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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 19, 2018

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

  • What kind of people actually like the Winter Olympics?
  • What are our Enneagram numbers and what the heck do they mean?
  • What are the worst worship songs and a couple good hymns too?
Feb 12, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas hash out the following as they do:

  • Kevin DeYoung's VERY TGC article about the Enneagram
  • How people weaponize the Enneagram
  • When a woman brings a man to women's Bible Study as a "hot date"
  • Super Bowl spectacle and half time show
Feb 6, 2018

In this episode of Happy Rant Sports Ted and Barnabas hone in on the Super Bowl, but not the game itself (since this was recorded before) but on the trappings and history of the game. And they get into other sporty stuff too.

  • Why are conservative churches so weird about the Super Bowl?
  • What are our favorite Super Bowl Moments?
  • How miserable must Blake Griffin be after that trade?
  • A book recommendation
Feb 5, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas take on some recent hot and pressing topics.

  • Steven Furtick preaches about claiming and naming gates while ling on a futon.
  • John Piper makes the evangelical social media explode with an article about female Seminary professors
  • Various and important pet peeves - including being called "bro" and people using personalized hashtags
Jan 29, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas hash out the following.

  • Ronnie at Leisure including dinner, watching football, rollerblading, watching ballet, and talking about his feelings
  • Their feelings about all things "motivational"
  • Morgan Freeman's protests of an anatomically correct SAG award
Jan 22, 2018

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

  • Drisky Business involving speaking in tongues and a college QB
  • Awkward over-Christian responses to a normal question
  • Responding to a missile crisis
  • Ronnie's love for Francis Chan

 

Jan 18, 2018

In this episode of Happy Rant Sports Ted and Barnabas dig into the following sports topics.

  • Ted plays "Blake Bortles Apologist" in which he tries to defend the Jaguar's QB and compares him to other current QBs
  • The Vikings INSANE win over the New Orleans Saints and Barnabas's roller coaster ride as a Vikings fan
  • A brief preview of the NFC and AFC Championship games
  • Recommended books on NBA basketball
Jan 15, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas tackle three pressing issues.

  • A list came out of the Top 100 Evangelicals, so of course we had to judge, parse, and otherwise discuss it.
  • Carman, the iconic CCM artist, has moved into life coaching.
  • Why do pastors love the phrase "moralistic therapeutic deism"
Jan 9, 2018

In the inaugural episode of HAPPY RANT SPORTS Ted Kluck and Barnabas Piper discuss the following.

  • What is the correlation between strong QB names and being a strong QB?
  • What QB prospects have the best names this year? (hint: nobody named "Josh")
  • Why is everyone sleeping on Lamar Jackson?
  • NFL Playoffs
Jan 8, 2018

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

  • Pastors marketing sermons series and a Twitter dustup between Barnabas and a few of them
  • All the New Years stuff we didn’t do and what New Years looks like for old dudes
  • What do you do when you don’t like a friend’s creative work?
Jan 5, 2018

Well, was it? Ronnie and Barnabas discuss.

Jan 4, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant - the first of 2018 - Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas start the year strong by ranting about the following.

  • New Year's Revelations - Instead of resolving to to do something the hosts reveal something they need to get off their chest or admit.
  • Which books we did not read or finish in 2017
  • One resolution we wish reformdom would make and keep in 2018
Dec 18, 2017

In this episode of The Happy Rant, Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas muster all the holiday spirit they can manage and bring you a Christmas miracle. Or at least a Christmas episode.

  • One thing you’d wish for as a gift this year
  • Feelings on Christmas Eve services?
  • Best Christmas movie
  • Best childhood gift
Dec 11, 2017

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas hit the following topics:

  • Online dating, finding that perfect someone, and whether "Happy Rant Listener" is the perfect dating profile
  • Movies we've seen lately and our opinions of them
  • Great acting careers and *not* great acting careers

 

Dec 4, 2017

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas fix some problems, discuss others, and dream big.

  • What would we change about the Thanksgiving holiday if we could (aside from the menu, obviously)?
  • What's with people's obsession with the British royal family and their marital or baby status?
  • If we could be prince how would we roll?
  • Why do pastors plagiarize sermons?
Nov 27, 2017

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas hash out some pressing topics ranging from holiday celebrations to serious church matters.

  • What three interesting or famous people would you like to have Thanksgiving dinner with?
  • What item would get you out of bed at midnight to brave the Black Friday Crowds?
  • Should we be waiting in fear for sexual harassment allegations to be exposed in evangelicalism? What will that look like?
Nov 20, 2017

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ronnie Martin misses his chance for an epic flu game and sits this one with the pukes. That means Ted and Barnabas take on the following topics.

  • Why are complementarian men so bad at talking about women even when they are trying to be supportive and respectful?
  • Which is Worse? A game in which two bad things are compared and we determine which is worse.
  • What we are thankful for
Nov 13, 2017

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas are back in the studio but still riding high off Live in Louisville. They rant about the following.

  • Jared C.'s twitter spat with Carl Lentz
  • What is satire? (A question we were forced to answer by a recent misunderstanding about Dougy Wilson)
  • Highlights (and low lights) from Live in Louisville
Nov 6, 2017

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas have climbed the mountain, achieved greatness, MADE PODCASTING HISTORY. It is the third of three episodes from Live in Louisville where they gathered with 80 of their closest friends for sheet cake, coffee, and decadence as well as conversation about a whole variety of topics. This episodes features a Q&A with listeners and HUGE announcement.

We’d like to thank our sponsors who helped make this event happen, provided give-aways, and supported our efforts – David C. Cook publishers, The Christian Standard Bible, Lagares Roasters Coffee, and Missional Wear.

Nov 3, 2017

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas have climbed the mountain, achieved greatness, MADE PODCASTING HISTORY. It is the second of three episodes from Live in Louisville where they gathered with 80 of their closest friends for sheet cake, coffee, and decadence as well as conversation about a whole variety of topics.

We’d like to thank our sponsors who helped make this event happen, provided give-aways, and supported our efforts – David C. Cook publishers, The Christian Standard Bible, Lagares Roasters Coffee, and Missional Wear.

Oct 30, 2017

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas have climbed the mountain, achieved greatness, MADE PODCASTING HISTORY. It is the first of three episodes from Live in Louisville where they gathered with 80 of their closest friends for sheet cake, coffee, and decadence as well as conversation about a whole variety of topics. 

 

Oct 23, 2017

In this episode of the Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas do as they do and get a little reflective, a little curmudgeonly, a little sarcastic, a little meta, and a little fun. They discuss the following.

  • What is one thing we would change about the holidays?
  • Why even do a podcast if everyone with a social security number is now doing one?
  • What is a favorite childhood memory we always come back to?
Oct 16, 2017

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

  • The other Jarrid Wilson
  • Assigning pulpits to preachers
  • What Ted judges people for
  • If we could write a regular column in one publication all time, what would it be?
  • What we're reading

 

Oct 9, 2017

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

  • Pastor's making points about hell and eternity when guys like Hugh Hefner die
  • How do we describe a person we like? Do we go the celebrity route of "delightful" or "lovely"? Or do we go the "good guy" route?
  • What do we judge other people for enjoying? 
Oct 2, 2017

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas hash out some important issues while Ronnie continues his never ending tour of working class cities.

  • Protesting during the national Anthem - people's responses, false accusations, and more
  • Are the protests ruining football?
  • Jemele Hill's comments about Trump and how politics have crossed into entertainment media
  • BUT NO FOOTBALL TALK

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