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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 28, 2020

In this episode of The Happy Rant the boys do what they always do and wander to and from through, well, just one topic: Ronnie Martin. Ted and Barnabas come with pressing questions they’ve always wanted to ask Ronnie regarding:

  • Honesty about glumness
  • Relating to a wife as an introspective Enneagram 4
  • How he met his...


Jul 22, 2020

In this episode Ted and Barnabas, sans Ronnie, do what they always do and suss out a variety of topics.

  • Ronnie and Jared C.'s engagement photo shoot
  • Middle aged photo fashion
  • The wives' roles in this tremendous photo
  • Bethel church solves racism with a movie quote


Jul 15, 2020

In this episode of The Happy Rant the boys do what they always do and wander to and from through, well, just one topic: Ted Kluck. Ronnie and Barnabas come with pressing questions they've always wanted to ask Ted regarding:

  • David Foster Wallace
  • Being an only child
  • Unexpected authoring success
  • Being wined and...


Jul 13, 2020

In this re-released episode we revisit a conversation from about three years ago when Ronnie interviewed Barnabas all about what it was like to be John Piper's son and then to go in in work and ministry in this weird reformed world. For those new to the show this is a great intro to Barnabas. For old-timers, we hope...


Jul 10, 2020

In this re-released episode we revisit a conversation from about three years ago when Barnabas interviewed Ronnie all about Ronnie's career as a musician. For those new to the show this is a great intro to Ronnie and a peek behind the CCM curtain. For old-timers, we hope you enjoy it again!