I recommend it to anyone else who wants to hear a funny, relaxed podcast with discussions about how Christians can interact with the world we live in well and be challenged on some of the opinions we have on things (or maybe haven’t thought about them yet)!

Get listening!

annacakegirl ,

Every episode a cracker!

I’ve been listening to this pair have words since they started (the podcast at least!) and in the last few months, every episode has been top notch (which I feel could be a James expression?)! As I’m listening, I think, “yes, I know what you mean” or “ I hadn't thought about it like that but it makes sense”, and want to make sure that others I know who listen (ok mainly husband) have listened to it because it’s just so good!
(I may have also raided show notes links for Christmas presents but don’t tell him!)

Purple Marshmallow ,

Funny and full of learning

Having been recommended this podcast by a friend I am now recommending it al round. A great opportunity to think through how Christianity has become that way it is and how it interacts with our modern society. Cooper and Cary are natural conversationists and it is a joy to listen in to their discussions.

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