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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.

Mar 19, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant, Ted and Barnabas continue to slog through Ronnie's sabbatical and bring you their best. This week they rant about the following:

  • Breaking down kiddo, bud, sport, champ, man, bro, and other names men call each other
  • Are bullies so bad? Why does every freak out about them?
  • Writers block...


Mar 12, 2018

While weathering Ronnie's absence, Ted and Barnabas discuss the following:

  • An apology
  • White reformed college dude life
  • Bad movies that we love
  • What we are reading


Feb 26, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ronnie is sabbaticaling with all his leisurely might, so Ted and Barnabas step up to discuss the following:

  • The infamous ski run that was exactly what Ted hoped for
  • The Black Panther - sorting through they hype and discussing why the movie is actually really good an important
  • How to...


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...


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...