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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.

Aug 27, 2018

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

  • How do we trust past content from fallen leaders?
  • Where have all the timeless books gone?
  • How will history view today's leaders?
  • Justin Bieber reads The Meaning of Marriage?
  • What is Tim Keller's taste in pop music?


Aug 6, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas range from the ridiculous to the ecumenical in discussing the following:

  • The Gospel Coalition's recent article about food having gender and complementarity
  • Actors aging ungracefully, especially Tom Cruise insisting on doing only action films at age 56
  • Should...


Jul 9, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas range from ministry to vocation to entertainment in discussing the following:

  • How does one minister to people who are hurting over something we think is dumb (like LeBron leaving Cleveland)?
  • What are the best and worst summer jobs we've had?
  • Who are actors who...


Jun 11, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted is marooned in rural Alabama at a home school writing conference and Ronnie's internet is on the fritz, but the boys make it work. Well, Ted and Barnabas do. They discuss the following.

  • Why have so many pastors gotten so fixated on being fit? Is this a good thing? Is it as weird as...


Jun 4, 2018

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas do a little conversational roaming over a variety of topics including:

  • What would be the perfect worship service?
  • What is the best summer they've ever had?
  • Ridiculous requests they've gotten at work