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The Happy Rant

Barnabas Piper, Ted Kluck, and Ronnie Martin cheerfully - if sarcastically - rant about all the things that don't matter all that much (and some that do).
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Apr 14, 2015

In this episode, Stephen, Ted, and Barnabas rant about: All the goodness from The Gospel Coalition Conference, including who is rising and who is falling, fashion choices, and gospel drinking games. They also read the Chastity Virtue Wiki entry, and discuss whether we need so many types of Bibles.

Apr 6, 2015

In this episode of The Happy Rant, Stephen, Ted, and Barnabas discuss: The good, bad, and ugly of Easter, including why holiday meals are so overrated. A new game called “Fire, Hire, or Excommunicate”. And whether or not Christians should be pursuing their dream jobs. 

Apr 2, 2015

In this episode, Stephen, Ted, and Barnabas cheerfully rant about: Whether you can really judge a book by it’s cover (including many Amish fiction books), Christian apparel (t-shirts, WWJD bracelets), and the release of Ted’s latest book. 

Mar 26, 2015

In this episode, Stephen, Ted, and Barnabas talk about: Whether kids should watch rated R movies and listen to secular music, when it’s appropriate to leave your church, and whether teams should troubled players. 

Mar 18, 2015

In this episode, Stephen, Ted, and Barnabas discuss: Creflo Dollar’s brilliant to buy a plane, Creflo Dollar’s real name, the organic food craze, and our current reading and listening. 

Mar 11, 2015

In this episode, Stephen, Ted, and Barnabas prove that the NFL isn’t the only draft in town. They build their own pastoral super teams through the first ever Pastoral Draft. Let’s just say Barnabas goes for a risky pick. 

Mar 5, 2015

In this episode we talk about: Our favorite and least favorite worship songs, unchurched people consuming Christian media, and whether or not we should place expectations on our children. 

Feb 28, 2015

In this episode, Stephen, Ted, and Barnabas cheerfully rant about:

A recent online tiff between Stephen and Ted. The tension escalates in the episode!
Whether Christians should boycott things. 
The ridiculous yoga pants debate. 
Feb 24, 2015

In this episode, Stephen, Ted, and Barnabas rant about: When are you really ready to write a book? Is it okay to buy your way onto the New York Times Best Seller List? Is the everyone wins mentality in sports really a good thing for our kids? 

Feb 13, 2015

In this episode, Stephen, Ted, and Barnabas cheerfully rant about:

When humor becomes sinful. 
The good, bad, and ugly of when old movies get remade. 
Are the Puritans awesome, or are they overrated? 
Feb 7, 2015

In this week’s episode, Stephen, Ted, and Barnabas cheerfully rant about:

  • The hilarious agenda of The Happy Rant evangelical sell-out cruise. 
  • Did the Seahawk’s make a stupid call in the Superbowl. 
  • The best and worst Superbowl commercials. 
Jan 29, 2015

In this episode, Stephen, Ted, and Barnabas cheerfully rant about:

  • Our excitement over our first podcast sponsor!
  • Whether news sources like Fox News are really news sources at all. 
  • Deflated footballs.
  • Pastors we’d actually enjoy hanging out with. 
Jan 20, 2015

In this episode, Stephen, Ted, and Barnabas cheerfully rant about:

  • Stephen gets Ted’s “gut check” reactions to a number of spontaneous subjects. 
  • Is Peyton Manning’s career over after yet another playoff loss?
  • Does it matter where Mark Driscoll ends up? 
  • Our favorite podcasts. 
Jan 20, 2015

In this episode, Stephen, Ted, and Barnabas cheerfully rant about:

  • Stephen gets Ted’s “gut check” reactions to a number of spontaneous subjects. 
  • Is Peyton Manning’s career over after yet another playoff loss?
  • Does it matter where Mark Driscoll ends up? 
  • Our favorite podcasts. 
Jan 15, 2015

In this episode of The Happy Rant, Stephen, Ted, and Barnabas cheerfully rant about:

 
Athletes we would love to have on our team but would probably want to fight if they were on the other team. Whether or not we need to respond to every online controversy. 
The problem with focusing on platform building.
Jan 2, 2015

In this episode of The Happy Rant, Stephen, Ted, and Barnabas cheerfully rant about:

  • The good, bad, and ugly of making New Year's resolutions. 
  • Our favorite books and albums of 2014. 
  • What to make of the Jim Harbaugh to Michigan fiasco. 
Dec 3, 2014

In this episode, Stephen, Ted, and Barnabas cheerfully rant about:

  • What really matters in the young earth creation debate. 
  • The increasing explosion of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. 
  • The Ever Increasing Onslaught of the Christmas Season
Nov 18, 2014

In this episode, Stephen, Ted, and Barnabas discuss:

  • What biographies are really worth reading, and why some biographies stink. 
  • Is it okay to root for a sports team who is made up of unsavory characters?
  • What determines whether or not a book will actually last. 
Oct 30, 2014

In this episode, Stephen, Ted, and Barnabas rant about:

  • Ted's brilliant new book, MEGA, which is a satire of all things platform related. 
  • Whether Christian conferences actually do any good. 
  • The relationship between Christians and Halloween
Oct 29, 2014

In this episode of The Happy Rant, Stephen, Ted, and Barnabas rant about:

  • Should a young person get a tattoo? What if that young person is a pastor's kid? 
  • Is the Democratic party anti-God? Why does John MacArthur refer to them as anti-God?
  • When should a parents let their kids start dating? 
Oct 12, 2014

In this episode of The Happy Rant, Stephen, Ted, and Barnabas discuss:

  • Whether there is any place for publicity stunts in the church. (Think Ed Young!!!)
  • Whether or not the nature of "scandals" in the church has changed in the last 20 years. 
  • Why everyone is so obssessed with the apocalypse.
Oct 1, 2014

In this episode, Stephen, Ted, and Barnabas discuss:

  • The Lecrae phenomenon, including Lecrae's #1 Billboard album. 
  • The Left Behind reboot, and Nicholas Cage movies in general. 
  • How to make wise media choices with our kids. 
  • And many other brilliant topics. 
Sep 20, 2014

In this episode, Stephen, Ted, and Barnabas rant about:

  • Our response to our first piece of semi-hate mail. 
  • Does social media turn everything into a contest? 
  • Is it good advice to tell kids to follow their dreams? 
  • Fiction worth reading...
Sep 1, 2014

In this episode, Stephen, Ted, and Barnabas discuss:

  • The Reformed world's obssession with craft beer and tobacco. 
  • The pros and cons of keeping your small children with you during the sermon. 
  • The good, bad, and ugly of heaven tourism books. 
Aug 22, 2014

In this episode, Stephen, Ted, and Barnabas cheerfully rant about:

  • Ted's best streetfighting techniques
  • The Johnny Manziel Debut 
  • Our favorite productivity hacks
  • Our writing strategies and systems
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