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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 29, 2021

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas (sans Ronnie) wander to and fro through a variety of topics:

  • Ted at summer camp
  • Finding the original hipster
  • Coffee and anxiety
  • Drisky thoughts
  • Fighting ego in ministry
  • Mullets and mustaches


Jul 22, 2021

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ronnie and Barnabas (sans Ted) wander to and fro through a variety of topics, particularly about being men of the cloth:

  • Writing process vs. sermon preparation
  • Finding your voice as a preacher
  • Unexpected things in ministry
  • Handling the lowliness of pastoring in all its...


Jul 15, 2021

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Ronnie, sans vacationing Barnabas, wander to and fro through a variety of topics:

  • Being the Annie F. Downs Enneagram podcast
  • Visual Theology, our new partner
  • Why reformed people love to attack reformed people
  • What is our responsibility in pastoral blowups?
  • How we feel about...


Jul 9, 2021

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie and Barnabas wander to and fro through one topic: Mark Driscoll.

  • Our reaction to the new podcast "The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill"
  • Our early reactions and responses when Driscoll got big
  • What made Driscoll so captivating to so many and turned others off
  • When we knew it was...


Jul 1, 2021

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

  • Books that are slogs to read
  • Carl Trueman the prophet
  • The new McCarthyism
  • Critical race theory the bogeyman
  • What we are reading and watching
  • Seminary killing the love of reading