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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.

Feb 27, 2017

In this episode of The Happy Rant podcast Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas try something a little different with, um, indeterminate results. In honor of Stephen Altrogge's latest podcast they set out to do an episode of "only the better stuff" exceot that Ted's bad day gets in the way. In the end they discuss the...

Feb 20, 2017

In this week's Happy Rant Podcast Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas riff on the following:

  • Thoughts on the Grammys and how they stack up to other awards shows
  • Why the Grammys are actually fun
  • Chance the Rapper's Christian (??) performance
  • Why white evangelicals all claim rap and love it so much now

Since we don't have a real...

Feb 13, 2017

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas rant about two very pressing topics (along with their usual tangents)

  • What does "redemptive" mean when people use it in talking about art?
  • Has "redemptive"  achieved the same level as "gospel" in terms of religious terms without meaning?
  • Would Spurgeon have...

Feb 9, 2017

In today's Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas break down the Super Bowl. Well, they break down the spectacle of the Super Bowl.

  • Lady Gaga's half time performance
  • Political commercials
  • Terrible commercials
  • A big comeback


Feb 6, 2017

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas (sans world traveler Ronnie) discuss the following.

  • Signing copies of our books at bookstores and leaving them on the shelf
  • Signing other people's books
  • Celebrity man crushes in movies, music, and sports
  • Postulation about Ronnie's celebrity man crushes