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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.

Oct 8, 2021

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

  • Dutch Adam & Eve
  • John Piper the punching bag
  • The Pied Piper Book (hit piece on Piper)
  • The Heresy Rant
  • The New Yorker tote bag flex
  • Other brand flexes

Mar 12, 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. 

  • A pastor calling out women for not looking good enough
  • The general pressure on women to look a certain way
  • Youth pastors and awkward sex talks
  • Seminary and sexuality teaching

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!

Dec 10, 2020

In this episode Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas do something a little different and make a BIG announcement: THEY ARE WRITING A HAPPY RANT BOOK!

They also discuss:

  • The excitement of our loved ones
  • Writing retreats
  • Lunch and launch
  • What we want this book to be


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!