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Cooper & Cary Have Words

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.To get access to well over a hundred Cooper & Cary episodes, plus regular extended episodes and bonus content, subscribe to C&C Plus on Apple Podcasts.Or if you'd like all the above, plus video and access to an exclusive Discord server, become a Patron. Google "Cooper and Cary Patreon" or visit https://www.patreon.com/cooperandcary

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#173 Turn Your Life Up To Eleven (With Elizabeth Oldfield)
Cary has words with author, podcaster, failed atheist and former Director of Theos, Elizabeth Oldfield who looks at the seven deadly sins in her new book, Fully Alive: Tending to the Soul in Turbulent Times. 'This remarkable book points not to some unreachable ideal of life but to a deeper, more soulful and meaningful experience of the lives we're actually living.'- Oliver BurkemanGet it on Amazon UK here: https://amzn.to/3yrNL9pRead her weekly blog here: https://morefullyalive.substack.comThe Out of the Silent Planet book group is on Wednesday 26th June at 8.30pm UK time. Join us on Patreon to take part. https://www.patreon.com/cooperandcaryAll of Life for GodThe All of Life for God podcast is an engaging and thoughtful collection of exclusive...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.Unlock extended ad-free episodes, advance access, a huge episode archive, and bonus content, by subscribing to Cooper & Cary+ on Apple Podcasts. Or get everything on C&C+, together with video, and access to the exclusive C&C Discord server, by becoming a Patron.Encouragement and/or open derision should be addressed here: cooperandcary@gmail.comProduction and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Beyond Our Galaxy.
50:10 5/23/24
#172 Practically Protestant (In Every Way) (With Rhys Laverty)
What is Protestantism? And why are Protestants reluctant to use the term about themselves? Is it useful anymore? Rhys Laverty should know. He is Editor in Chief at Ad Fontes, Managing Editor at Davenant Press, and Director of Communications at the Davenant Institute. Find him and his work here: https://thenewalbion.substack.com/The Out of the Silent Planet book group is on Wednesday 26th June at 8.30pm UK time. Join us on Patreon to take part. https://www.patreon.com/cooperandcaryAll of Life for GodThe All of Life for God podcast is an engaging and thoughtful collection of exclusive...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.Unlock extended ad-free episodes, advance access, a huge episode archive, and bonus content, by subscribing to Cooper & Cary+ on Apple Podcasts. Or get everything on C&C+, together with video, and access to the exclusive C&C Discord server, by becoming a Patron.Encouragement and/or open derision should be addressed here: cooperandcary@gmail.comProduction and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Beyond Our Galaxy.
49:12 5/9/24
#171 Drinking Your Culture Through a Straw (With Nate Morgan Locke)
Cooper, Cary and Morgan Locke talk about The State of the Culture, art, entertainment, distraction, addiction and whether dopamine is all that. Plus some EXCITING new jingles...Referring to this article: https://www.honest-broker.com/p/the-state-of-the-culture-2024And mentioning The Anxious Generation by Jonathan Haidt https://amzn.to/44c7PIzThe Out of the Silent Planet book group is on Wednesday 26th June at 8.30pm UK time. Join us on Patreon to take part. https://www.patreon.com/cooperandcaryAll of Life for GodThe All of Life for God podcast is an engaging and thoughtful collection of exclusive...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.Unlock extended ad-free episodes, advance access, a huge episode archive, and bonus content, by subscribing to Cooper & Cary+ on Apple Podcasts. Or get everything on C&C+, together with video, and access to the exclusive C&C Discord server, by becoming a Patron.Encouragement and/or open derision should be addressed here: cooperandcary@gmail.comProduction and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Beyond Our Galaxy.
54:35 4/25/24
#170 Questioning Faith (With Randy Newman)
Cary has words with friend of the show, Randy Newman, author of Questioning Evangelism, Mere Evangelism and a new book about spiritual journey called, Questioning Faith.  This is a conversation about how God uses us despite our terrible attempts at evangelism, and how non-believers are often stopped in their tracks by unexpected things. And it turns out there's one book by CS Lewis that neither Cary or Newman can understand or get into.  Find out what it is in this episode.The Out of the Silent Planet book group is on Wednesday 26th June at 8.30pm UK time. Join us on Patreon to take part. https://www.patreon.com/cooperandcaryAll of Life for GodThe All of Life for God podcast is an engaging and thoughtful collection of exclusive...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.Unlock extended ad-free episodes, advance access, a huge episode archive, and bonus content, by subscribing to Cooper & Cary+ on Apple Podcasts. Or get everything on C&C+, together with video, and access to the exclusive C&C Discord server, by becoming a Patron.Encouragement and/or open derision should be addressed here: cooperandcary@gmail.comProduction and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Beyond Our Galaxy.
57:47 4/11/24
REPLAY EASTER SPECIAL: #139 Did Jesus Descend Into Hell?
From November 2022. Cooper and Cary have words about THAT line in the Apostles' Creed. What exactly was Jesus doing between his death and resurrection?https://journal.rts.edu/article/he-descended-into-hell/Support the showThe Out of the Silent Planet book group is on Wednesday 26th June at 8.30pm UK time. Join us on Patreon to take part. https://www.patreon.com/cooperandcaryAll of Life for GodThe All of Life for God podcast is an engaging and thoughtful collection of exclusive...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.Unlock extended ad-free episodes, advance access, a huge episode archive, and bonus content, by subscribing to Cooper & Cary+ on Apple Podcasts. Or get everything on C&C+, together with video, and access to the exclusive C&C Discord server, by becoming a Patron.Encouragement and/or open derision should be addressed here: cooperandcary@gmail.comProduction and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Beyond Our Galaxy.
49:22 3/29/24
#169 Farewell, 2023
Well, that was 2023. Join James and Barry as they choose their favourite episodes, dive into the C&C mailbag, and talk about their favourite books, films, tv, podcasts, and moments of 2023. Pull up a cocoa, recline by the glowing hearth, and - sure, go ahead - stoke the auld acquaintance, as we see out another year together.The Out of the Silent Planet book group is on Wednesday 26th June at 8.30pm UK time. Join us on Patreon to take part. https://www.patreon.com/cooperandcaryAll of Life for GodThe All of Life for God podcast is an engaging and thoughtful collection of exclusive...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.Unlock extended ad-free episodes, advance access, a huge episode archive, and bonus content, by subscribing to Cooper & Cary+ on Apple Podcasts. Or get everything on C&C+, together with video, and access to the exclusive C&C Discord server, by becoming a Patron.Encouragement and/or open derision should be addressed here: cooperandcary@gmail.comProduction and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Beyond Our Galaxy.
52:52 12/28/23
#168 Space Invaders?
James and Barry have extended words about Unidentified Autonomous (or Anomalous, or Aerial) Phenomena - UAPs to their friends. Strange things are being seen in the skies, even by highly trained and highly sceptical USAF fighter pilots, there is video evidence which has been made publicly available, and these things are being discussed at the highest levels of government. What's going on? Why have governments previously wanted to keep quiet about it? And how should Christians think about these things? Is it a threat to historic, biblical Christianity - or confirmation of it?UAP footage on NBC News: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nSIKYlm2eEDeclassified UAP footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO_M0hLlJ-QHaunted Cosmos podcast: https://www.thehauntedcosmos.comMedieval X-Files courtesy of the Middle Ages Music YouTube ChannelThe Out of the Silent Planet book group is on Wednesday 26th June at 8.30pm UK time. Join us on Patreon to take part. https://www.patreon.com/cooperandcaryAll of Life for GodThe All of Life for God podcast is an engaging and thoughtful collection of exclusive...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.Unlock extended ad-free episodes, advance access, a huge episode archive, and bonus content, by subscribing to Cooper & Cary+ on Apple Podcasts. Or get everything on C&C+, together with video, and access to the exclusive C&C Discord server, by becoming a Patron.Encouragement and/or open derision should be addressed here: cooperandcary@gmail.comProduction and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Beyond Our Galaxy.
55:31 12/14/23
#167 Land Of Revivals (With Jonathan Thomas)
Cooper and Cary have words about spiritual revivals with Jonathan Thomas, writer and presenter of the documentary Welsh Awakenings. Jonathan is pastor of Cornerstone Church Abergavenny, and the presenter of All Things Considered on BBC Radio Wales.Watch the documentary trailer here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/welshawakeningsJonathan's book, Intentional Interruptions: Learning to be Interrupted the Way God Intended: https://tinyurl.com/2e4nrdamThe Out of the Silent Planet book group is on Wednesday 26th June at 8.30pm UK time. Join us on Patreon to take part. https://www.patreon.com/cooperandcaryAll of Life for GodThe All of Life for God podcast is an engaging and thoughtful collection of exclusive...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.Unlock extended ad-free episodes, advance access, a huge episode archive, and bonus content, by subscribing to Cooper & Cary+ on Apple Podcasts. Or get everything on C&C+, together with video, and access to the exclusive C&C Discord server, by becoming a Patron.Encouragement and/or open derision should be addressed here: cooperandcary@gmail.comProduction and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Beyond Our Galaxy.
48:16 11/30/23
#166 Should I Watch The Chosen?
James and Barry have words about the TV juggernaut that is The Chosen. Lots of their friends love it. But James and Barry have... thoughts. Is The Chosen a 2CV - second commandment violation - and if not, is it still worth watching?Here's the Justin Peters Youtube VideoCary’s Water into Wine showThe Out of the Silent Planet book group is on Wednesday 26th June at 8.30pm UK time. Join us on Patreon to take part. https://www.patreon.com/cooperandcaryAll of Life for GodThe All of Life for God podcast is an engaging and thoughtful collection of exclusive...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.Unlock extended ad-free episodes, advance access, a huge episode archive, and bonus content, by subscribing to Cooper & Cary+ on Apple Podcasts. Or get everything on C&C+, together with video, and access to the exclusive C&C Discord server, by becoming a Patron.Encouragement and/or open derision should be addressed here: cooperandcary@gmail.comProduction and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Beyond Our Galaxy.
46:10 11/16/23
#165 Power And The Church (With Mark Stirling)
Cooper and Cary have words about power and its abuse with Mark Stirling, former medical doctor and pastor. He's the author of Not So with You: Power and Leadership for the Church. Mark's book: Not So With You (Amazon UK)Not So With You (Amazon US) The spate of recent scandals of power abuse by leaders within the evangelical world suggests something is wrong in our churches. When a leader misuses power, they have misunderstood and misrepresented God and the gospel. This volume addresses the key underlying issue of what a biblical and healthy use of power in the church actually looks like. Authors from a variety of Christian backgrounds and traditions help frame a biblical and theological understanding and practice of power use, describe what it looks like when things go wrong (and how to recognize the signs), and suggest how the contemporary church can and must do better in this area. This book is a rigorously grounded biblical challenge to much contemporary practice. It is a call to reformation.The Out of the Silent Planet book group is on Wednesday 26th June at 8.30pm UK time. Join us on Patreon to take part. https://www.patreon.com/cooperandcaryAll of Life for GodThe All of Life for God podcast is an engaging and thoughtful collection of exclusive...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.Unlock extended ad-free episodes, advance access, a huge episode archive, and bonus content, by subscribing to Cooper & Cary+ on Apple Podcasts. Or get everything on C&C+, together with video, and access to the exclusive C&C Discord server, by becoming a Patron.Encouragement and/or open derision should be addressed here: cooperandcary@gmail.comProduction and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Beyond Our Galaxy.
51:51 11/2/23
#164 Do Not Be Anxious About Anything?
James and Barry have words about the shift from "being anxious" to "having anxiety". What does anxiety have to do with idols? What are the reasons behind the current "anxiety epidemic"? Is anxiety a condition that ought to be pathologised? Is looking back at historic "trauma" always a helpful way to improve mental health? And how does our new identity in Christ change things?ReferencesThe Student Health Crisis Is A Myth https://unherd.com/2023/09/the-student-mental-health-crisis-is-a-myth/Why Do Teenage Girls Feel Unsafe? https://unherd.com/thepost/why-do-so-many-teenage-girls-feel-unsafe/Humans Are More Resilient Than You Think (podcast about "trauma") https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/humans-are-more-resilient-than-you-think/id1570872415?i=1000547660535Common Questions About Mental Illness (podcast with David Murray)https://www.crossway.org/articles/podcast-answering-common-questions-about-mental-illness-david-murray/Jon Haidt's Substack, After Babel:  https://jonathanhaidt.substack.com/Jon Haidt's article about the decline in mental health since 2013, and how colleges have been performing "*reverse cognitive behavioral therapy": https://jonathanhaidt.substack.com/p/mental-health-liberal-girlsThe Out of the Silent Planet book group is on Wednesday 26th June at 8.30pm UK time. Join us on Patreon to take part. https://www.patreon.com/cooperandcaryAll of Life for GodThe All of Life for God podcast is an engaging and thoughtful collection of exclusive...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.Unlock extended ad-free episodes, advance access, a huge episode archive, and bonus content, by subscribing to Cooper & Cary+ on Apple Podcasts. Or get everything on C&C+, together with video, and access to the exclusive C&C Discord server, by becoming a Patron.Encouragement and/or open derision should be addressed here: cooperandcary@gmail.comProduction and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Beyond Our Galaxy.
48:50 10/19/23
#163 Should More Christians Write Novels? (With Thomas Umstattd)
James and Barry have extended words with Thomas Umstattd (@ThomasUmstattd) about writing. In 2009, Thomas started AuthorTechTips.com, a website to help authors use the web to promote their books. In 2014, Thomas’s blog post Why Courtship is Fundamentally Flawed went viral and reached over a million people in just a few weeks. As a podcaster, he hosts the Novel Marketing Podcast, and the Christian Publishing Show.The Out of the Silent Planet book group is on Wednesday 26th June at 8.30pm UK time. Join us on Patreon to take part. https://www.patreon.com/cooperandcaryAll of Life for GodThe All of Life for God podcast is an engaging and thoughtful collection of exclusive...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.Unlock extended ad-free episodes, advance access, a huge episode archive, and bonus content, by subscribing to Cooper & Cary+ on Apple Podcasts. Or get everything on C&C+, together with video, and access to the exclusive C&C Discord server, by becoming a Patron.Encouragement and/or open derision should be addressed here: cooperandcary@gmail.comProduction and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Beyond Our Galaxy.
51:55 10/5/23
#162 Quick to Listen, Slow to Have Words
James and Barry discuss the art of listening. What does the Bible have to say about it? And how does it relate to anger? Are we bad at listening because it's a selfless thing to do? After all, there's no "I" in "LISTENING" is there? Oh wait.The Out of the Silent Planet book group is on Wednesday 26th June at 8.30pm UK time. Join us on Patreon to take part. https://www.patreon.com/cooperandcaryAll of Life for GodThe All of Life for God podcast is an engaging and thoughtful collection of exclusive...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.Unlock extended ad-free episodes, advance access, a huge episode archive, and bonus content, by subscribing to Cooper & Cary+ on Apple Podcasts. Or get everything on C&C+, together with video, and access to the exclusive C&C Discord server, by becoming a Patron.Encouragement and/or open derision should be addressed here: cooperandcary@gmail.comProduction and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Beyond Our Galaxy.
52:07 9/21/23
#161 Man Up Or Man Down? (With Matt Fuller)
Cooper and Cary have  words with Matt Fuller, pastor of Christ Church Mayfair in London - yup, the most expensive one on the British Monopoly board. Matt is the author of Reclaiming Masculinity: Seven Biblical Principles for Being the Man God Wants You to Be. (Cary has known Matt for 25 years and is fine with the fact that Matt did not dedicate this book to him, but went with two other guys instead...)The Out of the Silent Planet book group is on Wednesday 26th June at 8.30pm UK time. Join us on Patreon to take part. https://www.patreon.com/cooperandcaryAll of Life for GodThe All of Life for God podcast is an engaging and thoughtful collection of exclusive...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.Unlock extended ad-free episodes, advance access, a huge episode archive, and bonus content, by subscribing to Cooper & Cary+ on Apple Podcasts. Or get everything on C&C+, together with video, and access to the exclusive C&C Discord server, by becoming a Patron.Encouragement and/or open derision should be addressed here: cooperandcary@gmail.comProduction and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Beyond Our Galaxy.
48:52 9/7/23
#160 Agree To Disagree?
Has the church become a battleground for personal preferences? Is the holy communion of believers threatened by our own biases and individualistic tendencies? Cooper & Cary have words about disagreements and disputes in the church, and how to handle them. In Philippians 4, Paul pleads with Euodia and Syntyche to "agree in the Lord". How do we do that? What does that even mean? And should there be times when we simply can't "agree to disagree"?Philippians 4https://earlychurchhistory.org/beliefs-2/paul-barnabas-split-over-mark/https://tabletalkmagazine.com/article/2022/03/conflicts-over-lesser-matters/https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/7-steps-to-conflict-resolution/The Out of the Silent Planet book group is on Wednesday 26th June at 8.30pm UK time. Join us on Patreon to take part. https://www.patreon.com/cooperandcaryAll of Life for GodThe All of Life for God podcast is an engaging and thoughtful collection of exclusive...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.Unlock extended ad-free episodes, advance access, a huge episode archive, and bonus content, by subscribing to Cooper & Cary+ on Apple Podcasts. Or get everything on C&C+, together with video, and access to the exclusive C&C Discord server, by becoming a Patron.Encouragement and/or open derision should be addressed here: cooperandcary@gmail.comProduction and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Beyond Our Galaxy.
50:04 8/24/23
#159 Being Human (With Ros Clarke)
Cooper and Cary have words with Ros Clarke, author of the new book Human: Made and Remade in the Image of God. She writes, "If we want to understand what it means to be truly human, we need to listen to God rather than look inside ourselves”. Why do people prefer to look inside themselves, and what is better about listening to God instead? And how did writing this book change how Ros felt about herself?Ros' Book: https://ivpbooks.com/human-930The Out of the Silent Planet book group is on Wednesday 26th June at 8.30pm UK time. Join us on Patreon to take part. https://www.patreon.com/cooperandcaryAll of Life for GodThe All of Life for God podcast is an engaging and thoughtful collection of exclusive...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.Unlock extended ad-free episodes, advance access, a huge episode archive, and bonus content, by subscribing to Cooper & Cary+ on Apple Podcasts. Or get everything on C&C+, together with video, and access to the exclusive C&C Discord server, by becoming a Patron.Encouragement and/or open derision should be addressed here: cooperandcary@gmail.comProduction and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Beyond Our Galaxy.
47:47 8/10/23
#158 Disorganised Religion
James and Barry have words about what unbelievers really believe. Tara Isabella Burton has written a stimulating book called Strange Rites about people in the States who identify as "spiritual but not religious". She argues that America is not "secular" at all, but "spiritually self-focused".Does that explain why people currently seem so willing to believe in phenomena such as ghosts, UFOs, and all things "woooooo"? And does it explain why the hyper-rational arguments of the new atheists seem not to have won the day?Review of Strange Rites: https://www.solas-cpc.org/book-review-strange-rites-new-religions-for-a-godless-world/Article by Tara Isabella Burton about post-rationalists: https://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/rational-magicUncanny radio show: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/m0010x7cGuardian article on the growth of religious belief in recent years: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/aug/27/religion-why-is-faith-growing-and-what-happens-nextTerrifying AI generated woman, LOAB: https://techcrunch.com/2022/09/13/loab-ai-generated-horror/Paul Kingsnorth's spooky article on AI, The Universal: https://paulkingsnorth.substack.com/p/the-universalThe Out of the Silent Planet book group is on Wednesday 26th June at 8.30pm UK time. Join us on Patreon to take part. https://www.patreon.com/cooperandcaryAll of Life for GodThe All of Life for God podcast is an engaging and thoughtful collection of exclusive...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.Unlock extended ad-free episodes, advance access, a huge episode archive, and bonus content, by subscribing to Cooper & Cary+ on Apple Podcasts. Or get everything on C&C+, together with video, and access to the exclusive C&C Discord server, by becoming a Patron.Encouragement and/or open derision should be addressed here: cooperandcary@gmail.comProduction and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Beyond Our Galaxy.
52:53 7/27/23
#157 What Even Is An Evangelical? (With Matthew Fisher)
Cooper and Cary have extended words with Matthew Fisher about the Bebington Quadrilateral and the definition of evangelical. They also get into whether or not the evangelical focus on a person's "conversion" is a healthy one. Barry's "conversion experience" was quite a dramatic one - but to what extent should we presume that kind of thing is normative?All of Life for GodThe All of Life for God podcast is an engaging and thoughtful collection of exclusive...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.Unlock extended ad-free episodes, advance access, a huge episode archive, and bonus content, by subscribing to Cooper & Cary+ on Apple Podcasts. Or get everything on C&C+, together with video, and access to the exclusive C&C Discord server, by becoming a Patron.Encouragement and/or open derision should be addressed here: cooperandcary@gmail.comProduction and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Beyond Our Galaxy.
48:10 7/13/23
#156 Parachurch Or Parasite?
James and Barry have words about parachurch ministries. It's hard to find a popular Christian teacher who doesn't have his or her own parachurch ministry. Then there are campus ministries, youth ministries, evangelism ministries, mercy ministries. Are they God's gift to the church, coming alongside the local church to help them fulfil their mission? Or do they actually keep the church from being what it's supposed to be? This could get awkward, given that Cooper has spent half his life working for parachurch organisations...Related articles and videosPastors HeartDesiring GodNine MarksWee FleaAll of Life for GodThe All of Life for God podcast is an engaging and thoughtful collection of exclusive...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.Unlock extended ad-free episodes, advance access, a huge episode archive, and bonus content, by subscribing to Cooper & Cary+ on Apple Podcasts. Or get everything on C&C+, together with video, and access to the exclusive C&C Discord server, by becoming a Patron.Encouragement and/or open derision should be addressed here: cooperandcary@gmail.comProduction and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Beyond Our Galaxy.
47:27 6/29/23
#155 The Wrong Bavinck (With Daniel Strange)
James and Barry outdo themselves by getting their Bavincks in a twist. Thankfully, Dan Strange is on hand to do some untwisting. Just who is J H Bavinck, and why should we care? (NOT to be confused with his better known uncle *Herman* Bavinck - ha ha! as if anyone would be THAT stupid!). What does J H Bavinck have to tell us about missions, cultural engagement, and how to have a civil conversation?The word of the podcast is "elenctics". That's "elenctics".Daniel Strange is director of Crosslands Forum and the vice president of The Southgate Fellowship. He is a fellow of The Keller Center for Cultural Apologetics and is the author of Their Rock Is Not Like Our Rock: A Theology of Religions (Zondervan, 2015), Plugged In (The Good Book Company, 2019), and Making Faith Magnetic (The Good Book Company, 2021). He is a contributing editor for Themelios and an elder of Hope Community Church, Gateshead, U.K., which is part of the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches (FIEC).All of Life for GodThe All of Life for God podcast is an engaging and thoughtful collection of exclusive...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.Unlock extended ad-free episodes, advance access, a huge episode archive, and bonus content, by subscribing to Cooper & Cary+ on Apple Podcasts. Or get everything on C&C+, together with video, and access to the exclusive C&C Discord server, by becoming a Patron.Encouragement and/or open derision should be addressed here: cooperandcary@gmail.comProduction and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Beyond Our Galaxy.
52:54 6/15/23
#154 No Nudes Is Good Nudes?
Does it really matter what we wear, or don't wear? Cooper and Cary have words about nudity and modesty. Does Christian modesty mean all public nudity is forbidden for Christians? What about looking at nudity in a Renaissance painting, or in a movie? How about if it's *reeeeally* tastefully done? Should we avoid nudity primarily because it might encourage lust in others... or is there a more fundamental reason for doing so?Jason Ward's article on nudity is available in Vol 136/4 of Global Anglican magazine: https://www.churchsociety.org/product/the-global-anglican-vol-136-4/In this episode, we explore everything from beach attire to Christians at a nudist beach, and even the portrayal of nudity in popular culture like Game of Thrones and Renaissance art.Join us as we examine the role of nakedness and modesty in Biblical teachings, uncovering the connections between the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve, and the shame associated with nudity. We'll also consider the historical and cultural significance of garments, from coronations to glorification, and how they relate to our spiritual experiences.But it's not just about history - we'll also dive into the various perceptions of nudity and modesty across different cultures, discussing how men and women approach these topics in public settings. As we navigate the world of Christian ethics, we'll explore the implications of categories like 'clean' and 'unclean,' and how they relate to our understanding of modesty.All of Life for GodThe All of Life for God podcast is an engaging and thoughtful collection of exclusive...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.Unlock extended ad-free episodes, advance access, a huge episode archive, and bonus content, by subscribing to Cooper & Cary+ on Apple Podcasts. Or get everything on C&C+, together with video, and access to the exclusive C&C Discord server, by becoming a Patron.Encouragement and/or open derision should be addressed here: cooperandcary@gmail.comProduction and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Beyond Our Galaxy.
49:14 6/1/23
#153 Church Membership & Discipline (With Jonathan Leeman)
Cooper and Cary have words with 9Marks' Jonathan Leeman (@JonathanLeeman) about church membership and discipline. What are the pros/cons? Is it really necessary? And what actually happened when Leeman and Cooper shared a New Jersey hotel room that one time? (PS Sorry for Cooper's sound quality on this episode. He's been warned, and we have no further comments to make at this time.)Links:- Jonathan's book on membership: https://www.amazon.com/Church-Membership-Represents-Building-Churches/dp/1433532379/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1684263039&sr=8-4- Jonathan's book on church discipline: https://www.amazon.com/Church-Discipline-Protects-Building-Churches/dp/1433532336/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1684263039&sr=8-2- Desiring God article by Marshall Segal: https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/why-god-made-you-for-membershipAll of Life for GodThe All of Life for God podcast is an engaging and thoughtful collection of exclusive...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.Unlock extended ad-free episodes, advance access, a huge episode archive, and bonus content, by subscribing to Cooper & Cary+ on Apple Podcasts. Or get everything on C&C+, together with video, and access to the exclusive C&C Discord server, by becoming a Patron.Encouragement and/or open derision should be addressed here: cooperandcary@gmail.comProduction and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Beyond Our Galaxy.
50:15 5/18/23
#152 The Midlife Crisis
Cooper and Cary have extended words on a subject they are ideally placed to discuss: the midlife crisis. Have people always had them? How common are they? What are the causes? And is there a way of mitigating against them? LinksMidlife crisis is more than a theoryRoyal Society lectureJordan Peterson on the midlife crisisMidlife in the 2020s: Opportunities and ChallengesAll of Life for GodThe All of Life for God podcast is an engaging and thoughtful collection of exclusive...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.Unlock extended ad-free episodes, advance access, a huge episode archive, and bonus content, by subscribing to Cooper & Cary+ on Apple Podcasts. Or get everything on C&C+, together with video, and access to the exclusive C&C Discord server, by becoming a Patron.Encouragement and/or open derision should be addressed here: cooperandcary@gmail.comProduction and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Beyond Our Galaxy.
46:18 5/4/23
#151 Smuggling Jesus Back Into The Church (With Andrew Fellows)
Cooper is unwell, so Cary has words with pastor Andrew Fellows (formerly of L'Abri Fellowship) to talk about the significance of Francis Schaeffer. Also: what's gone wrong with the Church?Andrew's book: https://www.amazon.com/Smuggling-Jesus-Back-into-Church/dp/1789743435All of Life for GodThe All of Life for God podcast is an engaging and thoughtful collection of exclusive...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.Unlock extended ad-free episodes, advance access, a huge episode archive, and bonus content, by subscribing to Cooper & Cary+ on Apple Podcasts. Or get everything on C&C+, together with video, and access to the exclusive C&C Discord server, by becoming a Patron.Encouragement and/or open derision should be addressed here: cooperandcary@gmail.comProduction and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Beyond Our Galaxy.
49:33 4/20/23
#150 You Winsome? You Lose Some.
Cooper and Cary have words about the so-called "Winsomeness Wars". How should Christians speak to others, especially those who disagree with us? Is there a one-size fits all approach? And might "winsomeness" actually lose some?Background Articleshttps://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2022/november/moore-winsomeness-hostile-culture-fruit-spirit.htmlhttps://americanreformer.org/2023/01/the-winsomeness-wars/https://americanreformer.org/2022/10/sheep-wolves-and-fools/https://aaronrenn.substack.com/p/newsletter-3-the-history-of-the-churchhttps://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/be-winsome-and-persuasive/Background Podcastshttps://paulvanderklay.podbean.com/e/aaron-renn-s-three-worlds-of-evangelicalism-and-the-winsome-wars/https://dougwils.com/podcasts/plodcast/258-evangelical-winsomeness-2.htmlAll of Life for GodThe All of Life for God podcast is an engaging and thoughtful collection of exclusive...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.Unlock extended ad-free episodes, advance access, a huge episode archive, and bonus content, by subscribing to Cooper & Cary+ on Apple Podcasts. Or get everything on C&C+, together with video, and access to the exclusive C&C Discord server, by becoming a Patron.Encouragement and/or open derision should be addressed here: cooperandcary@gmail.comProduction and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Beyond Our Galaxy.
44:49 4/6/23
#149 England's Greatest Theologian? (With Lee Gatiss)
Was John Owen England's greatest theologian? The Puritan who preached to Parliament the day after the King of England was beheaded in 1649? Or is there another? And why is the English Civil War overlooked? Cooper and Cary Have Words with Rev Dr Lee Gatiss, Director of The Church Society.John Owen Daily Readings, edited by Lee Gatiss: https://amzn.to/42cXXNjThe Church Society: https://www.churchsociety.org/All of Life for GodThe All of Life for God podcast is an engaging and thoughtful collection of exclusive...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.Unlock extended ad-free episodes, advance access, a huge episode archive, and bonus content, by subscribing to Cooper & Cary+ on Apple Podcasts. Or get everything on C&C+, together with video, and access to the exclusive C&C Discord server, by becoming a Patron.Encouragement and/or open derision should be addressed here: cooperandcary@gmail.comProduction and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Beyond Our Galaxy.
48:51 3/23/23
#148 So Lonely
Cooper and Cary have words about the loneliness epidemic. What's with all those "our staff deserve respect" notices you see everywhere? What's the connection between loneliness and totalitarianism? And what on earth is demography anyway?CDC Report on Teen Girls' Loneliness: https://news.yahoo.com/cdc-teen-girls-experiencing-record-004736597.htmlThe Politics of Loneliness is Totalitarian: https://theweek.com/politics/1002095/the-politics-of-loneliness-is-totalitarianPaul Blackham talks to Glen Scrivener about the role church can play: https://youtu.be/Z0Atc6GQr1oAll of Life for GodThe All of Life for God podcast is an engaging and thoughtful collection of exclusive...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.Unlock extended ad-free episodes, advance access, a huge episode archive, and bonus content, by subscribing to Cooper & Cary+ on Apple Podcasts. Or get everything on C&C+, together with video, and access to the exclusive C&C Discord server, by becoming a Patron.Encouragement and/or open derision should be addressed here: cooperandcary@gmail.comProduction and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Beyond Our Galaxy.
45:09 3/9/23
#147 The Perseverance Of The Saints
Once saved always saved? Cooper and Cary have words about the perseverance of the saints.The Westminster Confession Of Faith on the Perseverance of the Saints.All of Life for GodThe All of Life for God podcast is an engaging and thoughtful collection of exclusive...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.Unlock extended ad-free episodes, advance access, a huge episode archive, and bonus content, by subscribing to Cooper & Cary+ on Apple Podcasts. Or get everything on C&C+, together with video, and access to the exclusive C&C Discord server, by becoming a Patron.Encouragement and/or open derision should be addressed here: cooperandcary@gmail.comProduction and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Beyond Our Galaxy.
53:51 2/23/23
#146 Is Hell Real? (With Dane Ortlund)
Cooper and Cary have words with best-selling author of Gentle and Lowly, and one of their favourite Ortlunds (@daneortlund), to ask, "Is Hell Real?"*Is Hell Real: https://9marks.myshopify.com/collections/new-releases/products/is-hell-realGentle and Lowly: https://amzn.to/3lkJxtuThe Admirable Conjunction of Diverse Excellencies in Christ Jesus (Sermon by Jonathan Edwards)(*other Ortlunds are available)All of Life for GodThe All of Life for God podcast is an engaging and thoughtful collection of exclusive...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.Unlock extended ad-free episodes, advance access, a huge episode archive, and bonus content, by subscribing to Cooper & Cary+ on Apple Podcasts. Or get everything on C&C+, together with video, and access to the exclusive C&C Discord server, by becoming a Patron.Encouragement and/or open derision should be addressed here: cooperandcary@gmail.comProduction and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Beyond Our Galaxy.
43:28 2/9/23
#145 How To Be Happy
What is happiness? Is there a difference between happiness, joy and contentment - biblically speaking? What are the obstacles to happiness? Turn that frown upside down, as Cooper & Cary have words.All of Life for GodThe All of Life for God podcast is an engaging and thoughtful collection of exclusive...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.Unlock extended ad-free episodes, advance access, a huge episode archive, and bonus content, by subscribing to Cooper & Cary+ on Apple Podcasts. Or get everything on C&C+, together with video, and access to the exclusive C&C Discord server, by becoming a Patron.Encouragement and/or open derision should be addressed here: cooperandcary@gmail.comProduction and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Beyond Our Galaxy.
52:34 1/26/23