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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.

Jul 15, 2019

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out some very important topics:

  • DRISKY BUSINESS - Driscoll offers signed sermon manuscripts to followers
  • The phenomenon of Stranger Things and why people love it so much
  • How Church folks will find gender issues in Stranger Things or anything else
  • 80's vs....

Jul 9, 2019

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

  • Barnabas's transition to be a . . . MAN OF THE CLOTH
  • How Ronnie's Enneagram 4 self will handle not being the only Man of the cloth
  • Losing friends when you switch jobs
  • How pastors greet their congregations
  • Church etiquette for...

Jul 1, 2019

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Ronnie vamp about nostalgia:

  • Being defined and shaped by nostalgia
  • Are covers of songs better or worse?
  • Conjuring up joy and ordering the past as idyllic, and creating an anchor
  • Paul Newman, Hollywood superstar
  • Chasing dreams and having hope

Jun 26, 2019

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas discuss parenting at large, including:

  • Brawling at baseball games
  • Our style of little league parenting
  • The danger of living vicariously through kids
  • Do chores harm kids?
  • The best days of our lives


Jun 17, 2019

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

  • Are writers ever finished?
  • Motivation vs. Inspiration
  • Being nervous or self-conscious as a writer
  • Standing out as a creative person
  • Creativity vs. art
  • The artistry of John Wick