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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.

Jul 31, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ronnie and Barnabas suss out the following topics while Ted makes his way back from a glorious week at camp.

  • Firing people for old mistakes (like bad tweets), and never giving them a chance to make things right
  • Why is every non fiction book, especially Christian ones, 30% too...


Jul 24, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas rant about, discuss, muse, and otherwise explore about the following:

  • The ordination process for Ronnie (which consists of dozens of pages of paper writing, an oral exam, and probably a sabbatical or three)
  • The Mr. Rogers phenomenon - why is everyone so...


Jul 16, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas range from the horrific to the humorous in discussing the following:

  • Jennifer Wright’s horrific tweet supporting Roe v. Wade and illicit sex, and weird emojis
  • How do we feel about professional athletes guest preaching at churches?
  • Where did all the summer...


Jul 9, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas range from ministry to vocation to entertainment in discussing the following:

  • How does one minister to people who are hurting over something we think is dumb (like LeBron leaving Cleveland)?
  • What are the best and worst summer jobs we've had?
  • Who are actors who...


Jul 6, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Sports Ted and Barnabas discuss all sorts of sports stuff including:

  • Baseball lifers, especially Doug Drabek and the Jackson Generals
  • Cranky old man responses to ballpark shenanigans
  • Judd Apatow's 86 Mets 30 for 30 (and Apatow in general)
  • NBA Draft recap