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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 27, 2017

In this episode of The Happy Rant Podcast Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas discuss one of the most pressing issues facing the church: the awkwardness of pastors in restaurants.

  • Calling servers by name

  • Asking how to pray for servers

  • Praying endlessly

  • Which famous pastor would be the most likely to be this way? 

Mar 20, 2017

Yes, we know the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament are over, but don't you wish you knew how Ronnie picked games? This is how, this entire episode. Just as importantly we have an important announcement about our partnership with laggers Roasters. 

  • Ronnie hates sports
  • Ronnie picks games
  • Ted and Barnabas give...

Mar 13, 2017

In this episode of The Happy Rant Podcast Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas hit on their subjects - Evangelical controversies and conferences.

  • Barnabas gives a recap of two of the weirdest Christian conferences
  • Why do Christians insist on being the best marketing vehicle for things they hate . . . like The Shack?
  • Is it really...

Mar 6, 2017

In this episode of The Happy Rant podcast Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas are back to their usual rantiness. All is well again and the evangelical world has delivered subjects on a sterling silver platter.

  • Who is Michael Gungor and why is everyone so enraged at his tweets?
  • We will indeed be offering Happy Rant Coffee in the...

Mar 2, 2017

In a departure from the norm, this episode is not all three hosts ranting about whatever they dang well please. Instead you will get to hear a free chapter from Barnabas Piper's new book, The Curious Christian: How Discovering Wonder Enriches Every Part of Life. Barnabas did the reading himself, and while he's no Jon...