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The Happy Rant

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Barnabas Piper, Ted Kluck, and Ronnie Martin cheerfully - if sarcastically - rant about all the things that don't matter all that much (and some that do).

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Episode #396 - A New Metric for Reformedom, Big Families, and Ministry Families on Social Media

June 30th, 2022

27:00

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

1. A new metric for measuring reformedom
2. The general reformed lack of social skills
3. Kids as missional output …

Episode #395 - No Enthusiasm and Nothing to Talk About

June 23rd, 2022

42:42

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

1. Ted is so glum he’s bad at being glum
2. Are church planters just small business owners?
3. Everyone keeps doing …

Episode #394 - Vegas, Top Gun, Movie Stars, and More

June 16th, 2022

44:42

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

1. Ted’s Vegas vibe
2. The Top Gun phenomenon and nostalgic keggers
3. Is Miles Teller a movie star?
4. The Tom …

Episode #393 - Pastoring Through Crises

June 9th, 2022

48:06

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ronnie and Barnabas, sans Vegas-going Ted, wander to and fro through a variety of topics. Or really just one: …

Episode #392 - Parenting Older Kids and When Religious Institutions Should Just Go Away

June 2nd, 2022

48:57

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

1. Generational differences in parenting
2. Honesty in parenting vs. giving the impression of perfection
3. …

Episode #391 - Leaving Twitter, Missing Old Fashioned Discourse, and Back to School

May 26th, 2022

53:07

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

- Why should anyone stay on Twitter?
- Why …

Episode #390 - The New Radio, Why We Write, and Lifting Up Younger Generations

May 19th, 2022

51:25

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

1. Podcasts as the new radio
2. If there are so many writers and books, why do we keep doing it?
3. Writing …

Episode #389 - The Last Laugh: Regrettable Choices, Ministry Mistakes, and Holy Kisses

May 12th, 2022

49:35

In this episode of The Happy Rant, Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics as posed by our listeners LIVE from New Albany, Indiana leading up to the final T4G conference:

1. Fan encounters …

Episode #388 - The Last Laugh: Writing Advice, Marriage Advice, and The D.Min Life

May 5th, 2022

47:43

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics LIVE from New Albany, Indiana leading up to the final T4G conference:

1. Church decor and interesting instruments

Episode #387 - The Last Laugh: T4G Retrospective and the Future of Reformedom

April 28th, 2022

39:00

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics LIVE from New Albany, Indiana leading up to the final T4G conference:

1. A T4G retrospective of our favorite …

Episode #386 - Disappearing Youth Pastors, Pastoral Communication, and the Gaming Life

April 21st, 2022

46:58

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

1. Where have all the youth pastors gone?
2. Are church planters the new youth pastors?
3. Are pastors …

Episode #385 - The Hillsong Implosion, Lavish Lifestyles, and Pastoral Bullying

April 14th, 2022

39:35

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

1. How is selling out going?
2. The Hillsong controversy (implosion) and pastoral lavish lifestyles
3. What level …

Episode #384 - The Slap, The Oscars, and a Reformed Royal Rumble

April 7th, 2022

40:28

In this episode of the Happy Rant Ted Kluck, Ronnie Martin, and Barnabas Piper wander to and fro through a variety of topics:

1. Gauging our Oscars interest
2. Is Will Smith an actual movie star?
3. The Slap: our takes on …

Episode #383 - Please Allow Us to Introduce Ourselves

March 31st, 2022

37:42

In this episode of the Happy Rant Ted Kluck, Ronnie Martin, and Barnabas Piper wander to and fro through a variety of topics:

1. Who we are, a brief introduction for new listeners
2. What we love about podcasting together

Episode #382 - Goodbye, Independence

March 24th, 2022

42:43

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics: Moving from sweet freedom to being corporate sell outs Our upcoming train wreck of a live show A podcast prenup …

Episode #381 - Tiny Houses, The Suburbs, and Small Town Church Planting

March 17th, 2022

35:51

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas (sans Ronnie) wander to and fro through a variety of topics: Big changes coming Photos of shoes in airports Tiny houses. Why? Suburban living vs. urban living The …

Episode #380 - Metaverse Church, Generational Names, and Outgrowing Funny

March 11th, 2022

37:51

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics: Metaverse church campuses and whether the metaverse will ruin church Book publishing in the metaverse (we want …

Episode #379 - The Art of Pastoring Post-Covid

March 3rd, 2022

33:34

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ronnie and Barnabas (sans Ted) wander to and fro through a variety of topics. Well, really just one topic: Channeling Jared C. Wilson What is different about pastoring in a world …

Episode #378 - #AmWriting, Writing Personas, and Pastoral Personality Types

February 25th, 2022

38:40

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics: Honest book promo interviews Gestating books The vibe, persona, and desire of #AmWriting Perfectionism vs. …

Episode #377 - Saving Evangelicalism, Hero Worship, and Young People's Passion

February 18th, 2022

36:56

In this episode of the Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas (sans Ronnie) wander to and fro through a variety of topics: The David Brooks NYT piece about …

Episode #376 - Aldi Enthusiasts, Anti-Sports Personas, and Social Media Misery

February 11th, 2022

46:49

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas (sans Ronnie Tarmac) wander to and fro through a variety of topics: Why we love Aldi, from friendly employees to real human interactions over carts Ronnie's Super Bowl …

Episode #375 - Old Theological Debates, Twitter Warriors, Theobros, and Pinko Commies

February 3rd, 2022

49:06

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics: Reliving the 80s through theological …

Episode #374 - Aging Out,Teaching Teens, and Getting Back to Normal

January 27th, 2022

58:10

In this episode of the Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics: What is the age ceiling on "visioneering"? Publishing trends in pastoring books Leading and teaching teens - are we too …

Episode #373 - Weather Muscles, Sonesta Select, and Pastors at Restaurants

January 21st, 2022

42:24

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a varity of topics: Hearth time Know it all kids and the …

Episode #372 - Keeping up with the Gainses and Matt Damon's Fashion

January 13th, 2022

47:22

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics: Chip and Joanna Gaines are the original …

Episode #371 - Christmas Movies, Carols, and 2022 Predictions

December 23rd, 2021

33:26

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics: Diehard, the Christmas movie: our takes …

Episode #370 - Hallmark Thinkpieces and Cruise Ship Vibes

December 14th, 2021

39:17

In this episode of the Happy Rant podcast Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics: The perks of ruddiness Ronnie's think piece on Hallmark Movies Ted's tenure and Taylor Swift Takes …

Episode #369 - Taylor Swift, Sound Guys, and Everyone is Anglican

December 3rd, 2021

46:09

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ronnie and Barnabas Wander to and fro through a variety of topics: Ronnie's new music Middle aged men fanboying over Taylor Swift Taylor Swift, the Beth Moore of pop music The sound …

Episode #368 - New Website, Khaki Pants, and Downton Abbey

November 24th, 2021

38:35

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics: Our brand new website and merchandise A silk shirt weekend with Josh McDowell Blazers and Khakis, the academic …

Episode #367 - Drisky Business, Cracker Barrel Christians, and Reformed Mingle

November 18th, 2021

41:37

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

Episode #366 - Writing Voice, If We Could Not Fail, and Spousal Appreciation

November 15th, 2021

46:34

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie and Barnabas wander to and fro through three topics, specifically through 3 Patreon episodes: How do …

Episode #365 - Writing Fame, MLMs for Men, and Side Hustles

November 4th, 2021

36:20

In this episode of The Happy Rant Podcast Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics: Gospel Project writing fame What …

Episode #364 - The Last T4G, Listener Questions, and Resurrecting Vince Vaughn

October 28th, 2021

49:24

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics: The final T4G - but why? And How are we feeling about it? A Piper name drop of the Rise and Fall of Mars Hill …

Episode #363 - Leadership, Brand and Finding Margin

October 14th, 2021

42:37

In this episode of The Happy Rant Podcast Ted and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics: The demographic of people who use "margin" …

Episode #362 - The Pied Piper and Heresy Rant

October 8th, 2021

34:42

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 …

Episode #361 - The Ohio Episode (from Guardians to Photo Shoots)

September 30th, 2021

40:12

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics: The evolution of khakis (and dressing our …

Happy Rant LIVE, Part 3 - Listener Q&A

September 17th, 2021

1:04:40

In this LIVE episode of the Happy Rant, recorded at the First Baptist Church of Hurst, Texas, Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics, all provided by listeners. They range from meeting …

Happy Rant LIVE, Part 2 - Baptistries, Baptism, the Gentrification of Souls, and the Whitest Things

September 13th, 2021

50:20

In this LIVE episode of the Happy Rant, recorded at the First Baptist Church of Hurst, Texas, Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics: Our amazing hosts Breaking down baptistries …

Happy Rant LIVE, Part 1 - Church Aesthetics, Buddies with Beth Moore, and Reformed "Us Weekly"

September 10th, 2021

40:59

In this LIVE episode of the Happy Rant, recorded at the First Baptist Church of Hurst, Texas, Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics: Hot or Not - 90s mega church aesthetics, being …

Episode #360 - Let's Talk Deconstruction

August 27th, 2021

45:43

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics: The Josh Harris deconstruction kits What parts of deconstruction might be good What we get wrong about …

Episode #359 - Fathering, Feelings, and Field of Dreams

August 19th, 2021

33:04

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics: Moving your kid into college How sadness about …

Episode #358 - Self-Promotion vs. Self-Awareness

August 12th, 2021

43:48

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics: TV size as a personality statement Donald Miller and car promotions Loss of social cues when making marketing …

Episode #357 - Funny Again, Shyamalan Takes, and Weird Kid Names

August 5th, 2021

47:21

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics: Why aren't we funny any more? M. Night Shyamalan takes and opinions - awesome or garbage? Jared C. the …

Episode #356 - Summer Camp, Coffee, Anxiety, and Ministry Ego

July 29th, 2021

44:35

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 …

Episode #355 - Men of the Cloth

July 22nd, 2021

49:14

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 …

Episode #354 - Reformed on Reformed Violence and Woody Allen Films

July 15th, 2021

42:44

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 …

Episode #353 - The Driscoll Episode

July 9th, 2021

47:19

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 …

Episode #352 - Book Slogs, CRT, and What We're Enjoying

July 1st, 2021

47:55

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 …

Episode #351 - Glossary of Terms

June 24th, 2021

38:58

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics, but this time it's a little different. This time they go through a glossary of podcast terms and slang from …

Episode #350 - Parenting Teens, Creativity, Southern Decor vs. Hipster Decor

June 17th, 2021

41:09

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics: Ronnie the outdoor cat Writing is a young or old …

Episode #349 - Constitutional Bibles and Security Details

June 10th, 2021

28:41

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

Episode #348 - Small Church Pastors, Ghost Writing, and Offensive Celebrations

June 1st, 2021

41:34

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: Ronnie the retreat designer Ignored small church pastors Ghost writing is terrible …

Episode #347 - The Dating Episode

May 20th, 2021

50:58

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas do what they always do and wander to and fro through a variety of topics: Where did casual dating go? The effects of "I Kissed Dating Goodbye" Why's it so hard to ask …

Episode #346 - Ted the Pop Artist and Pastor Plagiarism

May 13th, 2021

44:46

In this episode Ted and Barnabas do what they always do and wander to and fro through a variety of topics: Ted's venture into being a pop artist A …

Episode #345 - Anoraks, Dominion Dating, and Luncheons

May 7th, 2021

32:39

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: The Erwin McManus high end clothing line Dominion Dating Erwinians The Oscars …

Episode #344 - Sarcasm, Cynicism, and Single Christian Men

April 29th, 2021

31:54

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas do what they always do and wander to and fro through various topics: How do we keep sarcasm and humor from becoming cynicism and negativity? Are there single …

Episode #343 - Fetishizing Deconstruction and Gossip vs. Christian Reporting

April 22nd, 2021

34:36

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: Cattle flexing Christians fetishizing the stories of others leaving the faith …

Episode #342 - Vegas, the Reformed Rat Pack, and Satan Nikes

April 15th, 2021

32:54

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: The Covid family travel experience Vegas and virtue signaling TGC's lineup and …

Episode #341 - Writing Process and Writing Advice

April 12th, 2021

37:38

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie and Barnabas do something a little different. It's actually two short episodes that had previously been released to our Patreon supporters. The first is a conversation about …

Episode #340 - The Destin Sessions, Part 2: Any Given Sunday, Nerd Twitter, and the Blazer Ethos

April 1st, 2021

58:02

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. EXCEPT IT'S …

Episode #339 - The Destin Sessions, Part 1: LaCroix, Beth Moore, and the End of a Steak Era

March 25th, 2021

43:37

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. EXCEPT IT'S …

Episode #338 - Regrets, We've Had a Few

March 18th, 2021

40:41

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: Things we regret Things we wish we'd done differently  Things we know God used, but …

Episode #337 - Pastors and Trophy Wives

March 12th, 2021

33:10

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 …

Episode #336 - DC Talk, Peaky Blinders, and Punching People into Salvation

March 4th, 2021

36:41

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Barnabas, and Ronnie do what they always do and wander to and fro through a variety of topics: Morning radio personas Ronnie knows nothing of DC Talk Toby Mac as a Peaky Blinder …

Episode #335 - Crazy Biblical Teachings From Our Youth

February 25th, 2021

44:48

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 …

Episode #334 - When Christian Leaders Fall

February 18th, 2021

45:29

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 …

BONUS EPISODE: John Piper Joins the Podcast (To Do Some Reading)

February 15th, 2021

20:28

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 …

Episode #333 - Book Covers and Christian Celebrity Product Pitches

February 11th, 2021

31:34

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 …

Episode #332 - Little Debbie, Good Conferences, and Speciesism

February 5th, 2021

49:29

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 wealth of …

Episode #331 - How It Started, How It's Going

January 28th, 2021

41:24

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 by answering how it started and how it's going about: This show Writing Ted on social …

Episode #330 - Shame and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

January 22nd, 2021

42:18

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: How is 2021 going? Finding validation in work New swag and alternate uniforms Ronnie …

Episode #329 - Tchotchke Book Marketing, Opportunism, and Awomen

January 14th, 2021

49:28

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

Episode #328 - Old Man Stuff and Purpose Driven Malls

January 7th, 2021

45:28

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: Old man sleep patterns and witch doctor remedies Bad restaurant experiences Mall …

Episode #327 - Christmas Cards, Photo Shoots, and Inspiration

December 31st, 2020

36:49

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: Ronnie's Christmas card photo shoot Christmas card ethoses CHOOSE YOUR HARD CHOOSE …

Episode #326 - Online Conferences, The Happy Rant Book Awards, and Drisky Business

December 23rd, 2020

36:24

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: Making peace over book lists since one of the hosts made the cut Life changing …

Episode #325 - Book Lists, Reformed Tribalism, and Minimalist Nativities

December 17th, 2020

46:08

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted Ronnie, and Barnabas do what they always do and wander to and fro through various topics: Shut out from year-end book lists (again) Book list tribalism The borders of the TGC tribe …

Episode #324 - The Happy Rant Book

December 10th, 2020

40:00

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 …

Episode #323 - 3 Burning Questions

December 4th, 2020

50:44

In this episode of The Happy Rant podcast Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas do what they always do. Well, sort of. They actually share three of the bonus Patreon episodes they've been releasing in which they answer the …

Episode #322 - Ira Glass, Dougie Fresh, and a Robot Reading

November 25th, 2020

40:58

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

Episode #321 - Echo Chambers, Echo Canyons, and Novel Writing

November 19th, 2020

35:47

In this episode of The Happy Rant Podcast Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas do what they always do and wander to and fro through a variety of topics: An update on yoda tweeting Blurbing Echo Island Left Behind rip offs The …

Episode #320 - The New Nooma, Thought Crimes, and Some Quarter November

November 12th, 2020

36:44

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, this time all from a single video: No Quarter November, brought to us by Doug Wilson …

Episode #319 - Disappointing Parents and Disappointed Gen X

November 5th, 2020

42:59

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: Ronnie and the Dodgers Disappointing our parents Rebel Ronnie and creativity That …

Episode #318 - Craft Stores, Glue Guns, and All Things 80s Moms

October 29th, 2020

45:46

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. Well, in this case mostly just one, their moms: Childhood memories of mom Dads …

Episode #317 - Aquatic Churches, Movie Genres, and Parenting Advice

October 20th, 2020

45:14

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: The best movie …

Episode #316 - Reformed Masculinity, Snake Handlers, and Pastoring Skills

October 13th, 2020

43:19

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

Episode #315 - Politics are Terrible and Everyone is Mad

October 6th, 2020

34:25

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas do what they always do, well sort of. They wander to and fro through mostly one topic, …

BONUS EPISODE: Hoping For Happiness

October 1st, 2020

18:35

In this episode of The Happy Rant you'll get to listen to a free chapter from the audio book of Hoping for Happiness, the newly released book by …

Episode #314 - Book Promotion, Slapdash Podcasting, and Taking Ourselves Seriously

September 30th, 2020

41:20

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: Why don't publishers market books any more? How authors promote books Podcasters …

Episode #313 - Handsomeness, Show Ponies, and Christopher Nolan

September 24th, 2020

41:14

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas do what they always do and wander to and fro through various topics: Caring about being handsome The benefits of being handsome Show pony professors The Jared …

Episode #312 - Gen Z, Fallwell, and False Yoda Work

September 17th, 2020

45:24

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: Woke Ted …

Episode #311 - Childhood Books, Christian Schools, and an Enneagram Argument

September 9th, 2020

1:08:05

In this episode of the Happy Rant Ronnie and Barnabas do what they always do and wander (lots of wandering) to and fro through a variety of topics: C.S. Lewis the closet Calvinist Favorite childhood books Childhood …

Episode #310 - Barnabas Piper on the Hot Seat

September 2nd, 2020

39:36

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

Episode #309 - Listener Q&A (Part 2)

August 28th, 2020

48:52

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas do what they always do and wander to and fro through various topics . . . with a twist. These are all listener questions and suggestions. Favorite music Re-living …

Episode #308 - Listener Q&A (Part 1)

August 21st, 2020

1:03:57

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas do what they always do and wander to and fro through various topics . . .with a twist. These are all listener questions and suggestions. Ted's Gilmore Girls adoration …

Episode #307 - A Celebrity Wedding and the World's End

August 17th, 2020

42:11

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas do what they always do and wander to and fro through various topics: Barnabas's celebrity riddled wedding Ronnie's twitter burner account Ennegaram 4's …

Episode #306 - House Churches, Interesting A-Listers, and COVID Makes Us Sad

August 10th, 2020

53:22

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Ronnie (sans honeymooning Barnabas) do what they always do and wander to and fro through various topics: Metaxas burns woke twitter to the ground with white Jesus J.D. Greear …

Episode #305 - Ronnie Martin is on the Hot Seat

July 28th, 2020

41:51

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 …

Episode #304 - An Important Photo Opp and Magically Solving Racism

July 22nd, 2020

40:19

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 …

Episode #303 - Ted Kluck is on the Hot Seat

July 15th, 2020

43:59

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 …

THE WAY BACK MACHINE: Having a Famous Pastor Dad

July 13th, 2020

49:49

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 …

THE WAY BACK MACHINE: Ronnie Martin's CCM Tales From the Road

July 10th, 2020

1:05:59

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 …

THE WAY BACK MACHINE: The Ted Kluck Story

July 10th, 2020

1:07:03

In this re-released episode we revisit a conversation from about three years ago when Barnabas interviewed Ted all about Ted's life and career, especially his writing career. For those new to the show this is a great …

Episode #302 - Fecund Culture War Strategies and Complementarian Jerks

July 2nd, 2020

43:43

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas (sans Ronnie) do what they always do and wander to and fro through a variety of topics: OUR NEW …

Episode #301 - Artsy Personalities and the Creative Process

June 24th, 2020

39:02

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Ronnie (sans Barnabas) wander to and fro through a variety of topics: Record making vs. book writing …

Episode #300 - Aging, Wise, and Bespoke

June 17th, 2020

51:58

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas do what they always do and wander to and fro through various topics: Ronnie turns 50 Perspectives on aging - realism, enjoyment, and expectations What do we …

Episode #299 - Solving America

June 9th, 2020

43:25

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas sort of do what they always do and wander to and fro through a few select topics: What …

Episode #298 - Foreign Films, Book Flexes, and Defending Karens

June 4th, 2020

40:10

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: Still crushing our lock down days A Foreign language film flex How criticism and …

BONUS EPISODE: The English Game

June 3rd, 2020

52:28

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Ronnie do anglophile things and discuss another British drama to their hearts' content.

Episode #297 - Judas, That Was Mediocre

May 27th, 2020

42:58

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: Ronnie's computer situation Lying about church size Hipster nurseries How to …

Episode #296 - Joint Facebook Accounts, Pastors and Tech, and Book Deals

May 19th, 2020

1:02:36

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas do what they always do and suss out a variety of topics: Piper went on an Enneagram podcast Joint Facebook Accounts Doing church outside Online church …

Episode #295 - THE MOST IMPORTANT PODCAST

May 7th, 2020

52:51

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas do what they always do and wander to and fro through various topics: We we don't record …

Episode #294 - Zoom Personas, Yachtsmen, and Tom Cruise Roles

April 28th, 2020

1:04:56

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas do what they always do and wander to and fro through the following topics: Various Zoom …

Episode #293 - Aggravating People, New Villains, and Built-In Bookshelves

April 21st, 2020

43:17

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas do what they always do and wander to and fro through the sussing out of a variety of topics: Who we're aggravated at these days? We need a new villain these …

Episode #292 - Quarantine Best Practices

April 16th, 2020

57:51

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out the following topics: Quarantine Side hustles and skills Different Types of …

Episode #291 - Fetishizing Farming, Homeschool Dadding, and American Idealism

April 7th, 2020

46:43

In this episode of the Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out the following topics: The rise of chicken raising How Americans fetishize …

Bonus Episode - Quarantine Favorites

April 3rd, 2020

23:12

In this BONUS episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas offer up some favorites during this interminable quarantine: Shows Music Movies Books

Episode #290 - Difficult Personality Types, The Enya-gram, and Certifications

March 30th, 2020

37:07

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out the following topics: Ronnie Zooming in Khakis Which personality types are the …

Episode #289 - Threats to the Yoda King, Who has Extra Time, and Church from A Distance

March 24th, 2020

41:26

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out the following topics: The cancellation of conferences, even T4G When everyone …

Episode #288 - Coronavirus, Bad Speaking Venues, a Humor Quarantine

March 12th, 2020

53:48

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out the following topics: Midtown Live is coming up Coronavirus is ruining …

Episode #287 - Christian Cynicism, The Irishman, and Pellets of Recognition

March 6th, 2020

50:38

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Ronnie suss out some very pressing topics such as: The Liturgists and the coolness of mocking Christian …

Episode #286 - The Manliest Man, Not Funny Enough, and Francis Chan's Career Arc

February 26th, 2020

40:26

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out the following: Ronnie's brush with Beth Moore fame The manliest man on the …

Episode #285 - The Oscars, Axe Throwing, and Crazy Speeches

February 18th, 2020

41:56

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out, well, a bunch of random stuff: Depressing movies with Trogges The Oscars in …

Episode #284 - The Thrill is Gone: Dealing with Disappointment

February 12th, 2020

37:42

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Ronnie suss out how to handle disappointment in life, work, and creativity Not doing the jobs we expected Moving on from hopes and dreams of creative endeavors Finding new …

Episode #283 - Remembering Kobe and Public Grief

January 31st, 2020

1:02:22

In this episode Ted and Barnabas take a more somber tone to remember the life of Kobe Bryant and reflect on how people grieve publicly. Our initial response to hearing the news of Kobe's death The Mamba mentality and …

Episode #282 - The Bravery Episode

January 28th, 2020

47:05

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out some very important aspects of bravery: What is bravery in today's culture? …

Episode #281 - Writing and Significant Others, Reformed Guys and War Movies, and Shaking Trump's Hand

January 21st, 2020

44:51

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out a variety of topics and set the record straight on a few things: Do we require our significant others to read everything we write? Is it even worth …

Episode #280 - Wedding Planning, Babylon Bee Controversy, and Shiplap for Days

January 15th, 2020

41:45

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out the following very important matters: Wedding planning and choosing an …

Episode #279 - 2020 Anticipation, Christianity Today, and The Future of Magazines

January 9th, 2020

48:31

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out the following: What are our hopes or expectations for 2020? do we have any? New …

Episode #278 - Ramsey Christmas Party, Weeping Men, and Toxic People

December 26th, 2019

42:01

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out the following pressing matters: Barnabas gives a breakdown of the Dave Ramsey …

Episode #277 - The Non-Famous Dad Episode

December 17th, 2019

38:18

In this episode of The Happy Rant Barnabas interviews Ted and Ronnie about their exceptional and exceptionally not famous dads. Where'd they come from? What did they do? How did they support creative/artist sons? How …

Episode #276 - The Father Ronnie Kringle Christmas Unstravanganza

December 10th, 2019

40:40

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas do the same thing we do every year and let Ronnie be Father Ronnie Kringle Christmas King …

Episode 275 - Promoting Books and Church T-Shirts

December 4th, 2019

38:17

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out the following topics and make a couple announcements: The Saddleback Leather …

Episode #274 - The Episode Ted RUINED

November 27th, 2019

33:42

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Barnabas, and Ronnie are all very on their respective brands as they discuss the following: Taking heat for a …

Episode #273 - Recovering the Christian Home

November 20th, 2019

38:21

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out a potent tweet telling us how to "recover the Christian home." Topics include: …

Episode #272 - Personas, Platforms, and Vulnerability Voice

November 13th, 2019

41:06

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas discuss the following: Piper's issues with Kanye's album Consumer goods as planks in …

Episode #271 - The Mac, Moore, and Kanye Extravaganza

November 5th, 2019

54:07

In this episode of The Happy Rant podcast Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas discuss John Macarthur, Beth Moore, and Kanye . . . because of course they did and of course you wanted them to.

Episode #270 - The future of the Enneagram, Counseling, and Wokeness

October 30th, 2019

38:10

In this episode Ted and Barnabas, sans Ronnie, suss out the following topics: What is the future of the enneagram? What is the future of counseling …

Episode #269 - Conference Attending Tips and Guilt-Free Relaxation

October 24th, 2019

35:22

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out the following topics: Tips for conference attenders (especially so you can plan …

Episode #268 - Happy Abbey, Church Leader Lists, and Reformed Kanye

October 16th, 2019

44:56

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out the following: Dowager Piper A potential new show, The Happy Abbey Another list …

Episode #267 - Breaking Down Downton

October 8th, 2019

53:30

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Ronnie discuss the new Downton Abbey movie and swoon over it. Literally, that is the whole episode.

Episode #266 - Cancel Culture, Public Confessions, and Celebrity Conversions

October 2nd, 2019

46:22

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out the following. Hipsters and Malls (as Ronnie revels in The Mall of America) …

Episode #265 - The Foliage Confessional and Pastor Kanye

September 24th, 2019

37:15

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out some very pressing cultural flashpoints. Confessing sins to plants Plants are …

Episode #264 - Cake, Kimonos, and Sensei Driscoll

September 17th, 2019

41:25

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out the following: Self-cake Benny Hinn's apology and, naturally, how we should …

Episode #263 - THE MANHOOD EPISODE

September 12th, 2019

45:30

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas discuss all things manhood, manliness, masculinity, and whatnot. Their topics include: The …

Episode #262 - The Matty Chan Cruise, Being Fully Human, and Therapy vs. Friendship

September 4th, 2019

37:43

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out the following topics: The official Matt Chandler and Steven Curtis Chapman …

Episode #261 - Evil Amazon, Calvinist Cadets, and Lunch Table Decisions

August 29th, 2019

36:01

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out the following topics: Tim Challies tries to bring down Amazon. Who is the Eagle …

Episode #260 - Skillet's got Sermons, Laughing at Piper, and Pastor Yoda Tweets

August 20th, 2019

53:52

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out the following topics: Skillet's lead singer, John Cooper, drops some knowledge …

Episode #259 - Normal Pastors Everywhere

August 13th, 2019

41:28

In this episode of The Happy Rant podcast Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas do a deep dive breakdown of The Normal Pastors Conference because Ronnie got A PLENARY SESSION. They pose such questions as: Who was the best dressed? …

Episode #258 - Furtick in Film, Deconversion, and the YRR Body Count

August 5th, 2019

47:33

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas suss out the following topics: What if Furtick starred in a Kendrick Brothers film? What if …

Episode #257 - Public Figures and Divorce

July 29th, 2019

32:58

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas get more serious. They talk about Josh Harris's recent announcement that he and his wife are getting a divorce. In this episode the guys discuss: The risk and …

Episode #256 - Driscoll, Daddy Issues, and Dead Mentors

July 23rd, 2019

32:52

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Barnabas, and Ronnie discuss another round of Drisky business after Driscoll's latest inflammatory comments. …

Episode #255 - Signed Sermon Manuscripts, Stranger Things, and Reformed Conversions

July 15th, 2019

32:41

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out some very important topics: DRISKY BUSINESS - Driscoll offers signed sermon …

Episode #254 - Job Transitions, Pastor Greetings, and Enneagram Podcasts

July 9th, 2019

43:49

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Barnabas, and Ronnie suss out the following topics: Barnabas's transition to be a . . . MAN OF THE CLOTH How …

Episode #253 - Nostalgic about Nostalgia

July 1st, 2019

48:38

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Ronnie vamp about nostalgia: Being defined and shaped by nostalgia Are covers of songs better or worse? Conjuring up joy and ordering the past as idyllic, and creating an …

Episode #252 - Parents Behaving Badly

June 26th, 2019

52:35

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas discuss parenting at large, including: Brawling at baseball games Our style of little league parenting The danger of living vicariously through kids Do chores harm …

Episode #251 - Writers on Writing, Art vs. Creativity, and John Wick

June 17th, 2019

49:05

In this episode of The Happy Rant ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas rant about the following: Are writers ever finished? Motivation vs. Inspiration Being …

Episode #250 - Platt Prays, Twitter Rages, and Trogges Moves In

June 11th, 2019

33:40

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted Kluck, Ronnie Martin, and Barnabas Piper suss out the following: David Platt prays for Donald Trump on stage …

Episode #249 - BP Trolls Twitter, Summer Reading Lists, and Prestige Books

June 4th, 2019

52:15

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas discuss the following pressing topics: A tweet Barnabas posted to troll twitter and the very …

Episode #248 - Gary Vee, Hiring Hit Men, and Tarantino

May 27th, 2019

46:19

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Barnabas, and Ronnie suss out the following topics: What's up with Gary Vaynerchuck, the entrepreneurial …

Episode #247 - Furtick, Osteen, and Pastor Side Hustles

May 22nd, 2019

41:36

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Barnabas, and Ronnie suss out big events in the world of famous "preachers." Steven Furtick preaches (or "preaches") at Lakewood, and it is an experience Pastors and their side …

Episode #246 - Remembering Rachel, R.E.S.T., and the Met Gala

May 13th, 2019

44:13

In this Episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out the following topics: Reflecting on the recent tragic death of Rachel Held …

Episode #245 - Connectivity, Resourcing, Fluidity, and Heck Ton

May 7th, 2019

43:46

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out the following topics: Men's bathroom etiquette and where pastors/professors go …

Episode #244 - Busy Pastors, Worship Albums, and GoT

April 29th, 2019

42:36

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ronnie and Barnabas dicuss the following: Pastors being busy (or claiming they're busy) at Easter Should churches …

Episode #243 - New Cars, Preachers' Sneakers, and Notre Dame

April 23rd, 2019

46:40

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and from through the following topics: Barnabas doing rich people things by …

Episode #242 - INDY LIVE, Part 3: Audience Q&A

April 17th, 2019

59:59

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas are LIVE IN INDIANAPOLIS. In this third episode they wander to and fro through the …

Episode #241 - INDY LIVE, Part 2: Publishing Mistakes, Rachel Hollis, and Anglicans

April 15th, 2019

48:00

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas are LIVE IN INDIANAPOLIS. In this second episode they wander to and fro through the …

Episode #240 - INDY LIVE, Part 1: Why We Do This, High School Dances, and More

April 11th, 2019

48:03

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas are LIVE IN INDIANAPOLIS. In this first episode they wander to and fro through the …

Episode #239- Mailing It In

April 1st, 2019

42:47

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas give their worst effort in recent memory and mail in a conversation about the following: …

Episode #238 - Signing Bibles, Sad Book Signings, and Pastor Walk-Up Music

March 26th, 2019

56:17

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas wander to and fro through many topics while Ronnie handles his business elsewhere as a pastor (you …

Episode #237 - Rich People Things and Dangerous Captain Marvel

March 19th, 2019

48:53

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas discuss the following: INDY LIVE is around the corner - get your tickets at a discount …

Episode #236 - Ronnie's Protest, Dead Guy Social Media Personas, and Happy Rant Intramural Basketball

March 6th, 2019

51:30

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas (sans Ronnie, AGAIN) wander to and fro through the following topics: The appropriateness of …

Episode #235 - Spurgeon College Uniforms, Designing a Worship Service, and Good WIll Hunting

February 26th, 2019

55:35

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas rant about the following: Ronnie's pursuit of log cabin living Uniforms for the rumored …

Episode #234 - Subversive Jeans, Illfit Khakis, and Axe Throwing

February 19th, 2019

44:32

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas rant about various and sundry topics including: Journalism conferences Illfit Khakis - a new company for pastors Subversive Jeans - a new brand for church …

Episode #233 - Mega Churches, Wendell Berry Churches, and Church Trends

February 12th, 2019

38:21

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ronnie and Barnabas chop up church stuff while Ted is off in meetings. They discuss: Why do people even go to attractional churches? Branding and Brand representatives for churches …

Episode #232 - Steaks, Tourism, Shofars, and Pastors Starting Businesses

February 6th, 2019

50:30

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas, sans, Ronnie, discuss the best ideas for pastors starting business inspired by Matt Chandler's steak company Pastor Fashion Religious Tourism Indy Theater Cleaning …

Episode #231 - Abortion Rulings, March for Life, and Leif Enger

January 31st, 2019

48:42

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas discuss a range of topics from the very fun to the very serious. INDY LIVE is coming! On …

Episode #230 - Marie Kondo, Gillette Ad, Chris Pratt, and More

January 23rd, 2019

48:10

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas rant about the following: Marie Kondo's philosophy of loving the things you keep and …

Episode #229 - College Student Q&A about Desert Islands, Plane Crashes, Rocky, and More

January 16th, 2019

1:00:30

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ronnie, and Barnabas sit in on Ted's podcasting class at Union University. The students come ready with questions …

Episode #228 - J.D. Greear Broke Church, 2019 Predictions, and More

January 9th, 2019

55:05

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out the following pressing topics: Our 2019 resolutions Ted's grudges J.D. Greear's …

Episode #227 - Amazing Christmas Cards, New Years Goal Setting, and More

December 31st, 2018

38:09

In this episode of The Happy Rant podcast Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out the following: Listener submitted theologian names according to the …

Episode #226 - Theologian Name Game, Memorable Christmas Eves, and Bad Movies We Love

December 18th, 2018

37:00

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out the following: Ronnie did it! He finally made it on TGC! Ted invents a …

Episode #225 - Ambition, The TGC Board, and Current Creative Projects

December 13th, 2018

49:49

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ronnie interviews Ted about the following: Ambition and career track and goals What would it be like to be a TGC …

Episode #224 - Christmas Decorating, Book Lists, and Year-End Accomplishments

December 6th, 2018

41:55

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Barnabas, and Ronnie discuss the following: Ronnie's Christmas ethos and instagram posting habits What would …

Episode #223 - Santa Ron, Hipster Santa, and Christmas Creep

November 28th, 2018

45:51

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas do what they do and wander to and fro through the following topics: Ron's conference …

Episode #222 - A Star is Born, The Pursuit of Fame, and Church Lawsuits

November 19th, 2018

45:37

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas discuss the following: [SPOILER ALERT] A full breakdown and review of "A Star Is Born," the …

Episode #221 - Elections, Sexiest Man in Reformedom, and Church Home Global

November 13th, 2018

39:53

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Barnabas, and Ronnie suss out the following: Politics and the election in church and on campus With People …

Episode #220 - Christian Wrestling, Reformation Day, and Reading Recommendations

November 6th, 2018

47:16

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas hash out the following: A Christian wrestling ministry from a church in Texas What are …

Episode #219 - Failed Pastors, Leadership Coaches, and a Love of Nostalgia

October 29th, 2018

47:42

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas rant about the following: What do guys do when they fail as a pastor? Why, they coach …

Episode #218 - Bjorn to Podcast

October 22nd, 2018

51:30

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas do what they always do and ramble to and fro through the following topics: Piers …

Episode #217 - Friendship, Cats, and Middle Age

October 15th, 2018

45:30

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Ronnie pseudo interview each other about a variety of things including: The origin of their friendship The best sports movies The differences between cat owners and dog owners …

Episode #216 - Book Proposals, Vocation, Ambition, and Excitement

October 10th, 2018

55:02

In this unique episode of The Happy Rant Ted interviews Barnabas. They discuss the following: Barnabas's in-the-works book proposal Ambition as an …

Episode #215 - Changing Worship Song Lyrics, Destiny Pants, and Christian Witchcraft

October 1st, 2018

41:52

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Barnabas, and Ronnie rant about the following: Why do reformed people feel the compulsion to change the …

Episode #214 - British Bake Off, Michael W. Smith, and Another Great Awakening

September 25th, 2018

39:55

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas rant about the following topics: Ronnie surviving denominational board meetings TGC and …

Episode #213 - Concerts, Nike, and Copying Pastors

September 17th, 2018

44:56

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through the following topics: Ted's experience at a Fallout Boy …

Episode #212 - Shorter Sermons, Signing Statements, and All Jobs Are Equal

September 11th, 2018

37:12

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas rant about the following hot topics: Kevin DeYoung advocating for shorter sermons? The …

Episode #211 - Society is Going to Pot

September 5th, 2018

41:52

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas soldier on without Ron (globetrotting as usual) and bring the rant back to the Rant about the …

Episode #210 - Fallen Leaders, Goodbye Great Books, Tim Keller, and Pop Music

August 27th, 2018

35:21

In this episode of The Happy Rant Podcast Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out the following: How do we trust past content from fallen leaders? Where …

Episode #209 - Diets, Aging, and Identity Condiments

August 20th, 2018

38:45

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas take on the following trends: The death of foods at the hands of murderous millennials …

Episode #208 - The Frank McKinney Episode

August 13th, 2018

50:59

In this unique episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a single topic - the epic work of Frank McKinney. Who is that, you ask? We are here to tell you. Frank McKinney: Is the …

Episode #207 - Gendered Food, Actors Aging Ungracefully, and Church Diversity

August 6th, 2018

49:49

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas range from the ridiculous to the ecumenical in discussing the following: The Gospel …

Episode #206 - Making up for Mistakes, Shortening Non-Fiction Books, and Foodless Celebrations

July 31st, 2018

57:00

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ronnie and Barnabas suss out the following topics while Ted makes his way back from a glorious week at camp. …

Episode #205 - Ordination, Mr. Rogers, and Outrage upon Outrage

July 24th, 2018

39:35

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas rant about, discuss, muse, and otherwise explore about the following: The ordination …

Episode #204 - Pro-Abortion Tweets, Guest Preachers, and Summer Blockbusters

July 16th, 2018

42:53

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas range from the horrific to the humorous in discussing the following: Jennifer Wright’s …

Episode #203 - Pastoring Hurting People, Summer Jobs, and Actors Who Make Us Skip Movies

July 9th, 2018

47:54

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas range from ministry to vocation to entertainment in discussing the following: How does …

Episode #202 - Patriotic Church Services, Refusing Service, and Songs Ruining Scripture

July 2nd, 2018

39:44

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie and Barnabas do what they always do and wander to and fro through the following topics: Patriotic …

Episode #201 - Chris Pratt's Speech, TGC Controversy, and Pastor Swapping

June 28th, 2018

51:11

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas rant about the following: Chris Pratt's viral speech at the MTV Generations award in …

Episode #200 - Bourdain, Suicides, and Success

June 18th, 2018

45:43

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Barnabas, and Ronnie go a different direction with the podcast than normal. This episode is more serious and …

Episode #199 - Fit Pastors, Suave Authors, and Controversial Movie Opinions

June 11th, 2018

33:40

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted is marooned in rural Alabama at a home school writing conference and Ronnie's internet is on the fritz, but the …

Episode #198 - The Perfect Worship Service, Best Summers, and Ridiculous Work Requests

June 4th, 2018

52:40

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas do a little conversational roaming over a variety of topics including: What would be the …

Episode #197 - All Social Media All the Time

May 28th, 2018

46:32

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas help listeners with some pressing problems. In this day of social media pervasiveness people have developed some bad habits. This episode seeks to correct and …

Episode #196 - Safe Spaces for Men, The Next Big Thing, and Things We'd Like to Rant About

May 14th, 2018

44:50

In this episode of The Happy Rant Podcast Ted, Ronnie and Barnabas rant about the following topics: The book you’d most like to write Topics we wish …

Episode #195 - YES OR NO

May 10th, 2018

45:39

In this episode of The Happy Rant Podcast Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas tackle the toughest, most random, most listener-submitted yes/no questions thy have ever encountered. Topics include: Barbershop Quartets Canada …

Episode #194 - Self Promotion, Writing Inspiration, and Writing Ego

April 30th, 2018

39:37

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie,, and Barnabas suss out the following: Furtick showed up at the Stronger Men's Conference Jon Acuff's …

Episode #193 - T4R Part 3: Listener Q&A

April 27th, 2018

41:10

In this historic episode of The Happy Rant Podcast Ronnie, Ted, and Barnabas are reunited LIVE and in person at a hipster church in East Louisville. That's right, it's TOGETHER FOR THE RANT. This is the third of three …

Episode #192 - T4R Part 2: Stronger Men, Hunger Games Style

April 23rd, 2018

24:51

In this historic episode of The Happy Rant Podcast Ronnie, Ted, and Barnabas are reunited LIVE and in person at a hipster church in East Louisville. That's right, it's TOGETHER FOR THE RANT. This is the second of three …

Episode #191 - T4R Part 1: C-Listers List, Happy Rant 101, and Decadence

April 17th, 2018

43:12

In this historic episode of The Happy Rant Podcast Ronnie, Ted, and Barnabas are reunited LIVE and in person at a hipster church in East Louisville. That's right, it's TOGETHER FOR THE RANT, and this is just the first …

Episode #190 - Courage, One-Upmanship, Movies that Used to be Good, and What We're Reading

April 9th, 2018

53:15

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas close out Ronnie's interminable sabbatical by hashing out the following topics: What do “courage” …

Episode #189 - Everything is an Adventure, Open Mics, and Bible Reading

April 2nd, 2018

39:08

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas can see the light at the end of the tunnel - it is almost time for Together for the Rant and Ronnie's long-anticipated return. In the mean time they take on the …

Episode #188 - TGC on Tackle Football, Are We Really On The Same Team, and Rock Star Behavior

March 26th, 2018

36:55

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas suss out the following: The Gospel Coalition waded into the debate about whether tackle football …

Episode #187 - What To Call Men, Dealing with Bullies, and Writers Block

March 19th, 2018

32:21

In this episode of The Happy Rant, Ted and Barnabas continue to slog through Ronnie's sabbatical and bring you their best. This week they rant about …

Episode #186 - White Reformed Dude College Life, Bad Movies We Love, and More

March 12th, 2018

46:18

While weathering Ronnie's absence, Ted and Barnabas discuss the following: An apology White reformed college dude life Bad movies that we love What …

Episode #185 - Good Film/Bad Movie, Support Dogs, and Gospel Issues

March 5th, 2018

41:08

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas meander through the following topics: 5 rules of social media sabbaticals Good films that are bad …

Episode #184 - Black Panther and Declining "Connections" You Just Don't Want

February 26th, 2018

47:04

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ronnie is sabbaticaling with all his leisurely might, so Ted and Barnabas step up to discuss the following: The …

Episode #183 - Winter Olympics, Enneagram Numbers, and Worst Worship Songs

February 19th, 2018

36:22

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas Suss out the following: What kind of people actually like the Winter Olympics? What are …

Episode #182 - Enneagram Fights, Crashing Women's Bible Study, and More

February 12th, 2018

43:28

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas hash out the following as they do: Kevin DeYoung's VERY TGC article about the Enneagram …

Episode #181 - Furtick's Futon, Female Seminary Profs, and Pet Peeves

February 5th, 2018

40:52

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas take on some recent hot and pressing topics. Steven Furtick preaches about claiming and naming gates while ling on a futon. John Piper makes the evangelical …

Episode #180 - Ronnie at Leisure, Motivational Motivation, and Morgan Freeman Protests

January 29th, 2018

49:01

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas hash out the following. Ronnie at Leisure including dinner, watching football, …

Episode #179 - We Are Frankie

January 22nd, 2018

40:33

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas hash out the following: Drisky Business involving speaking in tongues and a college QB …

Episode #178 - Top 100 Evangelicals and Carman the Life Coach

January 15th, 2018

45:59

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas tackle three pressing issues. A list came out of the Top 100 Evangelicals, so of course we had to judge, parse, and otherwise discuss it. Carman, the iconic …

Episode #177 - Marketing Sermon Series, Creative Conflict, and More

January 8th, 2018

43:20

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas rant about the following: Pastors marketing sermons series and a Twitter dustup between …

BONUS EPISODE: Was Star Wars Any Good?

January 5th, 2018

27:34

Well, was it? Ronnie and Barnabas discuss.

Episode #176 - New Year's Revelations, Book Reading, and Reformed Resolutions

January 4th, 2018

45:28

In this episode of The Happy Rant - the first of 2018 - Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas start the year strong by ranting about the following. New Year's …

Episode #175 - Christmas Extravaganza

December 18th, 2017

30:18

In this episode of The Happy Rant, Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas muster all the holiday spirit they can manage and bring you a Christmas miracle. Or at …

Episode #174 - Online Dating, Good Movies, and Acting Careers

December 11th, 2017

29:12

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas hit the following topics: Online dating, finding that perfect someone, and whether …

Episode #173 - Royal Family Obsession, Pastor Plagiarism, and More

December 4th, 2017

42:39

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas fix some problems, discuss others, and dream big. What would we change about the …

Episode #172 - Thanksgiving with Famous People, Black Friday, and Abuse in The Church

November 27th, 2017

44:35

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas hash out some pressing topics ranging from holiday celebrations to serious church …

Episode #171 - Men Talking About Women, Which is worse, and Thankfulness

November 20th, 2017

36:07

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ronnie Martin misses his chance for an epic flu game and sits this one with the pukes. That means Ted and Barnabas …

Episode #170 - Battling Carl Lentz, What is Satire, and Recapping LiL

November 13th, 2017

37:37

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas are back in the studio but still riding high off Live in Louisville. They rant about the …

Episode #169 - LIVE IN LOUISVILLE, Part 3

November 6th, 2017

50:49

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas have climbed the mountain, achieved greatness, MADE PODCASTING HISTORY. It is the third of three episodes from Live in Louisville where they gathered with 80 …

Episode #168 - LIVE IN LOUISVILLE, Part 2

November 3rd, 2017

29:06

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas have climbed the mountain, achieved greatness, MADE PODCASTING HISTORY. It is the second of three episodes from Live in Louisville where they gathered with 80 …

Episode #167 - LIVE IN LOUISVILLE, Part 1

October 30th, 2017

35:14

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas have climbed the mountain, achieved greatness, MADE PODCASTING HISTORY. It is the first of three episodes from Live in Louisville where they gathered with 80 …

Episode #166 - Fixing the Holidays, Why Even Podcast, and Childhood Memories

October 23rd, 2017

40:24

In this episode of the Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas do as they do and get a little reflective, a little curmudgeonly, a little sarcastic, a …

Episode #165 - Pulpits, Preachers, Magazine Writing, and What We're Reading

October 16th, 2017

46:46

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas discuss the following: The other Jarrid Wilson Assigning pulpits to preachers What Ted …

Episode #164 - Hef, Hell, Greetings, and Judging

October 9th, 2017

34:26

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas rant about the following: Pastor's making points about hell and eternity when guys like …

Episode #163 - Public Protesting, Kneeling, but NO FOOTBALL TALK

October 2nd, 2017

51:42

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas hash out some important issues while Ronnie continues his never ending tour of working class cities. Protesting during the national Anthem - people's responses, false …

Episode#162 - The Story Trend, Seminary Advertising, and the Right Time to Talk Controversy

September 26th, 2017

49:32

In this episode of the Happy Rant podcast Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out the following: The story trend- living a story, believing a story, and …

Episode #161 - Whole 30, Why Do I Try, and Jim Carrey

September 18th, 2017

39:48

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas discuss the following: The Whole 30 and other cult diets Whats the thing in your life …

Episode #160 - It's ok to Fail, Working in '85, and Fun Reformed Podcasts

September 11th, 2017

48:49

In this episode of the Happy Rant Ted Kluck, Barnabas Piper, and Ronnie Martin rant about a bunch of stuff except the Nashville Statement. Telling your kids it's ok to fail Telling your kids they're bad at stuff What …

Episode #159 - Game of Thrones, Osteen, and T-Swift

September 4th, 2017

41:00

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie and Barnabas tackle three big issues that hit in recent weeks. Kevin DeYoung's article saying …

Episode #158 - NFL Season Preview

August 30th, 2017

1:04:04

In this episode of the Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas bring you a solid hour of NFL talk including the following: The Colin Kaepernick Saga Boring Good …

Episode #157 - Blue Checks, Greeting Times, and Leading Yourself

August 28th, 2017

36:47

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas take on there following topics: Blue checks and being verified  Greeting times in church …

Episode #156 - Charlottesville, God Things, and Self Care

August 21st, 2017

42:01

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas cover a huge range from the most (genuinely) serious to the ranty and absurd. The church's response the events in Charlottesville, both good and bad …

Episode #155 - New Tattoos, Smartphones Ruining Kids, and Overrated Actors

August 14th, 2017

1:01:57

In this episode of the Happy Rant podcast Ted and Barnabas manage sans Ronnie and discuss the following: The joys of minor league baseball Their new …

Episode #154 - Pastors as Candy Bars, Hip Hop Beef, and Personality Tests

August 7th, 2017

49:52

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas do as they always do - suss  out a random variety of church and culture topics of …

Episode #153 - Bieber the Church Planter, Worst Sermons, and Altar Calls

July 27th, 2017

51:35

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 …

Episode #152 - Acts 29 Goes Gala, Bucket List Items, and More

July 24th, 2017

44:05

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. …

Episode #151 - Eugene Peterson and What Are People Even Doing?

July 20th, 2017

45:45

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 …

Episode #150 - Patriotic Church, Paul Giamatti, Celebrity Encounters, and Camping

July 13th, 2017

49:21

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 …

Episode #149 - Therapy, Ben Sasse, and Adult Gamers

July 3rd, 2017

50:25

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 …

Episode #148 - The Ted Kluck Story

June 26th, 2017

1:07:03

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted takes his turn sharing stories. Barnabas interviews him about his life and becoming a writer and teacher. Some of the highlights and topics they hit on include: Sports biographies …

Episode #147 - Being John Piper's Son and What PKs Face

June 19th, 2017

49:49

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ronnie interviews Barnabas about being John Piper's son and what some of the challenges of being a ministry kid in …

Episode #146 - CCM Tales from the Road with Ronnie Martin

June 12th, 2017

1:05:59

In this episode of The Happy Rant Barnabas sits down with Ronnie, he of Joy Electric fame, to talk about life as a CCM artist. They cover tons of …

Episode#145 - Keller's Sermon Notes, Adult Best Friends, and Summertime Pressure

June 5th, 2017

43:22

In this episode of the Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas discuss the following: Tim Keller's INSANE sermon notes Should adults have "best" …

Episode #144 - Commencement Walkouts, Dissatisfaction, and F Everything

May 29th, 2017

37:19

In this episode of the Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie and Barnabas actually explore some rather unhappy topics. The rising trend of college students walking …

Episode #143 - Hater Reviews, Commencement Speeches, and Book/Movie Recs

May 19th, 2017

47:39

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas discuss the following: Negative reviews left on iTunes - apparently we are arrogant, …

Episode #142 - Talking Circumcision with Kids, Vacation Stories, & What Are People Even Doing?

May 15th, 2017

47:28

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Barnabas, and Ronnie take on some tricky topics and some nostalgic ones too. How does one talk circumcision with kids when reading the Bible? Ronnie tells of his epic childhood …

Episode #141 - Reformed Mean Girls, What does calling mean, and Tebow the Author

May 8th, 2017

44:13

In this episode of The Happy Rant podcast Ted, Barnabas, and Ronnie respond to some listener feedback and answer a couple pressing questions. Are we simply "mean girls, except reformed guys" as one disgruntled former …

Episode #140 - Leaving a Church, Unfollowing People, and a Really Bad Photo

May 1st, 2017

42:07

In this episode of The Happy Rant Podcast Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas do what they do - rant about a couple things that only sort of matter and a few …

Episode #139 - NFL Draft and NBA Playoffs

April 26th, 2017

1:05:37

In this special bonus episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas break down the NFL draft and give their impressions of the NBA playoffs thus far.  Top draft prospects at each position Mock draft of the top 10 NBA …

Episode #138 - Platform Building, Bill O'Reilly, and What Are People Even Doing

April 24th, 2017

50:07

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas tackle a number of the most pressing topics in the news and on their minds. Ronnie was called away (seriously) moments before the show to attend to a pastoral matter, …

Episode #137 - Travel Woes, Talking Hitler, and Easter Eggstravaganzas

April 17th, 2017

38:41

In this week's episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Barnabas, and Ronnie touch on the most pressing and contentious issues of the week. They even battle through bad hotel wi-fi connections because Ted is big time and …

Episode #136 - Gospel Coalition Conference Recap

April 10th, 2017

51:39

In this episode of The Happy Rant Podcast Ted quizzes Barnabas and Ronnie about The Gospel Coalition's 2017 National conference which both of them attended. Subjects discussed include: How TGC is like summer camp for …

Episode #135 - Visiting Israel, The Billy Graham Rule, and NBA MVP

April 3rd, 2017

42:42

In this episode of The Happy Rant Podcast Ted Kluck and Barnabas Piper discuss a range of topics from the news to their travels to the world of …

Episode #134 - Awkward Pastors in Restaurants

March 27th, 2017

36:39

In this episode of The Happy Rant Podcast Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas discuss one of the most pressing issues facing the church: the awkwardness of pastors in restaurants. Calling servers by name Asking how to pray …

Episode #133 - Bracketology with Ronnie

March 20th, 2017

44:27

Yes, we know the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament are over, but don't you wish you knew how Ronnie picked games? This is how, this entire episode. Just as importantly we have an important announcement about our …

Episode #132 - The Shack, Gay Beauty and the Beast, and Another Christian Conference Update

March 13th, 2017

44:53

In this episode of The Happy Rant Podcast Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas hit on their subjects - Evangelical controversies and conferences. Barnabas gives a recap of two of the weirdest Christian conferences Why do …

Episode #131 - Gungor, The Oscars, and Surviving without Tim Keller

March 6th, 2017

42:47

In this episode of The Happy Rant podcast Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas are back to their usual rantiness. All is well again and the evangelical world has delivered subjects on a sterling silver platter. Who is Michael …

Happy Rant Bonus Episode - The Curious Christian

March 2nd, 2017

22:27

In a departure from the norm, this episode is not all three hosts ranting about whatever they dang well please. Instead you will get to hear a free chapter from Barnabas Piper's new book, The Curious Christian: How …

Episode #130 - Only The Better Stuff and Some Days are Bad Days

February 27th, 2017

47:37

In this episode of The Happy Rant podcast Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas try something a little different with, um, indeterminate results. In honor of …

Episode #129 - The Grammys, Chance the Rapper, and Why Christians Love Hip Hop

February 20th, 2017

41:46

In this week's Happy Rant Podcast Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas riff on the following: Thoughts on the Grammys and how they stack up to other awards …

Episode #128 - What is "redemptive" and Beardless Spurgeon

February 13th, 2017

26:06

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas rant about two very pressing topics (along with their usual tangents) What does "redemptive" mean when people use it in talking about art? Has "redemptive" …

Happy Rant #127 - Super Bowl, Home Boy - Talking Commercials, Gaga, and Football

February 9th, 2017

19:09

In today's Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas break down the Super Bowl. Well, they break down the spectacle of the Super Bowl. Lady Gaga's half …

Happy Rant #126 - Books Signings and Celebrity Man Crushes

February 6th, 2017

59:24

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas (sans world traveler Ronnie) discuss the following. Signing copies of our books at bookstores and …

Happy Rant #125 - Special Sports Episode - Talking Super Bowl

February 1st, 2017

29:47

In this special, mid-week release, Ted and Barnabas are sans Ronnie since he abhors sports. In this episode they discuss the upcoming Super Bowl with …

Happy Rant #124 - Southern Politeness, ESV Only, and Women Protesting

January 30th, 2017

41:32

In this episode of the Happy Rant Podcast Ted, Barnabas, and Ronnie rant about  this, that, and the other thing as usual. Southern Politeness and …

Happy Rant #123 - Babylon Bee, Satire, and Playoff Football

January 23rd, 2017

37:50

In this episode of The Happy Rant podcast Ted, Barnabas, and Ronnie discuss the following: Is the Babylon Bee ripping off our jokes? How do we feel …

Happy Rant #122 - Life in College - Dating, Mix Tapes, Chasing Dreams, and More

January 16th, 2017

1:07:10

In this episode of the Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas sit down with a live studio audience of Union University Students to talk about life in …

Happy Rant #121 - TGC, Rousey, Proposed Cage Matches, and Books We Didn't Finish

January 9th, 2017

39:32

In an unusually tired and disinterested episode Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas rant half heartedly about the following: TGCs response to women's MMA and …

Happy Rant #120 - Pastor's Kids & Christmas and "Seriously, 2016?"

January 2nd, 2017

47:01

In the first episode of what promises (we hope) to be a better year than last Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas discuss the following: Trips to Israel Jon …

Happy Rant #119 - The Top 10 Things of 2016

December 27th, 2016

29:11

This is our final podcast of 2016, so we will end it the way every savvy blogger or online platform builder ends their year - with a top 10 list designed to impress you, the listener, with our impressive observations …

Happy Rant #118 - Kanye & Trump, RHE and Tim Keller, and the Worst Christmas Carols ever

December 20th, 2016

38:59

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas tackle the pressings of the pressing topics for your listening pleasure, information, and edification. Or something like that. Asking celebrity pastors for …

Happy Rant #117 - Christmas Parades, E.D. Medications, and Online Personas

December 12th, 2016

39:48

In this episode of The Happy Rant podcast Barnabas, Ted, and Ronnie do the usual: tackle pressing, urgent, annoying, amusing, and timely topics. Christmas parades - predictably Barnabas despises them, but what about …

Happy Rant #116 - Furtick's Mic, Friday Night Lights, and The Happy Rant Cartel

December 5th, 2016

41:57

In this week's episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas unpack and suss out a number of pressing topics Steven Furtick's microphone - game show host or rapper? Introducing Ronnie to Friday Night Lights What …

Happy Rant #115 - Hipster Craft Fairs, Booing Pence, and Leaving Evangelicalism

November 28th, 2016

49:24

This episode of The Happy Rant brings about a significant first - the first time Ted and Barnabas have ever set foot in the same room and at the Baptist Mecca itself - LifeWay Christian Resources. The chemistry is …

Happy Rant #114 - WE'VE GOT SWAG and Various Sartorial Tips

November 21st, 2016

47:50

In this episode of The Happy Rant podcast Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas celebrate a major business agreement coming to fruition with missional Wear in the form of swag to the nines, life changing swag, heart warming swag, …

Happy Rant #113 - TGC vs. T4G Royal Rumble (Double Feature Part 2)

November 14th, 2016

27:19

Today we are releasing two episodes, one for those who want more election and Trump talk and one for those who downright sick of it and want more happy and less ranty. Of course you're welcome to listen to both, and we …

Happy Rant #112 - Election Results (Double Feature Part 1)

November 14th, 2016

37:09

Today we are releasing two episodes, one for those who want more election and Trump talk and one for those who downright sick of it and want more happy and less ranty. Of course you're welcome to listen to both, and we …

Happy Rant #111 - Jesus Juking Game 7, Jen Hatmaker, and a Jack Chick Chick Flick

November 7th, 2016

48:46

In this episode Ted Kluck, Ronnie Martin, and Barnabas Piper rant about only the most pressing of issues: Jesus juking the Cubs' victory in the …

Happy Rant #110 - Beards & Bibles, Casting Ronnie, and Fit Pastors

October 31st, 2016

45:22

In this episode Ted Kluck, Ronnie Martin, and Barnabas Piper rant about pressing and sundry topics such as: Bourbon, Beards, and Bibles - i.e. the Sojourn pastor's conference and Ronnie's hipster festivities there. …

Happy Rant #109 - The Brett Favre of Politics, Our First Jobs, and Denominations vs. Networks

October 24th, 2016

48:38

In this episode of the Happy Rant Podcast Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas rant about the following: Is Wayne Grudem the Brett Favre of politics? In the …

Happy Rant #108 - A Political Extravaganza: How Can Christians Defend Donald Trump?

October 17th, 2016

37:46

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Barnabas, and Ronnie go a different direction than usual. Instead of bouncing from topic to topic they hone in on this debacle of an election America is facing.  Trump: The worst …

Happy Rant #107 - Buddy Parents, Halloween, and Clowns

October 10th, 2016

47:24

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ronnie returns from his pilgrimages and quests to hoping Ted and Barnabas for a riveting discussion of important …

Happy Rant #106 - Responding to Internet Critics, Tebow Talk, and Marvel Comics

October 3rd, 2016

40:04

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas discuss a number of pressing topics while Ronnie tries to find himself in the Alleghenies or some such place. We received some rather scathing criticism via email this …

Happy Rant #105 - Worship in Weird Places, Gut Check with Ted, and Guilty Displeasures

September 25th, 2016

47:25

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas discuss the following while Ronnie galavants around middle America like John Steinbeck: Why is it …

Happy Rant #104 - Are We Jerks, Kaepernick and the Flag, and The Worst Worship Songs

September 19th, 2016

46:04

In this episode of The Happy Rant Podcast Ted Kluck, Ronnie Martin, and Barnabas Piper rant about the following: A few weeks ago the question came …

Happy Rant #103 - Pour Overs, Christian Athletes, and Thought Leaders

September 12th, 2016

41:30

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Barnabas, and Ronnie discuss the following Pourovers: what are they an why are they? Isn't a pourer just a …

Happy Rant #102 - Scary Mascots, No Safe Places, and Things Worship Pastors Should Quit Saying

September 5th, 2016

43:22

In this episode of the Happy Rant the hosts are reunited after Ronnie's travels and they rant about the following.  A crazy University of Iowa prof …

Happy Rant #101 - Back to School, Nic Cage, and Old Fashioned Insults

August 29th, 2016

43:13

In this episode of the Happy Rant Podcast Ted Kluck and Barnabas Piper (sans Ronnie Martin since he was off traipsing through small mid-American …

Happy Rant #100 - A Look Back, a Look Forward, and a Special Guest

August 22nd, 2016

40:00

We made it to episode 100. Who would have guessed that with such humble beginnings this podcast would have gained such heights, yet here we are. In …

Happy Rant #99 - Plagiarism, Christians Ruin Fun, and What if We hosted Reality TV?

August 15th, 2016

50:46

In this episode of the Happy Rant podcast Ted Kluck, Ronnie Martin, and Barnabas Piper rant about the following: Plagiarism - why do people do this …

Happy Rant #98 - 80's Life, Drisky Business, and Political Pastors

August 8th, 2016

50:55

In this episode of the Happy Rant podcast Ted Kluck, Ronnie Martin, and Barnabas Piper rant about the following: Life in the 80's especially fashion …

Episode #97 - Hair Products, Short Term Missions, and a Legit Third Party Candidate

August 1st, 2016

1:04:36

In the is episode of the Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas make up for lost time by cover various and sundry and widely varied topics including …

Episode #96 - Bachelor Fascination, How to Write a Book, and Fictional Calvinist Characters

July 18th, 2016

37:37

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted Kluck, Barnabas Piper, and Ronnie Martin riff on the following. What is the ongoing fascination with shows …

Episode #95 - Christian James Bond, Electronic giving, and are the Olympics lame?

July 11th, 2016

40:53

In this episode of the Happy Rant podcast Barnabas Piper, Ted Kluck, and Ronnie Martin have a scintillating discussion about topics of utmost …

Episode #94 - A Calvinist Documentary, Altar Calls for Kids, and Rachel The Held Evans

July 4th, 2016

54:41

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas rant about the following pressing and timely subjects. Things get heated. Tension is …

Episode #93 - Trump's Religious Advisors, Cavs Victory, & iPod Preachers

June 27th, 2016

47:32

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas rant about the following: Donald Trump's board of "evangelical advisors" and what …

Episode #92 - Men Singing in Church, Awful Kids, and Favorite Cartoons

June 20th, 2016

39:12

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas discuss the following - all listener suggestions: Why don't men sing in church? Is it …

Episode #91 - Rape Culture, Daddy Blogs, and Christian Summer Camps

June 13th, 2016

50:42

In this episode of the Happy Rant Ted Kluck, Ronnie Martin, and Barnabas Piper do something unusual - they take on a really serious topic, rape …

Episode #90 - Gorillas vs. Humans, Piper the Satanist, and Protesting Target

June 6th, 2016

41:37

In this episode of the Happy Rant Podcast Ted Kluck, Ronnie Martin, and Barnabas Piper take on three of the HOTTEST topics of recent days, topics so hot only experts can handle them. Well, experts and anyone with a …

Episode #89 - Perpetual Potty Training, Doggy Daddies, and Hipster Homemade Tracts

May 30th, 2016

39:47

In this episode of the Happy Rant Ted Kluck, Ronnie Martin, and Barnabas Piper bring you a particularly delightful episode for this long weekend. …

Episode #88 - Mr. Manners Answers Your Questions

May 23rd, 2016

46:28

In this episode of the Happy Rant Ted Kluck, Ronnie Martin, and Barnabas Piper take on some of the toughest etiquette questions you listeners had to offer. These are just some of the topics they sort out on your …

Episode #87 - D.C. Talk Cruise, Trigger Warnings, and Email Sign Offs

May 16th, 2016

43:26

In this episode of the Happy Rant Ted Kluck and Barnabas Piper rant about the following while Ronnie grinds away on the C- conference tour. Don't …

Episode #86 - Calling Wives Hot, Accountability, and Sarcasm vs. Snark

May 9th, 2016

36:23

In this episode of the Happy Rant Ted Kluck and Barnabas Piper rant about the following while Ronnie posts beach photos from a well-earned vacation. …

Episode #85 - Followers be Crazy, Celebrity Death Fervor, and Unpopular Opinions

May 2nd, 2016

44:38

In this episode of the Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas Rant
about the following:

How did the death of celebrities become a game of "I'm sadder
than …

Episode #84 - Politically Correct Stupidity, The Danger of Platform, and a LIVE Rant

April 25th, 2016

36:19

In this episode of the Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas rant about the following:

What in the world is wrong with people? The college students in …

Episode #83 - T4G Recap, Singles Ministries, and What We're Working on Next

April 18th, 2016

40:14

In this episode of the Happy Rant podcast Ted and Barnabas rant about the following while Ronnie is off fretting for his life and hoping to survive a …

Episode #82 - Bro Code, Gender Reveal Parties, and Silly Sermon Titles

April 11th, 2016

45:39

In this episode of the Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas rant about the following:

D'Angelo Russell, a Los Angeles Lakers rookie, has been blasted …

Episode #81 - Egg Hunts and Helicopter Drops and Did Driscoll lead to Trump?

April 4th, 2016

31:23

In this episode of the Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas rant about the following:

What's the deal with church doing huge, expensive "helicopter …

Episode #80 - Unlikeable Sports Teams, True Experts, and Solidarity

March 28th, 2016

40:50

In this episode of the Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas take on the following while Ronnie was off preparing for the Easter Egg hunt or something.

Which …

Episode #79 - Multi-level marketing in the Church, Hate-Watching Shows, & Books that Influenced Our Writing

March 21st, 2016

34:30

In this episode of the Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas rant about the following:

Have all the multi-level marketing schemes and sales messed up …

Episode #78 - Andy Stanley on Small Churches, Settlers of Catan Evangelists, and Binge-Worthy TV Shows

March 14th, 2016

38:04

In this episode of the Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas rant about the following:

Andy Stanley said parents who take their kids to small churches …

Episode #77 - The absurdity of the Oscars, The morality of the NFL, and is it ok not to vote?

March 7th, 2016

38:53

In this, the 77th episode of the Happy Rant, Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas discuss the following:

All things Oscars from Chris Rock's monologue to Leo's …

Episode #76 - Unpopular Opinions on Books, Choosing Music Wisely, and TRUMP & HILLARY!

February 29th, 2016

38:04

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

Unpopular Opinions about books - in what will likely become a …

Episode #75 - Listener Criticism, Unreformed reformed guys, and Crazy Kanye

February 22nd, 2016

46:42

In this episode Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas discuss the following:

A listener takes us to task for our lack of fact checking in a particularly, um, …

Episode #74 - Cam Newton, Super Bowl Spectacle, and Think Pieces

February 6th, 2016

38:56

In this episode of the Happy Rant podcast Ted Kluck, Ronnie Martin, and Barnabas Piper discuss the following:

Why is Cam Newton such a controversial …

Episode #73 - Why Comedies Don't Win Oscars, Advice for our Younger Selves, and Churches Using Business Principles

February 1st, 2016

42:57

Comedies are often the most memorable movies. People love them. So why don't they ever win Oscars?
If we could go back in time and talk to our …

Episode #72 - Books that Need to Be Movies, Helicopter Parents, and Charity Businesses

January 25th, 2016

41:41

In this episode you'll notice something new. That intro, so hot right now. We also rant about a few things.

What books would be awesome if they were …

Episode #71 - An Epic Game of "Would You Rather"

January 18th, 2016

42:52

Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas take on listener-submitted "would you rather questions such as the following: 

Would you rather talk predestination with a …

Episode #70 - An Emergent Update: Rob Bell, Mark Driscoll, Brian McLaren, and More

January 11th, 2016

35:26

In this episode we try something a little different. Since Ted co-authored a book several years ago called  "Why We're Not Emergent" and since the key players in the Emergent movement keep rearing their heads we figured …

Episode #69 - Ugly People Can Sing Too, Pastor Self Promo, and Year-End Book Lists

January 6th, 2016

36:53

- Why are all the Christian singers good looking? Can't ugly people sing too? And what does this tell people about what it takes to be a successful …

Episode #68 - Post Christmas Depression (PCD), When Stars should Retire, and New Year's Resolutions

December 28th, 2015

28:34

- Ronnie opens up about his post Christmas depression (PCD) 
- When should star athletes or performers retire - Peyton Manning, Kobe Bryant, Bono, …

Episode #67 - Star Wars, Gluttons, and Crazy Christian Leaders

December 21st, 2015

31:46

- A brief argument about the merits of cats and dogs
- Will our hosts participate in the Star Wars hubbub? Is the hubbub worth all the trouble?
- What are we to do when guys like Jerry Falwell Jr. or Franklin Graham make …

Episode #66 - Ronnie's Secret Sports Addiction, Advent vs. Lent, and Guilty Pleasures

December 13th, 2015

40:26

- Ronnie may not be a "sports fan" but he does have one secret sports love
- Why do evangelical Christians feel so comfortable with Advent and celebrate it so much but kind of weird out about Lent?
- What's the deal with …

Episode #65 - Happy Rant Holiday Extravaganza

December 7th, 2015

39:39

- Get Calvinist swag for Christmas
- The best (and worst) Christmas movies
- Holiday nostalgia
- Strange and wonderful Christmas traditions (especially …

Episode #64 - A and B List Reformed Guys and Game Day Tweeting

November 29th, 2015

29:52

- Why are some Reformed pastors viewed as A listers (Piper, Keller, Chandler) and other are B Listers?
- Who tweets more egregiously on game days, @BarnabasPiper or @JaredCWilson?
- We sponsor our *own* show

Episode #63 - Girls in MMA, Shyamalan's Downfall, and Drisky Business

November 24th, 2015

39:39

- Rhonda Rousey is a huge star, but would we let our daughters fight like her?
- Can a creative force like M. Night Shyamalan bounce back after such …

Episode #62 - Ranting about Ranters (and red Starbucks cups), Homeschooling Saves Lives, and College Students Rising Up

November 16th, 2015

39:17

What's the deal with people ranting about red cups and ranting about ranting about red cups. We respond by ranting about ranting about ranting about red cups.
We read through some iTunes reviews and discover that …

Episode # 61 - Gospel-Centered Laws, Whiney White Guy Music, & Why Coaches Won't Take Risks

November 9th, 2015

41:54

A new co-host is welcomed.
Why do "gospel-cetnered" people make so many new laws?
Why are all 30-something white guys expected to like whiney, Ryan Adams-y music?
Why are all professional sports coaches are loathe to take …

Episode #60 - STEPHEN'S RETIREMENT, Adult Halloween Parties, Adopt-A-Team

November 2nd, 2015

46:51

Stephen officially announces his retirement from the podcast. Are adult Halloween parties acceptable? When is it okay to adopt a sports team as your …

Episode #59 - Chaz Marriot Cameo, Draft Kings Craziness, We Need Losers

October 25th, 2015

45:27

A special visit from Chaz Marriot! Draft Kings and Fan Duel insanity. Why our society needs losers like the Cubs. 

Episode #58 - Christians swearing, Unwritten sports rules, the Ryan Adams effect

October 8th, 2015

40:31

Should Christians use curse words? What are the best, worst, and dumbest unwritten sports rules? What artists should cover other artists, like Ryan …

Episode #57 - The Celebrity Pope and Pastors As Football Coaches

October 1st, 2015

46:33

What's the deal with the Pope? Why are celebrity pastors reviled but the Pope gets a free pass? What pastors are like NFL coaches? What are Ted, Stephen, and Barnabas reading these days? 

Episode #56 - THE HAPPY RANT CCM TOUR!!!

September 17th, 2015

40:17

It's time for the first ever HAPPY RANT CCM TOUR. Are you ready for all the incredible goodness we've got packed in???

Episode #55 - Bad Statements Of Faith. Do Xians Love Donald Trump? NFL Predictions

September 6th, 2015

46:19

What are we to make of "squishy" church statements? Do Christians actually like Donald Trump? 2015 NFL predictions. 

Episode #54 - Driscoll Comeback, Worst Radio Interview Ever, Gender Neutral Toys

August 28th, 2015

38:39

Does the Mark Driscoll comeback matter? Ted delivers the WORST radio interview ever. Do gender neutral toy aisles make any difference to Ted, …

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