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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 25, 2021

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas do what they always do and wander to and fro through a variety of topics:

  • Terrifying Eschatology, replete with white robes and guillotines
  • "A Thief In the Night"
  • Don't be caught doing ___ When Jesus returns
  • Men are pigs and women are virtuous (but also...


Feb 18, 2021

In this episode of The Happy Rant Podcast Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a single topic this time:

  • Why Christian leaders fall
  • Why other leaders last
  • The importance of the local church for leaders
  • The good and bad of aspiring to leadership
  • Aspiring to power instead of leadership
  • Is fame bad for us?


Feb 15, 2021

In this bonus Happy Rant episode, you get to hear John Piper read the foreword he wrote for Barnabas' s book "The Pastor's Kid."  Then Barnabas reads the first chapter of the book.

We are grateful to OneAudio for allowing us to use these selections from the audio book!


Feb 11, 2021

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas do what they always do and wander to and fro through a variety of topics. 

  • Which book covers of ours are our favorites?
  • Focus off the Family and Fanifestos
  • What products would various celebrity Christians pitch -  leadership webinars, yogurt, historical tours,...


Feb 5, 2021

In this episode of the Happy Rant Sports podcast Ted and Barnabas talk NBA and  the Super Bowl:

  • Our All-NBA Corpse team (players who are still going, but not really)
  • Our favorite bad NBA team of all time
  • Super Bowl prediction