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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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Feb 19, 2018

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

  • What kind of people actually like the Winter Olympics?
  • What are our Enneagram numbers and what the heck do they mean?
  • What are the worst worship songs and a couple good hymns too?
Feb 12, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas hash out the following as they do:

  • Kevin DeYoung's VERY TGC article about the Enneagram
  • How people weaponize the Enneagram
  • When a woman brings a man to women's Bible Study as a "hot date"
  • Super Bowl spectacle and half time show
Feb 6, 2018

In this episode of Happy Rant Sports Ted and Barnabas hone in on the Super Bowl, but not the game itself (since this was recorded before) but on the trappings and history of the game. And they get into other sporty stuff too.

  • Why are conservative churches so weird about the Super Bowl?
  • What are our favorite Super Bowl Moments?
  • How miserable must Blake Griffin be after that trade?
  • A book recommendation
Feb 5, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas take on some recent hot and pressing topics.

  • Steven Furtick preaches about claiming and naming gates while ling on a futon.
  • John Piper makes the evangelical social media explode with an article about female Seminary professors
  • Various and important pet peeves - including being called "bro" and people using personalized hashtags
Jan 29, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas hash out the following.

  • Ronnie at Leisure including dinner, watching football, rollerblading, watching ballet, and talking about his feelings
  • Their feelings about all things "motivational"
  • Morgan Freeman's protests of an anatomically correct SAG award
Jan 22, 2018

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

  • Drisky Business involving speaking in tongues and a college QB
  • Awkward over-Christian responses to a normal question
  • Responding to a missile crisis
  • Ronnie's love for Francis Chan

 

Jan 18, 2018

In this episode of Happy Rant Sports Ted and Barnabas dig into the following sports topics.

  • Ted plays "Blake Bortles Apologist" in which he tries to defend the Jaguar's QB and compares him to other current QBs
  • The Vikings INSANE win over the New Orleans Saints and Barnabas's roller coaster ride as a Vikings fan
  • A brief preview of the NFC and AFC Championship games
  • Recommended books on NBA basketball
Jan 15, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas tackle three pressing issues.

  • A list came out of the Top 100 Evangelicals, so of course we had to judge, parse, and otherwise discuss it.
  • Carman, the iconic CCM artist, has moved into life coaching.
  • Why do pastors love the phrase "moralistic therapeutic deism"
Jan 9, 2018

In the inaugural episode of HAPPY RANT SPORTS Ted Kluck and Barnabas Piper discuss the following.

  • What is the correlation between strong QB names and being a strong QB?
  • What QB prospects have the best names this year? (hint: nobody named "Josh")
  • Why is everyone sleeping on Lamar Jackson?
  • NFL Playoffs
Jan 8, 2018

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

  • Pastors marketing sermons series and a Twitter dustup between Barnabas and a few of them
  • All the New Years stuff we didn’t do and what New Years looks like for old dudes
  • What do you do when you don’t like a friend’s creative work?
Jan 5, 2018

Well, was it? Ronnie and Barnabas discuss.

Jan 4, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant - the first of 2018 - Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas start the year strong by ranting about the following.

  • New Year's Revelations - Instead of resolving to to do something the hosts reveal something they need to get off their chest or admit.
  • Which books we did not read or finish in 2017
  • One resolution we wish reformdom would make and keep in 2018
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