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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 29, 2019

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas get more serious. They talk about Josh Harris's recent announcement that he and his wife are getting a divorce. In this episode the guys discuss:

  • The risk and foolishness of attaching public message and persona to private life
  • The tone (or tone deafness) of...


Jul 23, 2019

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Barnabas, and Ronnie discuss another round of Drisky business after Driscoll's latest inflammatory comments.

  • Playing right into Driscoll's master plan
  • Revising history about the relative crappiness of Calvinism
  • Daddy issues and. projecting on the Young, Restless, and Reformed...


Jul 15, 2019

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out some very important topics:

  • DRISKY BUSINESS - Driscoll offers signed sermon manuscripts to followers
  • The phenomenon of Stranger Things and why people love it so much
  • How Church folks will find gender issues in Stranger Things or anything else
  • 80's vs....


Jul 9, 2019

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

  • Barnabas's transition to be a . . . MAN OF THE CLOTH
  • How Ronnie's Enneagram 4 self will handle not being the only Man of the cloth
  • Losing friends when you switch jobs
  • How pastors greet their congregations
  • Church etiquette for...


Jul 1, 2019

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Ronnie vamp about nostalgia:

  • Being defined and shaped by nostalgia
  • Are covers of songs better or worse?
  • Conjuring up joy and ordering the past as idyllic, and creating an anchor
  • Paul Newman, Hollywood superstar
  • Chasing dreams and having hope