Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

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.

May 29, 2017

In this episode of the Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie and Barnabas actually explore some rather unhappy topics.

  • The rising trend of college students walking out of their own commencement.
  • When America is as healthy and wealthy as it has ever been why are there SO many books and messages being offered about...


May 19, 2017

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

  • Negative reviews left on iTunes - apparently we are arrogant, dismissive, left-leaning, nominal Christians. And we discuss things that don't matter.
  • Barnabas Recaps the Boyce College commencement
  • If one gets invited to speak at a...


May 15, 2017

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Barnabas, and Ronnie take on some tricky topics and some nostalgic ones too.

  • How does one talk circumcision with kids when reading the Bible?
  • Ronnie tells of his epic childhood vacations to the Astro motel.
  • Barnabas taks about family vacations to denominational meetings and to...


May 8, 2017

In this episode of The Happy Rant podcast Ted, Barnabas, and Ronnie respond to some listener feedback and answer a couple pressing questions.

  • Are we simply "mean girls, except reformed guys" as one disgruntled former listener said?
  • Why do people feel compelled to announce their departure from a free source of...


May 1, 2017

In this episode of The Happy Rant Podcast Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas do what they do - rant about a couple things that only sort of matter and a few things that do too.

  • What is it that drives us to unfollow people online?
  • When can people leave church?
  • Why do pastors get called to larger, better churches but congregants...