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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.

Aug 13, 2018

In this unique episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a single topic - the epic work of Frank McKinney. Who is that, you ask? We are here to tell you. Frank McKinney:

  • Is the author of multiple books in multiple genres, including one he created.
  • Is a Real Estate Artist known for...


Aug 6, 2018

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

  • The Gospel Coalition's recent article about food having gender and complementarity
  • Actors aging ungracefully, especially Tom Cruise insisting on doing only action films at age 56
  • Should...


Aug 2, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Sports podcast Ted and Barnabas tackle the following:

  • Johnny Manziel was traded to to the Montreal Alouettes and looks like he'll get a chance to start!
  • NFL Training Camp story lines and predictions
  • The madness of NBA free agency, especially Lebron James and Kawhi Leonard


Jul 31, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ronnie and Barnabas suss out the following topics while Ted makes his way back from a glorious week at camp.

  • Firing people for old mistakes (like bad tweets), and never giving them a chance to make things right
  • Why is every non fiction book, especially Christian ones, 30% 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...