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.
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#105 The Bible in 56 Chapters
Cooper and Cary have words with author and Psalm lover, Matt Searles who explains why the Psalms are so important and why instruments will actually affect your theology - and James somehow explains why he doesn't like Reggae. Matt happened to be...
#104 Too Cool For School?
Controversial subject alert. Cooper and Cary have words about homeschooling. Why school your children at home if your tax dollars/pounds are already paying for a government-run education? What is "a good education", biblically speaking? And what does a...
#103 The Trueman Show
Cooper and Cary have words with Carl Trueman, another Brit lurking around the USA for no good reason. Carl is the author of the highly acclaimed The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual...
#102 This Is How It Starts
James and Barry have words about Ravi Zacharias and another devastating sexual scandal. Warning: includes adult themes.Report of Independent Investigation into the Sexual Misconduct of Ravi Zacharias (Feb 9th, 2021)Video: Glen Scrivener (Speak Life) -...
#101 The Parable Of The Lost Bitcoin
James and Barry have words about Bitcoin. What is it, why is it, and - most importantly - should you? They also discuss Ponzi schemes, the most expensive pizza ever, and the colour of bdellium. Note: neither of the hosts are financial experts. As will...
#100 Cooper & Cary Have A Centennial
Cooper and Cary raise a glass and have more words about making it to one hundred episodes. What lessons, if any, have they learned? There must be something, surely? Surely.They also delve into the mailbag and end up talking about parenting, boredom,...
I know Barry Cooper from his work on LUTHER: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF THE GERMAN REFORMER, and Ligonier's SIMPLY PUT podcast- both are outstanding. This has been a great discovery. These guys have a slightly different cultural perspective as Brits, yet share convictions with me as Reformed Christians. The episode with Carl Trueman was very informative, and the British accents reached critical mass. This show is a great mix of fun & serious topic discussions.
The host summed it up perfectly “come for the accents and stay for the theological insights”.
The podcast I didn’t know I was missing
What can I say? I enjoy the mix of theology, cultural observations, banter and book/movie recommendations. The humor, British accents and obvious friendship among the hosts makes listening extra enjoyable. The negative is that it makes me long for more frequent conversations with my own friends, preferably in person and over a cup of tea or coffee (which sadly, isn’t quite happening these days but it does give me something to look forward to).