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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: February, 2017
Feb 27, 2017

In this episode of The Happy Rant podcast Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas try something a little different with, um, indeterminate results. In honor of Stephen Altrogge's latest podcast they set out to do an episode of "only the better stuff" exceot that Ted's bad day gets in the way. In the end they discuss the following.

  • Creative funks
  • NBA Trade Deadline and NFL Draft
  • Live music
  • Books we like
  • Starting conversations with prominent theologians
  • NBA sports writing 
  • Memory foam mattresses

 

Feb 20, 2017

In this week's Happy Rant Podcast Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas riff on the following:

  • Thoughts on the Grammys and how they stack up to other awards shows
  • Why the Grammys are actually fun
  • Chance the Rapper's Christian (??) performance
  • Why white evangelicals all claim rap and love it so much now

Since we don't have a real sponsor in this episode Barnabas takes the chance to highlight his forthcoming book, The Curious Christian: How Discovering Wonder Enriches Every part of Life. Visit CuriousChristianBook.com to to take a fun little evaluation to see what kind of a curious person you are.  

Feb 13, 2017

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas rant about two very pressing topics (along with their usual tangents)

  • What does "redemptive" mean when people use it in talking about art?
  • Has "redemptive"  achieved the same level as "gospel" in terms of religious terms without meaning?
  • Would Spurgeon have been a famous preacher without his beard? 
Feb 9, 2017

In today's Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas break down the Super Bowl. Well, they break down the spectacle of the Super Bowl.

  • Lady Gaga's half time performance
  • Political commercials
  • Terrible commercials
  • A big comeback

 

Feb 6, 2017

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas (sans world traveler Ronnie) discuss the following.

  • Signing copies of our books at bookstores and leaving them on the shelf
  • Signing other people's books
  • Celebrity man crushes in movies, music, and sports
  • Postulation about Ronnie's celebrity man crushes 
Feb 1, 2017

In this special, mid-week release, Ted and Barnabas are sans Ronnie since he abhors sports. In this episode they discuss the upcoming Super Bowl with an emphasis on the following:

  • Barnabas's tortured history with the Atlanta Falcons
  • Favorite players on each team to watch, non-star edition
  • Why people do, but shouldn't, hate the Patriots
  • Coaching matchups - Shanahan's offensive genius vs. Belichick's matchup genius
  • Picks for the game
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