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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 30, 2017

In this episode of the Happy Rant Podcast Ted, Barnabas, and Ronnie rant about  this, that, and the other thing as usual.

  • Southern Politeness and passive aggressiveness
  • A new movement - #ImWithUs
  • Altrogge’s new podcast . . . again
  • Is ESV the new KJV only?
  • Women’s protesting - good, bad, or otherwise?

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Jan 23, 2017

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

  • Is the Babylon Bee ripping off our jokes?
  • How do we feel about satire in general?
  • Is Satire good for the Church and Christianity?
  • Playoff football observations and picks (once Ronnie heads out)


Jan 16, 2017

In this episode of the Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas sit down with a live studio audience of Union University Students to talk about life in college and share some sage advice. The areas of wisdom include:

  • Dating Advice
  • Perspective on stress
  • Finding identity
  • Mix Tapes or CDs
  • Creative endeavors
  • And of course a...


Jan 9, 2017

In an unusually tired and disinterested episode Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas rant half heartedly about the following:

  • TGCs response to women's MMA and Ronda Rousey
  • RHE's twitter fight with TGC about women's MMA
  • Proposed cage matches between TGC and various Twitter opponents
  • Books we started but did not finish

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Jan 2, 2017

In the first episode of what promises (we hope) to be a better year than last Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas discuss the following:

  • Trips to Israel
  • Jon Acuff's Tweet about Pastors' Kids leaving the faith because of too many Christmas services
  • 2016 and people's overwrought reactions to it
  • Various and sundry other wanderings