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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.

Mar 26, 2019

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas wander to and fro through many topics while Ronnie handles his business elsewhere as a pastor (you know, his real job). They discuss the following.

  • Signing bibles at speaking events
  • Our saddest book signing experiences
  • Pastoral walk-up music (like baseball players or...


Feb 26, 2019

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

  • Ronnie's pursuit of log cabin living
  • Uniforms for the rumored Spurgeon College basketball team
  • Coaches for the rumored Spurgeon College basketball team
  • Designing the ideal one-off worship service
  • How accents affect preaching
  • Good Will...


Feb 19, 2019

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas rant about various and sundry topics including:

  • Journalism conferences
  • Illfit Khakis - a new company for pastors
  • Subversive Jeans - a new brand for church planters
  • Angel investors and Angel of Death investors
  • Axe throwing and bacon eating at men's...


Feb 12, 2019

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ronnie and Barnabas chop up church stuff while Ted is off in meetings. They discuss:

  • Why do people even go to attractional churches?
  • Branding and Brand representatives for churches
  • What's the future of the mega church?
  • What is the next church trend that starts with good intentions and...


Feb 6, 2019

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas, sans, Ronnie, discuss the best ideas for pastors starting business inspired by Matt Chandler's steak company

  • Pastor Fashion
  • Religious Tourism
  • Indy Theater
  • Cleaning products
  • Men's grooming
  • Office Furniture
  • Symbolic religious Gifts
  • AND MORE