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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.

Jan 25, 2016

In this episode you'll notice something new. That intro, so hot right now. We also rant about a few things.

  • What books would be awesome if they were made into movies? And which ones might be  . . . not awesome?
  • What effect is all this helicopter parenting having on kids? Will they be productive members of society? Will...


Jan 18, 2016

Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas take on listener-submitted "would you rather questions such as the following: 

  • Would you rather talk predestination with a college undergrad or a Kindergartener?
  • Would you rather only be able to wear 90's Christian t-shirts or have to sport a man bun?

  • Would you rather have sat courtside to...


Jan 11, 2016

In this episode we try something a little different. Since Ted co-authored a book several years ago called  "Why We're Not Emergent" and since the key players in the Emergent movement keep rearing their heads we figured we'd do a "where are they now?" episode.

We follow up on Rob Bell, Mark Driscoll, Doug Pagitt,...


Jan 6, 2016

- Why are all the Christian singers good looking? Can't ugly people sing too? And what does this tell people about what it takes to be a successful Christian?

- At what point does a pastor's social media posts about his ministry excitement become overkill? 

- A discussion of the proliferation of year-end book lists...