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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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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
Aug 16, 2014

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

  • The strange version of manhood invented by Mark Driscoll that basically involved being Braveheart. 
  • Why homeschooling is better than public school. Or vice versa. Or Christian school. 
  • Why so many Christians feel guilty about spending money. 
Aug 7, 2014

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

  • How to parent your kids...when your kids are being as annoying as HECK!
  • The strangeness of Ray Rice only getting a two game suspension for beating his girlfriend unconscious.
  • What our favorite novels are, and why.
Aug 4, 2014

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

  • The craziness of the celebrity pastor phenomen.
  • The big brou-ha-ha going down in Mark Driscoll's church.
  • And the unfortunate fate of Tony Dungy. 
Jul 28, 2014

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

  • The hypocrisy in Cleveland surrounding the Lebron James move. 
  • Ted's new book, which is coming out soon. 
  • Being a mercenary in the Christian publishing industry.
Jul 23, 2014

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

  • The general public reaction to Barnabas' new book. 
  • Worship songs and worship leader looks that need to be retired. 
  • Nicknames for each of us. 
  • Movies that get better the more you watch them. 
Jul 9, 2014

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

  • Where is there so little quality Christian fiction being written?
  • Should soccer be considered an American sport? 
  • Why is everyone suddenly caught up in being gluten free, wheat free, sugar free, etc.?
Jun 30, 2014

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

  • Do we really need all these different study Bibles? Do we really a Duck Dynasty Study Bible? 
  • John Piper is going to be touring with Lecrae. If we could tour with any band, who would it be? 
  • Do evangelicals actually help sell more awful books by getting into such a hissy fit when awful books are published? 
  • Does is seem like the World Cup is being shoved down our throats more this year than in previous years? 
Jun 7, 2014

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

  • All the silly phrases which Christians use, and how we need to be aware of how those phrases sound to others. 
  • Is there any inherent value to "authenticity"?
  • Are Christians becoming more known for what they're against, than what they're for? 
  • Do blog controversies actually matter? 
May 31, 2014

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

  • Is it a waste of time to play video games, watch sports, and participate in other hobbies? 
  • The most iconic sports images of all time.
  • The worst questions interviewers ask authors. 
  • Is ghost writing good or bad? 
  • Why do millenials get blamed for everything when we were raised by baby boomers? 
May 27, 2014

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

  • Is there any reason to be on social media? 
  • The hilarious differences between raising boys and girls. 
  • What makes for a good book cover?
  • Ted's opinion of his own book covers.
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