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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: May, 2017
May 29, 2017

In this episode of the Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie and Barnabas actually explore some rather unhappy topics.

  • The rising trend of college students walking out of their own commencement.
  • When America is as healthy and wealthy as it has ever been why are there SO many books and messages being offered about fighting dissatisfaction? What are people so dissatisfied with?
  • What's with the rising trend of people responding "F*** _____" to anything or anyone they don't like - cancer, politicians, terrorists, etc.?

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May 19, 2017

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

  • Negative reviews left on iTunes - apparently we are arrogant, dismissive, left-leaning, nominal Christians. And we discuss things that don't matter.
  • Barnabas Recaps the Boyce College commencement
  • If one gets invited to speak at a Commencement does that mean he has arrived?
  • We share books, music, movies, and TV shows we've been enjoying recently

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May 15, 2017

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Barnabas, and Ronnie take on some tricky topics and some nostalgic ones too.

  • How does one talk circumcision with kids when reading the Bible?
  • Ronnie tells of his epic childhood vacations to the Astro motel.
  • Barnabas taks about family vacations to denominational meetings and to visit amily
  • Another round of What Are People Even Doing?

 

May 8, 2017

In this episode of The Happy Rant podcast Ted, Barnabas, and Ronnie respond to some listener feedback and answer a couple pressing questions.

  • Are we simply "mean girls, except reformed guys" as one disgruntled former listener said?
  • Why do people feel compelled to announce their departure from a free source of entertainment?
  • What does "calling mean" and why do people use it so frequently?
  • Tim Tebow won an award . . . for being an author. So of course we ranted about it.

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May 1, 2017

In this episode of The Happy Rant Podcast Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas do what they do - rant about a couple things that only sort of matter and a few things that do too.

  • What is it that drives us to unfollow people online?
  • When can people leave church?
  • Why do pastors get called to larger, better churches but congregants can't?
  • A really poor choice in photographs by some seminary professors

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