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My name is Barry Cooper. I’m an author and speaker who works as Director of Product Development at Christianity Explored Ministries. I’ve also contributed writing to The Gospel Coalition, 9Marks, ExploreGod and Christianity Today. Future Perfect, Present Tense is a collection of my articles and blog posts.
I was born and raised in Epsom, Surrey. While I was supposed to be studying English Language and Literature at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, what I actually did was lots of sketch-based comedy and stand-up (with my own shows and also The Oxford Revue). I then trained as an actor at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, and appeared on stage in various places, including Shakespeare’s Globe and the National Theatre. I also co-ran a theatre company for seven years.
In May 2010, I completed an MA in Christian Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago. More recently, I spent five months interning with Mark Dever at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington DC.
I now live in London, and was part of the core team that helped to plant Trinity West church in Shepherd’s Bush.
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