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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.

Aug 13, 2019

In this episode of The Happy Rant podcast Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas do a deep dive breakdown of The Normal Pastors Conference because Ronnie got A PLENARY SESSION. They pose such questions as:

  • Who was the best dressed?
  • Who was the biggest diva?
  • What was the green room situation?
  • What is proper gift bag etiquette?


Aug 9, 2019

In this episode of The Happy Rant Sports podcast Ted and Barnabas preview the NFL season by comparing teams from each division to 90s hip hop and R&B tracks or artists. They determine the over rated, the under rated, the strong, the hyped, and more.

  • Milli Vanilli
  • Vanilla Ice
  • Boyz 2 Men
  • Outkast
  • SWV (Sisters with...


Aug 5, 2019

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas suss out the following topics:

  • What if Furtick starred in a Kendrick Brothers film?
  • What if Furtick was a rapper?
  • Josh Harris's deconstruction and deconversion
  • Carl Trueman's biting article about the YRR movement, fame, and the growing leader body count

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Aug 1, 2019

In this episode of The Happy Rant Sports Podcast Ted and Barnabas review the NBA off season by comparing NBA teams to Quentin Tarantino movies.

  • Which team is the disappointing Hateful 8?
  • Which team has the consistency and deep roster of Resevoir Dogs?
  • Which team is the overrated, overly popular Pulp Fiction?
  • Which team...


Jul 29, 2019

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas get more serious. They talk about Josh Harris's recent announcement that he and his wife are getting a divorce. In this episode the guys discuss:

  • The risk and foolishness of attaching public message and persona to private life
  • The tone (or tone deafness) of...