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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.

Oct 31, 2016

In this episode Ted Kluck, Ronnie Martin, and Barnabas Piper rant about pressing and sundry topics such as:

  • Bourbon, Beards, and Bibles - i.e. the Sojourn pastor's conference and Ronnie's hipster festivities there.
  • Casting Ronnie as a small town mayor in the newly minted show Designated Person. The listener suggestions...


Oct 24, 2016

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

  • Is Wayne Grudem the Brett Favre of politics?
  • In the spirit of the previously popular #FirstSevenJobs, what were our early jobs?
  • Church Networks vs. Denominations
  • What exactly is an Evangelical Free church?


Oct 17, 2016

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Barnabas, and Ronnie go a different direction than usual. Instead of bouncing from topic to topic they hone in on this debacle of an election America is facing. 

  • Trump: The worst candidate ever
  • How in the name of all that is good can anyone defend Donald Trump?
  • How "Locker room...


Oct 10, 2016

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ronnie returns from his pilgrimages and quests to hoping Ted and Barnabas for a riveting discussion of important and timely topics.

  • Should we be our children's friends and buddies? Should parents be a "parent, not a friend"? Is there middle ground?
  • It's Halloween season (yes, it now...


Oct 3, 2016

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas discuss a number of pressing topics while Ronnie tries to find himself in the Alleghenies or some such place.

  • We received some rather scathing criticism via email this week. What is the best way to respond to such shots fired?
  • Tim Tebow is playing baseball which means...