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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 27, 2017

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas riff on the following:

  • Feedback from kind fans
  • Justin Bieber cancelling a tour for the sake of planting a church
  • What kind of church planter would Bieber be?
  • The worst messages we've ever preached.
  • The awkwardness of altar calls (especially at messages...

Jul 24, 2017

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas do what they always do - taken the quirks and oddities of evangelicalism and culture.

  • Acts 29, famous for aggressive manly preachers and faux lumberjacks hosted a gala at a nice hotel
  • Why do Pastor's need special retreats and vacations?
  • What are our personal...

Jul 20, 2017

In this episode of the Happy Rant Podcast Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas exhibit their breadth and depth of ranting ability by tackling the week's most pressing topic and a few that are rather mundane too. 

  • Eugene Peterson and the Merritt-orious interview
  • Why do people insist on just writing him off?
  • What are People Even...

Jul 13, 2017

In this episode of the Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas overcome the challenges of worldwide and domestic travel to bring you the typical ranty goodness.

  • Churches and patriotic church services
  • The reformed church tradition of anti-patriotism
  • Barnabas holding the door for Paul Giamatti
  • Other celebrity...

Jul 3, 2017

In this episode of The Happy Rant podcast the hosts are all back together again for a delightful reunion. They find their stride and get right back to discussing pressing topics like the following:

  • What's with the therapy episodes (as per a former host)?
  • Why do reformed folks LOVE Ben...