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The Happy Rant

Barnabas Piper, Ted Kluck, and Ronnie Martin cheerfully - if sarcastically - rant about all the things that don't matter all that much (and some that do).
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Now displaying: January, 2016
Jan 25, 2016

In this episode you'll notice something new. That intro, so hot right now. We also rant about a few things.

  • What books would be awesome if they were made into movies? And which ones might be  . . . not awesome?
  • What effect is all this helicopter parenting having on kids? Will they be productive members of society? Will they be any earthly good?
  • What's the deal with charities functioning as business? Or is it businesses using charity to market? Why can't charities just be charities? 
Jan 18, 2016

Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas take on listener-submitted "would you rather questions such as the following: 

  • Would you rather talk predestination with a college undergrad or a Kindergartener?
  • Would you rather only be able to wear 90's Christian t-shirts or have to sport a man bun?

  • Would you rather have sat courtside to see Michael Jordan or have been in the front row for Michael Jackson?

These are just a sampling, so tune in for the full, tense, agonizing discussion. 

Jan 11, 2016

In this episode we try something a little different. Since Ted co-authored a book several years ago called  "Why We're Not Emergent" and since the key players in the Emergent movement keep rearing their heads we figured we'd do a "where are they now?" episode.

We follow up on Rob Bell, Mark Driscoll, Doug Pagitt, Dan Kimball, and Brian McLaren to see what they're doing now, what are they teaching now, and what their current hair styles might be. 

We also get an important update from Ronnie on when the heck we'll get a new intro some we can lay the current one to rest with proper honors. 

Jan 6, 2016

- Why are all the Christian singers good looking? Can't ugly people sing too? And what does this tell people about what it takes to be a successful Christian?

- At what point does a pastor's social media posts about his ministry excitement become overkill? 

- A discussion of the proliferation of year-end book lists on blogs - helpful, braggy, or something else?

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