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The Happy Rant podcast is a conversation which Barnabas Piper, Ted Kluck, and Ronnie Martin cheerfully (if sardonically) rant about all the things that don’t matter all that much and some things that do. Too much Christian interaction with culture is angry and vitriolic, so these three bring the humor, pith, and occasional irreverence to bear on it. They rant about church, culture, sports, the arts, entertainment, and occasional nonsense in a manner listeners enjoy and wish they could be part of too.

Jul 16, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas range from the horrific to the humorous in discussing the following:

  • Jennifer Wright’s horrific tweet supporting Roe v. Wade and illicit sex, and weird emojis
  • How do we feel about professional athletes guest preaching at churches?
  • Where did all the...


Jul 9, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas range from ministry to vocation to entertainment in discussing the following:

  • How does one minister to people who are hurting over something we think is dumb (like LeBron leaving Cleveland)?
  • What are the best and worst summer jobs we've had?
  • Who are actors who...


Jul 6, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Sports Ted and Barnabas discuss all sorts of sports stuff including:

  • Baseball lifers, especially Doug Drabek and the Jackson Generals
  • Cranky old man responses to ballpark shenanigans
  • Judd Apatow's 86 Mets 30 for 30 (and Apatow in general)
  • NBA Draft recap


Jul 2, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie and Barnabas do what they always do and wander to and fro through the following topics:

  • Patriotic church services
  • Restaurants and businesses refusing service
  • A couple new restaurant ideas built around refusing service
  • Worship songs that ruin portions of the Bible


Jun 28, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas rant about the following:

  • Chris Pratt's viral speech at the MTV Generations award in which he PRESENTED THE GOSPEL . . . maybe a little bit, or something kind of possibly akin to it if you listened close.
  • The recent hubub and controversy over a Women of Color...