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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 24, 2018

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

  • The ordination process for Ronnie (which consists of dozens of pages of paper writing, an oral exam, and probably a sabbatical or three)
  • The Mr. Rogers phenomenon - why is everyone so...


Jul 16, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas range from the horrific to the humorous in discussing the following:

  • Jennifer Wright’s horrific tweet supporting Roe v. Wade and illicit sex, and weird emojis
  • How do we feel about professional athletes guest preaching at churches?
  • Where did all the summer...


Jul 2, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie and Barnabas do what they always do and wander to and fro through the following topics:

  • Patriotic church services
  • Restaurants and businesses refusing service
  • A couple new restaurant ideas built around refusing service
  • Worship songs that ruin portions of the Bible


Jun 28, 2018

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

  • Chris Pratt's viral speech at the MTV Generations award in which he PRESENTED THE GOSPEL . . . maybe a little bit, or something kind of possibly akin to it if you listened close.
  • The recent hubub and controversy over a Women of Color...


Jun 18, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Barnabas, and Ronnie go a different direction with the podcast than normal. This episode is more serious and somber and reflective than normal. They discuss the following:

  • The suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade and the outpouring of response, especially by...