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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.

Jan 9, 2020

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

  • What are our hopes or expectations for 2020? do we have any?
  • New Year's Parties
  • Christianity Today's Trump editorial and place in evangelicalism
  • The love of magazines and the future of them


Dec 26, 2019

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

  • Barnabas gives a breakdown of the Dave Ramsey Christmas party (EXTRAVAGANZA!)
  • Why are so many men weeping? What's the difference between weeping and crying?
  • What do we do with toxic people in our lives? How do we tell...


Dec 17, 2019

In this episode of The Happy Rant Barnabas interviews Ted and Ronnie about their exceptional and exceptionally not famous dads.

  • Where'd they come from?
  • What did they do?
  • How did they support creative/artist sons?
  • How did they handle spiritual stuff for the family?


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