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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.

Dec 28, 2015

- Ronnie opens up about his post Christmas depression (PCD) 

- When should star athletes or performers retire - Peyton Manning, Kobe Bryant, Bono, Paul McCartney, etc.?

- What do we think about New Year's resolutions and if we make any, what are they?


Dec 21, 2015

- A brief argument about the merits of cats and dogs

- Will our hosts participate in the Star Wars hubbub? Is the hubbub worth all the trouble?

- What are we to do when guys like Jerry Falwell Jr. or Franklin Graham make outlandish statements in response to Muslim extremists?

- Why is gluttony an acceptable sin for...


Dec 13, 2015

- Ronnie may not be a "sports fan" but he does have one secret sports love

- Why do evangelical Christians feel so comfortable with Advent and celebrate it so much but kind of weird out about Lent?

- What's the deal with guilty pleasures? Why should anyone feel guilty about enjoying music or movies just because someone...


Dec 7, 2015

- Get Calvinist swag for Christmas

- The best (and worst) Christmas movies

- Holiday nostalgia

- Strange and wonderful Christmas traditions (especially at the Piper house)

 


Nov 29, 2015

- Why are some Reformed pastors viewed as A listers (Piper, Keller, Chandler) and other are B Listers?

- Who tweets more egregiously on game days, @BarnabasPiper or @JaredCWilson?

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