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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.

Dec 10, 2019

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas do the same thing we do every year and let Ronnie be Father Ronnie Kringle Christmas King of the Yuletide while Ted and Barnabas play along.

  • Presents we wish for but would never buy
  • Ronnie's Christmas book club
  • the best gift we've ever received
  • Vulnerability...


Dec 4, 2019

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out the following topics and make a couple announcements:

  • The Saddleback Leather give away winners
  • When and how to give away our own books as an author
  • What we are watching and reading these days
  • High quality church t-shirts


Nov 27, 2019

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Barnabas, and Ronnie are all very on their respective brands as they discuss the following:

  • Taking heat for a previous episode
  • Ted's apology
  • The place of humor in disagreement and criticism
  • The Man, Delorian
  • The risk of personality
  • How we each ruin episodes


Nov 20, 2019

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out a potent tweet telling us how to "recover the Christian home." Topics include:

  • A different kind of new math
  • Education choices
  • Parental involvement in school
  • Cooking and meal provision
  • Family worship


Nov 13, 2019

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

  • Piper's issues with Kanye's album
  • Consumer goods as planks in your platform
  • Enjoyment vs. persona
  • Smugness as the currency of the day
  • Vulnerability Voice