Barnabas Piper, Ted Kluck, & Ronnie Martin

The Happy Rant

The Happy Rant

Description

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).

Episodes

Bonus Episode - Quarantine Favorites

Apr 3, 2020 23:12

Description:

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

Shows Music Movies Books

Happy Rant Sports #39 - Breaking Down a '98 Vikings Game

Apr 1, 2020 46:22

Description:

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas do what they've never done on the sports podcast: they break down game film on the 1998 Thanksgiving Day game between the Vikings and Cowboys.

Don't worry, it's a condensed game film (15 minutes or so) and you can watch along with them here: https://youtu.be/7ZZ8tcExQTA

They discuss:

Robert Smith's underrated awesomeness Randall Cunningham's comeback Randy Moss's freakishness Offensive line love Barbed wire tattoos Robert Griffith, Darren Woodson, and other Safeties who could never play today

 

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

Mar 30, 2020 37:07

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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 hardest to understand and deal with for each host? Narcissism's many faces Which personality types are best for leaders? Introducing the Enya-gram Certified guru, coach, and memoirist

Happy Rant Sports Episode #38 - NFL Free Agency, Trades, and Terrible GMs

Mar 25, 2020 55:54

Description:

In this episode of The Happy Rant Sports podcast Ted and Barnabas discuss NFL player movement and the GMs who dictate it:

Tom Brady's Move to Tampa - how we feel about it and how well it will work Cam Newton's future possibilities (including one Barnabas REALLY likes) Bridgewater, Rivers, Foles, Cousins and other QB moves Big WR trades, including one by the NFL's dumbest GM Ted likes the Raiders moves Ted hates the Lions moves Offensive line crushes

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

Mar 24, 2020 41:26

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In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out the following topics:

The cancellation of conferences, even T4G When everyone is Yoda tweeting nobody is yoda tweeting Managing all this extra time on our hands . . . wait, who has extra time? Doing church when we can't see people in person Ted gets on Marco Polo (no it's not a dating site) Swimming with moms Ted's creative energy and finding a routine

Happy Rant Sports #37 - Coronavirus is Stealing Our Joy

Mar 17, 2020 45:55

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In this episode of The Happy Rant Sports podcast Ted and Barnabas bemoan what Coronavirus has done to sports.

The most 20th century end of society imaginable with hot takes and a total lack of unity The NBA is done, baseball is done, March Madness is done - all sports are canceled Why this sucks and why we love sports so much, especially when life is hard Will this unify or divide us? Blaming everyone for everything Taking away the things we love to do with our kids Save us, CFL!

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

Mar 12, 2020 53:40

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In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out the following topics:

Midtown Live is coming up Coronavirus is ruining everything including communion and breakout sessions The worst speaking venues we've ever done D.A. Carson on campus and a discussion of his musical taste We miss hate mail, like *real* posted hate mail Being in humor quarantine

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

Mar 6, 2020 50:31

Description:

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 culture Isn't Christianity supposed to be uncool? Are we as cynical as those we are poking at? Which criticism leads to rebellion? How do we have pointed conversations while also leaving room for genuine questions? Link between politics and progressive Christianity Seeking pellets of recognition The deep love of old white curmudgeons #ForTheChurchill

Happy Rant Sports #36 - Nondescript Teams, Tom Brady, and Sports Personas

Feb 28, 2020 51:16

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In this episode of the Happy Rant Sports Episode Ted and Barnabas suss out the following sports topics:

The most nondescript franchises The Tom Brady sweepstakes The alpha dynamic in the clubhouse One franchise guys The sports personas of the three Happy Rant hosts

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

Feb 26, 2020 40:26

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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 internet Claiming the manhood corner Language and confusion about how to even discuss manhood Are we funny enough? Francis Chan, transubstantiation, transcendental meditation, and whatnot That Francis Chan career arc

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

Feb 18, 2020 41:50

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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 all their self-indulgence Gender debates and defending John Piper The popularity of Axe Throwing and Escape Rooms Crazy acceptance speeches Craft coffee, Hydroflasks, and cooking shows

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

Feb 12, 2020 37:37

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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 creative outlets Trying to do what we love and still make a living Teaching & preaching as creativity The loss of thrill in work Fighting bitterness Being grateful

Episode #283 - Remembering Kobe and Public Grief

Jan 31, 2020 01:02:22

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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 the apex of secularism Kobe's complicated legacy and the strength of his family Processing grief and persona building How public displays of grief have changed how we respond to it

Happy Rant Sports #35 - Super Bowl Talk and Baseball Cheaters

Jan 29, 2020 54:55

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In this episode of The Happy Rant Sports podcast Ted and Barnabas talk NFL and MLB as we head toward the Super Bowl.

Patrick Mahomes is bonkers CFL excitement The future of Ryan Tannehill and the Titans Breaking down the Super Bowl matchup Andy Reid's legacy Cheating Astros and Red Sox How should a Christian player respond to cheating?

Episode #282 - The Bravery Episode

Jan 28, 2020 46:58

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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? What is bravery, actually? What is an actual brave act today? Can bravery be done for public consumption? How does the internet affect bravery? Are we allowed to call ourselves brave?

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

Jan 21, 2020 44:45

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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 being with someone who doesn't? Why reformed guys love war movies (and ruining the fun of war movies) The faux depth of Christopher Nolan Would we shake Trump's hand if put in the same room?

Happy Rant Sports #34 - Titans, Vikings QBs, and NFL Coaches

Jan 16, 2020 41:30

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In this episode of the Happy Rant Sports Podcast Ted and Barnabas suss out all sorts of NFL topics:

Enjoying fandom through the eyes and experiences of kids Pats fan disappointment Titans success (and a very wrong prediction) Vikings QBs through the ages Is Aaron Rogers at the end of the line? Some NFL coaching changes

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

Jan 15, 2020 41:39

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

Wedding planning and choosing an officiant Communication politics for sharing big news with the right people Do weddings have to be in churches or will a barn and/or warehouse do? The Babylon Bee does another not funny, controversial thing Shiplap, shiplap everywhere

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

Jan 9, 2020 48:25

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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 Year's Parties Christianity Today's Trump editorial and place in evangelicalism The love of magazines and the future of them

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

Dec 26, 2019 42:01

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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 Christmas party (EXTRAVAGANZA!) Why are so many men weeping? What's the difference between weeping and crying? What do we do with toxic people in our lives? How do we tell if they are toxic?

Episode #277 - The Non-Famous Dad Episode

Dec 17, 2019 38:18

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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 did they handle spiritual stuff for the family?

Episode #276 - The Father Ronnie Kringle Christmas Unstravanganza

Dec 10, 2019 40:35

Description:

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 of the Yuletide while Ted and Barnabas play along.

Presents we wish for but would never buy Ronnie's Christmas book club the best gift we've ever received Vulnerability voice at Christmas parties

 

Episode 275 - Promoting Books and Church T-Shirts

Dec 4, 2019 38:11

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

The Saddleback Leather give away winners When and how to give away our own books as an author What we are watching and reading these days High quality church t-shirts

Episode #274 - The Episode Ted RUINED

Nov 27, 2019 33:38

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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 previous episode Ted's apology The place of humor in disagreement and criticism The Man, Delorian The risk of personality How we each ruin episodes

Episode #273 - Recovering the Christian Home

Nov 20, 2019 38:15

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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:

A different kind of new math Education choices Parental involvement in school Cooking and meal provision Family worship

Episode #272 - Personas, Platforms, and Vulnerability Voice

Nov 13, 2019 41:01

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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 your platform Enjoyment vs. persona Smugness as the currency of the day Vulnerability Voice

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

Nov 5, 2019 53:59

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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

Oct 30, 2019 38:05

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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 as a cottage industry? How the ennegram has already become dehumanized and dehumanizing When global politics merge with entertainment and everyone acts "woke"

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

Oct 24, 2019 35:17

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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 for the next LIVE HAPPY RANT EVENT IN APRIL) Conferences as summer camp and class reunion Pastors and relaxation Side hustles and getting paid for your work

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

Oct 16, 2019 44:56

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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 we didn't make from Churchleaders.com full of Texans, pagans, and possibly cocaine Kanye is . . . reformed? An update on Ronnie's Yoda tweeting

Episode #267 - Breaking Down Downton

Oct 8, 2019 53:30

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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

Oct 2, 2019 46:22

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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) Cameron Strang and public apologies and confessions Relevant Magazine and how Christians engage culture Cancel Culture - what even is it? The future of comedy Celebrity conversions and how reformed people respond

Episode #265 - The Foliage Confessional and Pastor Kanye

Sep 24, 2019 37:15

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In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out some very pressing cultural flashpoints.

Confessing sins to plants Plants are the worst confessors Kanye starts a church minus, well, anything that is actually church Kanye the savior

Episode #264 - Cake, Kimonos, and Sensei Driscoll

Sep 17, 2019 41:25

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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 respond to it Repenting to Hank Hanegraaff Kimonos in the pastorate Sensei Driscoll wages war on everything The art of Driscoll

Episode #263 - THE MANHOOD EPISODE

Sep 12, 2019 45:30

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

The manhood movement peak An epic(cally) bad manhood list Sartorial style Chainsaw use Toughness Wearing belts and carrying cash Crying

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

Sep 4, 2019 37:43

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In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out the following topics:

The official Matt Chandler and Steven Curtis Chapman ALASKAN CRUISE What does it mean to be fully human according to Al Mohler? (Hint: Sorry if you are single or childless) Do so many people go to therapy because they lack friendship?

Happy Rant Sports Episode #33 - Luck's Retirement, AB the Diva, and Fantasy Football Keepers

Aug 30, 2019 58:20

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In this Happy Rant Sports Podcast Ted and Barnabas break down the following:

How we feel about Andrew Luck's surprising retirement The outlook for the Colts Where Antonio Brown ranks among the all time WR diva idiots Our favorite Fantasy Football keeper values MLB's Players Weekend uniforms

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

Aug 29, 2019 35:56

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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 scout of the Calvinist Cadets and how do they do merit badges? Who was most offended by the Lunch Table Meme?

Happy Rant Sports Episode #32 - MLB Favorites and Least Favorites

Aug 22, 2019 56:06

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In this Happy Rant Sports episode Ted and Barnabas break down Ted's recent visit to a Patriots/Titans preseason game and do a draft of their favorite and least favorite things from this MLB season including:

Unwritten rules MLB.com commercials Mid Century body styles Unorthodox swings SO MUCH MORE

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

Aug 20, 2019 53:52

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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 about famous Christians leaving the faith That one time 6,000 professional counselors laughed at John Piper when he was being serious When pastors turn into yoda on twitter

Episode #259 - Normal Pastors Everywhere

Aug 13, 2019 41:28

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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? Who was the biggest diva? What was the green room situation? What is proper gift bag etiquette?

Happy Rant Sports Episode #31 - NFL Preview as 90s Hip Hop

Aug 9, 2019 01:08:30

Description:

In this episode of The Happy Rant Sports podcast Ted and Barnabas preview the NFL season by comparing teams from each division to 90s hip hop and R&B tracks or artists. They determine the over rated, the under rated, the strong, the hyped, and more.

Milli Vanilli Vanilla Ice Boyz 2 Men Outkast SWV (Sisters with Voices)

 

 

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

Aug 5, 2019 47:33

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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 Furtick was a rapper? Josh Harris's deconstruction and deconversion Carl Trueman's biting article about the YRR movement, fame, and the growing leader body count

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Happy Rant Sports Episode #30 - NBA Teams as Tarantino Movies

Aug 1, 2019 48:51

Description:

In this episode of The Happy Rant Sports Podcast Ted and Barnabas review the NBA off season by comparing NBA teams to Quentin Tarantino movies.

Which team is the disappointing Hateful 8? Which team has the consistency and deep roster of Resevoir Dogs? Which team is the overrated, overly popular Pulp Fiction? Which team has the exceptional star performances of Django Unchained?

Episode #257 - Public Figures and Divorce

Jul 29, 2019 32:58

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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 foolishness of attaching public message and persona to private life The tone (or tone deafness) of public announcements like this The stupid, cruel comments people make about tragic announcements What information do public figures owe to whom? Purity culture and public vitriol

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

Jul 23, 2019 32:52

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

Playing right into Driscoll's master plan Revising history about the relative crappiness of Calvinism Daddy issues and. projecting on the Young, Restless, and Reformed movement Fame Hunger and a refusal to avoid the spotlight What about wounded fathers? A new nickname for Mark

 

 

 

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

Jul 15, 2019 32:41

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In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out some very important topics:

DRISKY BUSINESS - Driscoll offers signed sermon manuscripts to followers The phenomenon of Stranger Things and why people love it so much How Church folks will find gender issues in Stranger Things or anything else 80's vs. 90's nostalgia How reformed people are converted and talk about conversions

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

Jul 9, 2019 43:43

Description:

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 Ronnie's Enneagram 4 self will handle not being the only Man of the cloth Losing friends when you switch jobs How pastors greet their congregations Church etiquette for greetings, phone use, and more Enneagram podcasts

Episode #253 - Nostalgic about Nostalgia

Jul 1, 2019 48:38

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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 anchor Paul Newman, Hollywood superstar Chasing dreams and having hope

Episode #252 - Parents Behaving Badly

Jun 26, 2019 52:35

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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 kids? The best days of our lives

 

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

Jun 17, 2019 49:05

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

Are writers ever finished? Motivation vs. Inspiration Being nervous or self-conscious as a writer Standing out as a creative person Creativity vs. art The artistry of John Wick

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

Jun 11, 2019 33:40

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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 and the world goes mad Twitter seems to be the place where people rage about . . .twitter. What's the point? Trogges moves in as Ronnie's neighbor

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

Jun 4, 2019 52:15

Description:

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 triggered responses he received Summer reading lists, and what they *really* mean What books would be on a summer reading list we created? Shows we've enjoyed recently

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

May 27, 2019 46:19

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In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Barnabas, and Ronnie suss out the following topics:

What's up with Gary Vaynerchuck, the entrepreneurial hotness who is attracting young men like no one since Mark Driscoll? Who's the next Gary Vee in the Christian world? James MacDonald *allegedly* attempted to hire a hit man to knock a couple people off. How does this even happen? The uneven career of Quentin Tarantino

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

May 22, 2019 41:36

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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 hustles If Furtick were a musician who would he be? If Furtick were a comedian who would he be? Debating a new signoff

Happy Rant Sports Episode #29 - Hating the Warriors, Fat Baseball Players, and More

May 21, 2019 52:53

Description:

In this episode of the Happy Rant Sports podcast Ted and Barnabas discuss the following topics:

Sports and college students and crazy self-evaluations Professors are really Olympic judges The 76ers future and dysfunction Do we hate the Warriors? Should we hate them? Mariners' hot start and massive drop off Fat baseball players

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

May 13, 2019 44:13

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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 Evans Ronnie's new R.E.S.T. ministry The Met Gala's Absurdity

Happy Rant Sports Episode #28 - NFL Draft from Picks to Talking Heads

May 9, 2019 47:58

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In this episode of The Happy Rant Sports Podcast Ted and Barnabas take on the NFL draft and discuss the following:

ESPN's weirdo presentation of Nashville Best/Worst draft talking heads Daniel Jones: what the heck? Sleeper QBs Vikings Draft Patriots Draft Oakland Draft

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

May 7, 2019 43:46

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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 very, very wrong The country club conversations of white Christianity - 5 Love Languages vs. Enneagram Which A-Lister would be our besty?

 

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

Apr 29, 2019 42:36

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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 release worship albums? How exactly do Christians defend watching Game of Thrones?

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

Apr 23, 2019 46:33

Description:

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 buying a new car and posting about it on social media What cars should different levels of pastor drive? The new Instagram hotness: Preacher 'N Sneakers Is the outpouring of grief over the Notre Dame fire insane? The deflation of language and why it means nothing any more

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

Apr 17, 2019 59:59

Description:

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 questions from the audience on the following topics:

Happy Rant Basketball team applications Best reformed dancers Which NFL team would we like to be the QB for Ronnie's jacket aesthetic Which famous pastor is what kind of pastry? Converting a Weslyan to be Calvinist SO MUCH MORE

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

Apr 15, 2019 47:54

Description:

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 following topics:

Our biggest publishing mistakes Books or other projects we regret having written How church planters compete with Anglicans

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

Apr 11, 2019 47:56

Description:

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 following topics:

Why we do this podcast and have kept it up for 5 years What were our high school personas and various dance experiences? Nostalgia and not having it Dogs vs. Cats

Happy Rant Sports Epiode #27 - Manziel Love, NFL Moves, & Rasheed Wallace the Coach

Apr 2, 2019 01:15:42

Description:

In this episode of The Happy Rant Sports podcast Ted and Barnabas discuss the following topics after a looooong hiatus:

Ted's experience at an AAFL game with his sons Johnny Manziel is back Why we love Johnny more than Tebow NFL trades and signings MLB season preview for our favorite teams Rasheed Wallace as a high school coach

Episode #239- Mailing It In

Apr 1, 2019 42:47

Description:

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:

Auditioning for Dwell Bible App Why the Babylon Bee stopped being funny The next Stronger Men conference

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

Mar 26, 2019 56:17

Description:

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 know, his real job). They discuss the following.

Signing bibles at speaking events Our saddest book signing experiences Pastoral walk-up music (like baseball players or professional wrestlers use) INCLUDING Fred Durst John Mayer Leonard Cohen Pantera Jason Aldean Brad Paisley Eminem LMFAO Jimmy Buffett

 

Episode #237 - Rich People Things and Dangerous Captain Marvel

Mar 19, 2019 48:53

Description:

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 Doing rich people things like Dave Ramsey said How Captain Marvel makes women out of men (according to a certain article by a certain Christian website) Heroes from the planet of Egalitaria

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

Mar 6, 2019 51:30

Description:

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

The appropriateness of Ronnie's log cabin protest Social media personas of famous dead guys including theologians, musicians, and presidents Ted's intramural basketball experiences Intramural basketball personas and styles Starting The Happy Rant Basketball team and challenging The Spurgeon College

 

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

Feb 26, 2019 55:35

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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 Spurgeon College basketball team Coaches for the rumored Spurgeon College basketball team Designing the ideal one-off worship service How accents affect preaching Good Will Hunting character would be the best preacher? Is Good Will Hunting overrated and what are its best moments? Ben Affleck's career arc

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

Feb 19, 2019 44:26

Description:

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 planters Angel investors and Angel of Death investors Axe throwing and bacon eating at men's retreats

 

Happy Rant Sports #26 - Super Bowl Breakdown, Crime Boss Lebron, and More

Feb 14, 2019 01:00:03

Description:

In this episode of The Happy Rant Sports podcast Ted and Barnabas break down the following sports topics:

Are we better at podcasting than Tony Romo is at football announcing? Colin Kaepernick, MLK, and the NFL Super Bowl commercials Super Bowl halftime show The future of Rob Gronkowski, on and off the field NFL without Brady and Belichick - better or worse? Lebron the crime boss Early NBA trades

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

Feb 12, 2019 38:15

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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 What's the future of the mega church? What is the next church trend that starts with good intentions and becomes over-cool? "Wendell Berry Church" and church revitalization

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

Feb 6, 2019 50:28

Description:

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 products Men's grooming Office Furniture Symbolic religious Gifts AND MORE

Happy Rant Sports #25 - Harry Connick & Roger Goodell, Super Bowl Preview, and NBA Talk

Feb 1, 2019 53:36

Description:

In this episode of The Happy Rant Sports Ted and Barnabas discuss a wide and varied array of topics including:

Harry Connick Jr.'s letter to Roger Goodell about referees National Anthem renditions by Jimmy Buffett and Melissa Etheridge Which Christian Artists should sing the Anthem when *we* own a team? A Super Bowl preview NBA Alternate Uniforms Predicting the future of Kevin Durant and Boogie Cousins Book Recommendation

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

Jan 31, 2019 48:36

Description:

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 March 31 we will host our 3rd live event in Indianapolis and you can get details in the episode or at HappyRantPodcast.com The recent Abortion ruling in New York and how such travesties come about Abortion arguments and why the sides talk past each other The conflict between teens and Native Americans at the March for life Leif Enger's genius

 

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

Jan 23, 2019 48:03

Description:

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 keeping the things you love The controversial Gillette ad that threatens toxic masculinity Sexist razor choices Chris Pratt: the new evangelical superstar

Happy Rant Sports Episode #24 - Trevor Lawrence, Robotic QBs, and NFL Coaching Changes

Jan 17, 2019 47:33

Description:

In this episode of the Happy Rant Sports Podcast Ted and Barnabas discuss the following:

The future of Trevor Lawrence both personally and professionally Recapping the NCAA Championship game between Clemson and Alabama Raising famous rich people as parents Why are all of today's QBs robotic and boring? An overview of the coaching changes in the NFL Sports book recommendation

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

Jan 16, 2019 01:00:22

Description:

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 about the following:

Surviving on a desert island Surviving plane crashes The best fights in the Rocky/Creed movies Movie personas Personal nemeses Books we'd like to write or *wish* we could write Passion vs. purpose as motivation in work

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

Jan 9, 2019 55:05

Description:

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 cosmically, epically controversial decision to cancel services on New Year's Sunday Predictions for 2019 including the next big reformed star, the next big heretic, and more

 

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

Dec 31, 2018 38:04

Description:

In this episode of The Happy Rant podcast Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out the following:

Listener submitted theologian names according to the game Ted created in the previous episode (name of the first street you lived on + last name of the author of the theology book nearest you + your last name) Ronnie's incredible Christmas poster, er, card Other incredible Christmas cards Do we make goals for the new year? If not, why not? If so, how?

 

Happy Rant Sports Episode #23 - Annoying Fans, Baseball Trades, and Football Trades

Dec 20, 2018 58:04

Description:

In this episode of The Happy Rant Sports podcast Ted and Barnabas discuss the following:

How is Ted responding to the Mariner's first busy offseason since adopting them as his team? Which fan base is most annoying? Did the Raiders actually win their weird trades earlier this season? A book recommendation

 

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

Dec 18, 2018 36:55

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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 Theologian Name Game Memorable Christmas Eve services, for good and ill Terrible movies we love

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

Dec 13, 2018 49:42

Description:

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 board member? What current creative projects is Ted working on?

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

Dec 6, 2018 41:49

Description:

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

Ronnie's Christmas ethos and instagram posting habits What would an "evangelical Christmas guy" be like"? Year-end book lists Year-end accomplishments lists

Happy Rant Sports Episode #22 - Creed 2, Mike Conley, and Football Parity

Nov 30, 2018 59:45

Description:

In this episode of the Happy Rant Sports podcast Ted and Barnabas discuss the following:

Creed 2: Good, bad or meh? The Rocky Franchise Memorable games from our past The underappreciated Mike Conley Football parity and coaching

 

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

Nov 28, 2018 45:51

Description:

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 hiatus Hipster Santa Claus Hipster Ron as Santa Claus Christmas Creep and the motivation behind it A TGC Christmas article that needs to be written Revisiting Jared C. Wilson's infamous list of influential reformed people

 

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

Nov 19, 2018 45:37

Description:

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 recently released Lady Gaga/Bradley Cooper film The pursuit of fame, happiness, and fulfillment and how the film portrays them James MacDonald and church lawsuits

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

Nov 13, 2018 39:53

Description:

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 Magazine failing to select any of the hosts as 2018's Sexiest Man Alive they set out to determine the Sexiest Man in Reformedom Judah Smith recently released a video announcing Church Home Global, church in the palm of your hand, so of course the guys must discuss it.

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

Nov 6, 2018 47:16

Description:

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 people so obsessed with Reformation Day? Reading and viewing recommendations we've enjoyed recently

Happy Rant Sports Episode #21 - Fantasy Football Sucks, Bad NFL Predictions, NFL Announcers, and More

Oct 31, 2018 39:31

Description:

In this episode of The Happy Rant Sports podcast Ted and Barnabas discuss the following:

Ted really, really hates fantasy football and can't understand why anyone would play it. The terrible, horrible, no good, very bad NFL predictions we made pre-season The decline of NFL Monday Night Football announcers Sports Book Recommendations

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

Oct 29, 2018 47:35

Description:

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 pastors of course! All the ins and outs of influencer and leadership coaching Why people love nostalgia so much

 

Episode #218 - Bjorn to Podcast

Oct 22, 2018 51:22

Description:

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 Morgan's criticism of Daniel Craig for wearing an infant in a baby carrier, or a BABY BJORN if you will What would be the best Bjorn pairings we could imagine? Remembering Eugene Peterson

 

 

Happy Rant Sports Episode #20 - Drew Brees, Jimmy Butler, and Hollywood NBA

Oct 18, 2018 56:03

Description:

In this episode of the Happy Rant Sports podcast Ted and Barnabas bring a fresh take on NBA breakdowns and discuss a few other things too:

Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau being the biggest and most unlikely divas in the NBA Drew Brees breaking the NFL passing yardage record and his place in history Comparing NBA teams to Hollywood - A-list stars, directors, studios, and franchises

 

 

Episode #217 - Friendship, Cats, and Middle Age

Oct 15, 2018 45:24

Description:

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 Hitting middle age

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

Oct 10, 2018 54:55

Description:

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 author and in life Excitement vs. expectations Realistic hopes and expectations for our work

Happy Rant Sports Episode #19 - Ridiculous Trades, Genius Coaching, and Jimmy vs. Thibs

Oct 5, 2018 48:54

Description:

In this episode of The Happy Rant Sports Podcast Ted Kluck, Barnabas Piper, a guest host discuss the following:

Ridiculous trades in fantasy football The Manziel Minute Sean McVay is a genius. Dumb Titans Thing Update: The Rishard Matthews edition Jimmy Butler vs. Tom Thibodeau: the predictable war NBA Coaching Culture

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

Oct 1, 2018 41:46

Description:

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 lyrics to hymns and worship songs? When is it even ok to mess with a writer's work like that? Introducing DESTINY PANTS--yes, they are as awesome as you might think What's the deal with Christalignment (not a typo) tarot cards? Is that Christian witchcraft?

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

Sep 25, 2018 39:49

Description:

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

Ronnie surviving denominational board meetings TGC and the Great British Bake Off Michael W. Smith's claim that he would be the key to another great awakening

Happy Rant Sports Episode #18 - The Big 3, Nike & Kaepernick, and NFL Announcers

Sep 20, 2018 48:44

Description:

In this episode of The Happy Rant Sports podcast Ted and Barnabas discuss the following topics in and around sports:

The Big 3 - a league of former NBA and college stars Nike's decision to feature Colin Kaepernick in an advertisement campaign and all the controversy that has brought about The slide of NFL announcers, especially on Monday Night Football Being a baseball fan when your team sucks

Episode #213 - Concerts, Nike, and Copying Pastors

Sep 17, 2018 44:50

Description:

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 concert Which Union Seminary put out a heretical statement? A pastor chopping up Nike gear in the pulpit A church looking for a pastor to preach famous guys' sermons word for word

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

Sep 11, 2018 37:07

Description:

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

Kevin DeYoung advocating for shorter sermons? The end is nigh. Why do evangelicals like to sign statements so much, especially ones that make people mad like the recent Social Justice statement, and what good do they do? So "job shaming" is a thing, even of former TV actors on popular shows. And sometimes it leads to viral statements about the dignity of work that deserve our attention.

Happy Rant Sports Episode #17 - Titan Down, Fantasy Draft Recap, and Barry Sanders

Sep 6, 2018 57:15

Description:

In this episode of the Happy Rant Sports Podcast Ted and Barnabas tackle all things football, including the following topics:

Barnabas's Titans game experience INCLUDING Fierce unicorns Muscled Up Soldiers Faux Garth Brooks Lusty eleven year olds Titan Up The Manziel Minute Settling on Barnabas's fantasy team name Our fantasy football draft recap (even though none of you care at all) Barry Sanders' Heisman season was INSANE Book recommendation

Episode #211 - Society is Going to Pot

Sep 5, 2018 41:47

Description:

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 following:

Outlawed gym class games Protecting kids from embarrassment Ordering quinoa burgers SO MUCH MORE

Happy Rant Sports Episode #16 - Fantasy Football Prep, Becoming a Fan, and More

Aug 30, 2018 49:18

Description:

In this episode of the Happy Rant Sports Podcast Ted and Barnabas go all in on football.

Manziel Minute Preparing for the fantasy football season as Ted comes out of retirement Fantasy football team names How we became fans of our respective favorite teams Book recommendation

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

Aug 27, 2018 35:16

Description:

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 have all the timeless books gone? How will history view today's leaders? Justin Bieber reads The Meaning of Marriage? What is Tim Keller's taste in pop music?

Episode #209 - Diets, Aging, and Identity Condiments

Aug 20, 2018 38:40

Description:

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 Identity condiments - what are they and how do they work? Men discussing diets and where all the real men went Burger diets

Happy Rant Sports Episode #15 - Misery in Montreal, Make Football Violent, and NFL Predictions

Aug 14, 2018 01:05:04

Description:

In this Episode of Happy Rant Sports Ted and Barnabas suss out and rant about the following:

Johnny Manziel's inauspicious - ok, horrific - first start in the CFL Andrew Sendejo's "Make Football Violent Again" hat NFL Award predictions (of awards we mostly made up)

Episode #208 - The Frank McKinney Episode

Aug 13, 2018 50:52

Description:

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 author of multiple books in multiple genres, including one he created. Is a Real Estate Artist known for creating images of multi-million dollar beach-side homes. Has a very Kid Rock/Brett Michaels vibe about him. Has written a new book called "The Other Thief" which promises to be . . .an experience.

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

Aug 6, 2018 49:42

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

The Gospel Coalition's recent article about food having gender and complementarity Actors aging ungracefully, especially Tom Cruise insisting on doing only action films at age 56 Should we prioritize and insist upon attending churches with people different than us?

Happy Rant Sports Episode #14 - Manziel in Montreal, NFL Training Camp, and NBA Free Agency

Aug 2, 2018 54:20

Description:

In this episode of The Happy Rant Sports podcast Ted and Barnabas tackle the following:

Johnny Manziel was traded to to the Montreal Alouettes and looks like he'll get a chance to start! NFL Training Camp story lines and predictions The madness of NBA free agency, especially Lebron James and Kawhi Leonard

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

Jul 31, 2018 56:52

Description:

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.

Firing people for old mistakes (like bad tweets), and never giving them a chance to make things right Why is every non fiction book, especially Christian ones, 30% too long? Foodless celebrations are apparently a thing

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

Jul 24, 2018 39:30

Description:

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

The ordination process for Ronnie (which consists of dozens of pages of paper writing, an oral exam, and probably a sabbatical or three) The Mr. Rogers phenomenon - why is everyone so attached to Fred Rogers? When everybody is always mad about everything online, why do people get surprised when people are outraged at their social media posts? Summer camp experiences from gross games to altar calls

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

Jul 16, 2018 42:47

Description:

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 horrific tweet supporting Roe v. Wade and illicit sex, and weird emojis How do we feel about professional athletes guest preaching at churches? Where did all the summer movie blockbusters go?

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

Jul 9, 2018 47:47

Description:

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

How does one minister to people who are hurting over something we think is dumb (like LeBron leaving Cleveland)? What are the best and worst summer jobs we've had? Who are actors who will make you automatically skip a movie and actors who will make you automatically see a movie?

Happy Rant Sports Episode #13 - Drabek, Ballpark Nonsense, Apatow on Sports, and the NBA Draft

Jul 6, 2018 56:07

Description:

In this episode of The Happy Rant Sports Ted and Barnabas discuss all sorts of sports stuff including:

Baseball lifers, especially Doug Drabek and the Jackson Generals Cranky old man responses to ballpark shenanigans Judd Apatow's 86 Mets 30 for 30 (and Apatow in general) NBA Draft recap

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

Jul 2, 2018 39:39

Description:

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 church services Restaurants and businesses refusing service A couple new restaurant ideas built around refusing service Worship songs that ruin portions of the Bible

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

Jun 28, 2018 51:04

Description:

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 which he PRESENTED THE GOSPEL . . . maybe a little bit, or something kind of possibly akin to it if you listened close. The recent hubub and controversy over a Women of Color Event at the Gospel Coalition Women's Conference The worst and awesomest pastor swaps between churches

Happy Rant Sports Episode #12- Mariners Update, Manziel Minute, and Athletes Who Retired Too Early

Jun 25, 2018 01:03:00

Description:

In this episode of The Happy Rant Sports Podcast Ted and Barnabas hit on all the essentials this week:

Now that Ted has adopted a new MLB team they give a Mariners update. The Manziel Minute Players who they wish they could have seen more of because they retired too early due to injury or some other reason

Episode #200 - Bourdain, Suicides, and Success

Jun 18, 2018 45:36

Description:

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 somber and reflective than normal. They discuss the following:

The suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade and the outpouring of response, especially by Christians Mental illness and spiritual darkness What success and satisfaction really is and the ways we pursue it vainly High expectations, large appetites, and how they lead to disappointment

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

Jun 11, 2018 33:36

Description:

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 boys make it work. Well, Ted and Barnabas do. They discuss the following.

Why have so many pastors gotten so fixated on being fit? Is this a good thing? Is it as weird as it seems? We discuss what we are reading and watching these days, including some controversial opinions about movies. Barnabas is reading a novel by Conn Iggulden, and naturally CONN IGGULDEN deserves a conversation all his own

 

Happy Rant Sports Episode #11 - Ted Picks a Baseball Team, the NFL's Anthem policy, and Boring NBA Finals

Jun 7, 2018 01:03:56

Description:

In this episode of Happy Rant Sports Ted and Barnabas suss out the following:

Ted listens to a series of excellent pitches from listeners for which MLB team he should adopt including team history, team uniform, team failure, and more. Ted adopts an MLB team as his own. The NFLs National Anthem Policy Why should we care about these NBA finals?

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

Jun 4, 2018 52:40

Description:

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 perfect worship service? What is the best summer they've ever had? Ridiculous requests they've gotten at work

Episode #197 - All Social Media All the Time

May 28, 2018 46:28

Description:

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 instruct. They discuss the following:

What is the proper ratio of selfies to other photos for men? Why do Christian ladies use “come hither” photos as avatars? People’s use and abuse of the word “humbled” Retweeting compliments

Happy Rant Sports Episode #10 - Best Uniforms of All Time

May 24, 2018 01:00:30

Description:

In this episode of Happy Rant Sports Ted and Barnabas put on their aesthete harts and choose the best uniforms of all time. From defunct football leagues to 80's baseball to WAY off the beaten path they choose the best looks in sports.

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

May 14, 2018 44:46

Description:

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 we could rant about but can’t We predict the next big thing in Evangelicalism Safe Spaces for Men

Episode #195 - YES OR NO

May 10, 2018 45:35

Description:

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 Vacation Raisins Writing Best Friends SO MUCH MORE

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

Apr 30, 2018 39:33

Description:

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 advice to SELF PROMOTE SELF PROMOTE SELF PROMOTE What inspires us to write? The ego involved in being "a writer"

Happy Rant Sports Episode #9 - NFL Draft Round 1 Recap

Apr 27, 2018 45:50

Description:

In this episode of Happy Rant Sports Ted and Barnabas recap round 1 of the NFL Draft including:

QB landing places Best picks Worst picks Sneaky good picks Best remaining players

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

Apr 27, 2018 41:06

Description:

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 episodes so go back and listen to the first and second then enjoy this delightful interaction with listeners. In this episode they field questions on the following:

Seminary mascots Homeschooled teens Nicknames Childhood TV shows John Piper's tweets Swapping jobs SO MUCH MORE

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

Apr 23, 2018 24:48

Description:

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 episodes so go back and listen to the first and stay tuned for one more to come. In this episode they discuss:

Swag for Ted - lots and LOTS of swag for Ted The Stronger Men's Conference, Hunger Games style Reformed Hunger Games

Happy Rant Sports Episode #8 - NFL Draft

Apr 20, 2018 50:40

Description:

In this episode of The Happy Rant Sports Podcast Ted and Barnabas prepare for the upcoming NFL Draft and answer the following questions:

Is Josh Allen a Ponzi scheme? Does Josh Rosen's Country Club Millennial-ness scare you?? Best player on your draft board Favorite all-time draft picks from our favorite childhood teams

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

Apr 17, 2018 43:08

Description:

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 of three episodes so stay tuned. They discuss:

Infamous C-Lister Jared C's infamous list of infamous reformed people Happy Rant 101 - a discussion of where our sign off came from, why Ronnie shortens words, and more Listener trivia and general decadence

Happy Rant Sports #7 - NBA Awards, NBA Playoffs, and Baseball's Unwritten Rules

Apr 12, 2018 49:39

Description:

In this episode of Happy Rant Sports Ted and Barnabas dig into the following scintillating sports topics:

NBA Awards (mostly made up fun ones Ted came up with) NBA playoff predictions and what we'd like to see happen Discussing baseball's asinine unwritten rules

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

Apr 9, 2018 53:15

Description:

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” and “bravery” mean any more? How to respond to one-upmanship - that guy who always has the better story Movies that we used to think are good be aren't so sure any more (or are sure that they suck) What we’re reading

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

Apr 2, 2018 39:08

Description:

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 following:

Calling things an “adventure” - why is everything an adventure? Open mic nights Bible reading - what do we think of Bible reading plans and how do we use them?

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

Mar 26, 2018 36:55

Description:

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 should be banned. Why do they do stuff like this? After our roast of Steven Furtick a few weeks ago we got a piece of fan/hate mail saying we are mean and asking "aren't we all on the same team?" Well, are we? A story of rock stars behaving badly online and a discussion of why they bother.

Happy Rant Sports #6 - March Meh-ness and NFL Free Agency

Mar 20, 2018 41:05

Description:

In this episode of Happy Rant Sports Ted and Barnabas take one two of the most popular phenomena of the season:

The immense popularity of March Madness (and our disinterest) NFL Free Agency - key early signings, the QB market, our favorite signings, and more A deep affection for fullbacks

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

Mar 19, 2018 32:21

Description:

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 the following:

Breaking down kiddo, bud, sport, champ, man, bro, and other names men call each other Are bullies so bad? Why does every freak out about them? Writers block - is it real and how do you deal with it?

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

Mar 12, 2018 46:18

Description:

While weathering Ronnie's absence, Ted and Barnabas discuss the following:

An apology White reformed college dude life Bad movies that we love What we are reading

Happy Rant Sports #5 - Weird Free Throw Shooting, Weird 90s, and Bucket List Events

Mar 6, 2018 46:37

Description:

In this episode of Happy Rant Sports Ted and Barnabas discuss the following:

Our favorite weird NBA free throw shooting motions and tics Why 90s basketball players were so much cooler (or dorkier) than today Sports venues and events we would love to attend

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

Mar 5, 2018 41:08

Description:

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 movies How to handle annoying alpha males What's the deal with all these support dogs? Why it's dumb to call every complex issue or tragedy a "sin issue" or "gospel issue"

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

Feb 27, 2018 47:04

Description:

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 infamous ski run that was exactly what Ted hoped for The Black Panther - sorting through they hype and discussing why the movie is actually really good an important How to handle invitations by people who "just want to connect"

 

Happy Rant Sports #4 - NBA Trades, NFL's Dumb Rules, and Random Favorite Players

Feb 20, 2018 46:00

Description:

In this episode of Happy Rant Sports Ted and Barnabas discuss the following from the wide world of sports:

NBA Trades - who came out better, who came out worse, and so forth Fixing the NFL's dumbest rules Which obscure, non-star players are our all-time favorites from various sports?

 

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

Feb 19, 2018 36:22

Description:

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 our Enneagram numbers and what the heck do they mean? What are the worst worship songs and a couple good hymns too?

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

Feb 12, 2018 43:28

Description:

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 How people weaponize the Enneagram When a woman brings a man to women's Bible Study as a "hot date" Super Bowl spectacle and half time show

Happy Rant Sports Episode #3 - Churches and the Super Bowl, Favorite Super Bowls, and More

Feb 6, 2018 01:00:11

Description:

In this episode of Happy Rant Sports Ted and Barnabas hone in on the Super Bowl, but not the game itself (since this was recorded before) but on the trappings and history of the game. And they get into other sporty stuff too.

Why are conservative churches so weird about the Super Bowl? What are our favorite Super Bowl Moments? How miserable must Blake Griffin be after that trade? A book recommendation

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

Feb 5, 2018 40:52

Description:

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 social media explode with an article about female Seminary professors Various and important pet peeves - including being called "bro" and people using personalized hashtags

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

Jan 29, 2018 49:01

Description:

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas hash out the following.

Ronnie at Leisure including dinner, watching football, rollerblading, watching ballet, and talking about his feelings Their feelings about all things "motivational" Morgan Freeman's protests of an anatomically correct SAG award

Episode #179 - We Are Frankie

Jan 22, 2018 40:33

Description:

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 Awkward over-Christian responses to a normal question Responding to a missile crisis Ronnie's love for Francis Chan

 

Happy Rant Sports Episode #2 - NFL Playoffs, Blake Bortles, and NBA Books

Jan 19, 2018 47:23

Description:

In this episode of Happy Rant Sports Ted and Barnabas dig into the following sports topics.

Ted plays "Blake Bortles Apologist" in which he tries to defend the Jaguar's QB and compares him to other current QBs The Vikings INSANE win over the New Orleans Saints and Barnabas's roller coaster ride as a Vikings fan A brief preview of the NFC and AFC Championship games Recommended books on NBA basketball

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

Jan 16, 2018 45:59

Description:

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 CCM artist, has moved into life coaching. Why do pastors love the phrase "moralistic therapeutic deism"

HAPPY RANT SPORTS EPISODE #1 - Good and Bad QB Names, QB Prospects, and more

Jan 9, 2018 52:35

Description:

In the inaugural episode of HAPPY RANT SPORTS Ted Kluck and Barnabas Piper discuss the following.

What is the correlation between strong QB names and being a strong QB? What QB prospects have the best names this year? (hint: nobody named "Josh") Why is everyone sleeping on Lamar Jackson? NFL Playoffs

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

Jan 8, 2018 43:20

Description:

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

Pastors marketing sermons series and a Twitter dustup between Barnabas and a few of them All the New Years stuff we didn’t do and what New Years looks like for old dudes What do you do when you don’t like a friend’s creative work?

BONUS EPISODE: Was Star Wars Any Good?

Jan 6, 2018 27:34

Description:

Well, was it? Ronnie and Barnabas discuss.

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

Jan 4, 2018 45:28

Description:

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 Revelations - Instead of resolving to to do something the hosts reveal something they need to get off their chest or admit. Which books we did not read or finish in 2017 One resolution we wish reformdom would make and keep in 2018

Episode #175 - Christmas Extravaganza

Dec 18, 2017 30:18

Description:

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 least a Christmas episode.

One thing you’d wish for as a gift this year Feelings on Christmas Eve services? Best Christmas movie Best childhood gift

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

Dec 11, 2017 29:12

Description:

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

Online dating, finding that perfect someone, and whether "Happy Rant Listener" is the perfect dating profile Movies we've seen lately and our opinions of them Great acting careers and *not* great acting careers

 

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

Dec 4, 2017 42:39

Description:

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 Thanksgiving holiday if we could (aside from the menu, obviously)? What's with people's obsession with the British royal family and their marital or baby status? If we could be prince how would we roll? Why do pastors plagiarize sermons?

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

Nov 27, 2017 44:35

Description:

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

What three interesting or famous people would you like to have Thanksgiving dinner with? What item would get you out of bed at midnight to brave the Black Friday Crowds? Should we be waiting in fear for sexual harassment allegations to be exposed in evangelicalism? What will that look like?

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

Nov 20, 2017 36:07

Description:

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 take on the following topics.

Why are complementarian men so bad at talking about women even when they are trying to be supportive and respectful? Which is Worse? A game in which two bad things are compared and we determine which is worse. What we are thankful for

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

Nov 13, 2017 37:37

Description:

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 following.

Jared C.'s twitter spat with Carl Lentz What is satire? (A question we were forced to answer by a recent misunderstanding about Dougy Wilson) Highlights (and low lights) from Live in Louisville

Episode #169 - LIVE IN LOUISVILLE, Part 3

Nov 6, 2017 50:49

Description:

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 of their closest friends for sheet cake, coffee, and decadence as well as conversation about a whole variety of topics. This episodes features a Q&A with listeners and HUGE announcement.

We’d like to thank our sponsors who helped make this event happen, provided give-aways, and supported our efforts – David C. Cook publishers, The Christian Standard Bible, Lagares Roasters Coffee, and Missional Wear.

Episode #168 - LIVE IN LOUISVILLE, Part 2

Nov 3, 2017 29:06

Description:

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 of their closest friends for sheet cake, coffee, and decadence as well as conversation about a whole variety of topics.

We’d like to thank our sponsors who helped make this event happen, provided give-aways, and supported our efforts – David C. Cook publishers, The Christian Standard Bible, Lagares Roasters Coffee, and Missional Wear.

Episode #167 - LIVE IN LOUISVILLE, Part 1

Oct 30, 2017 35:14

Description:

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 of their closest friends for sheet cake, coffee, and decadence as well as conversation about a whole variety of topics. 

 

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

Oct 23, 2017 40:24

Description:

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 little meta, and a little fun. They discuss the following.

What is one thing we would change about the holidays? Why even do a podcast if everyone with a social security number is now doing one? What is a favorite childhood memory we always come back to?

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

Oct 16, 2017 46:46

Description:

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

The other Jarrid Wilson Assigning pulpits to preachers What Ted judges people for If we could write a regular column in one publication all time, what would it be? What we're reading

 

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

Oct 9, 2017 34:26

Description:

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 Hugh Hefner die How do we describe a person we like? Do we go the celebrity route of "delightful" or "lovely"? Or do we go the "good guy" route? What do we judge other people for enjoying? 

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

Oct 2, 2017 51:42

Description:

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 accusations, and more Are the protests ruining football? Jemele Hill's comments about Trump and how politics have crossed into entertainment media BUT NO FOOTBALL TALK

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

Sep 26, 2017 49:32

Description:

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 when story jumped the shark Ted takes a phone call live on the air Bad Seminary advertising Our ideal body types When is "the right time" to talk about controversial issues?

Big thank you to our sponsor, Waterbrook, and their book Convicted, the true story of a corrupt cop and the man he falsely convicted finding reconciliation and redemption. 

 

 

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

Sep 18, 2017 39:48

Description:

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 that causes you to exclaim "Why do I even try?" even though you have to try? Jim Carrey's shift from crazy funny to just plain crazy.

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

Sep 11, 2017 48:49

Description:

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 it would've been like to do our respective jobs in 1985 What does it take to make a fun reformed podcast?

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

Sep 4, 2017 41:00

Description:

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 Christian's should not watch Game of Thrones The criticism of Joel Osteen for his church's slowness to help Flood victims Old dudes who think it's counter-cultural to like Taylor Swift

 

Episode #158 - NFL Season Preview

Aug 30, 2017 01:04:04

Description:

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 Teams Intriguing Bad Teams Super Bowl Picks Offensive Player of the Year Defensive Payer of the Year Stories that need to go away

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

Aug 28, 2017 36:47

Description:

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 The eclipse  When people talk about "Leading yourself"

 

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

Aug 21, 2017 42:01

Description:

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 How should we respond to racial conflict and overt racism? What exactly is a "God thing" and why to Christians insist on using this phrase? Is "self-care" a good thing? Is it just another excuse to be self-absorbed? 

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

Aug 14, 2017 01:01:49

Description:

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 tattoos and the stories behind them (Don't worry - it's PG) Are smart phones really ruining kids or are we being doomsday and overwrought about this? Overrated and underrated actors and some who are properly rated too.

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

Aug 7, 2017 49:52

Description:

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 questionable importance.

Which pastor is which candy bar - Tim Keller, Matt Chandler, Don Carson, Mark Dever? Shai Lynne and Lecrae are having a Christian hip hop beef. It's like Biggie and Tupac but way nicer. Of course we weighed in. What do we think of personality evaluations like Myers-Briggs, Strengths Finder, and the Enneagram?

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

Jul 28, 2017 51:28

Description:

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 sake of planting a church What kind of church planter would Bieber be? The worst messages we've ever preached. The awkwardness of altar calls (especially at messages we've preached)

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

Jul 24, 2017 43:59

Description:

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.

Acts 29, famous for aggressive manly preachers and faux lumberjacks hosted a gala at a nice hotel Why do Pastor's need special retreats and vacations? What are our personal bucket list items? 

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

Jul 20, 2017 45:39

Description:

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 and the Merritt-orious interview Why do people insist on just writing him off? What are People Even doing wearing pajamas on planes and eating like toddlers at dinner parties.

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

Jul 14, 2017 49:14

Description:

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 tradition of anti-patriotism Barnabas holding the door for Paul Giamatti Other celebrity encounters Ronnie's first camping experience in 23 years

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

Jul 3, 2017 50:18

Description:

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 to discussing pressing topics like the following:

LIVE IN LOUISVILLE IS HAPPENING What's with the therapy episodes (as per a former host)? Why do reformed folks LOVE Ben Sasse so much? Our favorite old school video games Adult gamers

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Episode #148 - The Ted Kluck Story

Jun 26, 2017 01:06:54

Description:

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 and George Plimpton Accidentally finding his way to writing Poetry performances by a woman in a red dress Being a junk mail copy writer Sports writing for ESPN Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield stories Emergent church and Kevin DeYoung Self confidence vs. ego That guy in your MFA

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

Jun 19, 2017 49:42

Description:

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 the spotlight are. They cover the following:

When was it obvious that dad was famous? Famous theologians over for dinner Weird experiences with weird fans Pressures PKs face

 

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

Jun 12, 2017 01:05:49

Description:

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 ground, including the following.

How Ronnie started The business of CCM Dropping Names including Audio Adrenaline, Petra, and Stryper Crazy Fans (including a spitting incident) Playing Festivals Playing Youth Groups Being divas

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

Jun 5, 2017 43:16

Description:

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

Tim Keller's INSANE sermon notes Should adults have "best" friends? What does "best friend" even mean? That weird pressure to have the perfect summer

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

May 29, 2017 37:14

Description:

In this episode of the Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie and Barnabas actually explore some rather unhappy topics.

The rising trend of college students walking out of their own commencement. When America is as healthy and wealthy as it has ever been why are there SO many books and messages being offered about fighting dissatisfaction? What are people so dissatisfied with? What's with the rising trend of people responding "F*** _____" to anything or anyone they don't like - cancer, politicians, terrorists, etc.?

Our sponsor this week is Missional Wear, the provider of all of The Happy Rant's awesome swag - coffee tumblers, pint glasses, t-shirts, coffee mugs, moleskin notebooks, and more. With Father's Day coming up now is the perfect chance to get sweet gifts for the dads in your life. Just visit Missionalwear.com/happyrant, pick the perfect gifts, and use the code RANT to get $10 off any purchase of $50 or more. They will even throw in a free Happy Rant sticker for you. 

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

May 20, 2017 47:32

Description:

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

Negative reviews left on iTunes - apparently we are arrogant, dismissive, left-leaning, nominal Christians. And we discuss things that don't matter. Barnabas Recaps the Boyce College commencement If one gets invited to speak at a Commencement does that mean he has arrived? We share books, music, movies, and TV shows we've been enjoying recently

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

May 15, 2017 47:21

Description:

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 vacations to the Astro motel. Barnabas taks about family vacations to denominational meetings and to visit amily Another round of What Are People Even Doing?

 

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

May 8, 2017 44:07

Description:

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 listener said? Why do people feel compelled to announce their departure from a free source of entertainment? What does "calling mean" and why do people use it so frequently? Tim Tebow won an award . . . for being an author. So of course we ranted about it.

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

May 1, 2017 42:01

Description:

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 things that do too.

What is it that drives us to unfollow people online? When can people leave church? Why do pastors get called to larger, better churches but congregants can't? A really poor choice in photographs by some seminary professors

This week the podcast is sponsored by the Christian Standard Bible. If you are looking for a bible that is both readable and accurate this is the one. It maintains the familiarity of passages you love while bringing the language of the text to life in a fresh way. Visit CSBible.com to learn more. 

Episode #139 - NFL Draft and NBA Playoffs

Apr 26, 2017 01:05:28

Description:

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 playoff thoughts NBA MVP thoughts

This episode also highlights a film Ted wrote and co-produced, Silverdome. They are raising funds for post-production costs. You can donate HERE if you are a good person and so inclined!

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

Apr 24, 2017 50:00

Description:

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, so he was unable to join them in their lively ranting. 

Should Christians try to build a platform? If so how can we do this well? Bill O’Reilly’s firing and how some evangelicals defend him Objectification of women in media What are people even doing? A new segment  in which we ask “what are people even doing?” about various things that drive us nuts. This episode features children’s birthday parties, bad NFL decisions, and Chick Fil A fear.

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

Apr 18, 2017 38:36

Description:

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 traveling to exotic places, like Ohio. 

United Airline's treatment of passengers, particularly their unique way of "reaccommodating" passengers forcefully  Our worst travel experiences Why Hitler should just never be brought into public discourse or compared to anyone ever anywhere Easter Plans and eggstravaganzas

 

 

 

Episode #136 - Gospel Coalition Conference Recap

Apr 10, 2017 51:32

Description:

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 grown ups Everyone is weird Amazing fan interactions Barnabas and Ronnie's first ever in-person meeting The best and worst speakers

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

Apr 3, 2017 42:36

Description:

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 professional sports. Ronnie sat this one out due to a particularly pastoral week. Here's what he missed

Coffee talk Ted asks Barnabas about his recent trip to Israel - the good, the bad, and the NFL opera singer The recent hubbub about "The Billy Graham Rule" and whether it is actually the best way to handle things. Who is the NBA MVP? Which NBA player are you? 

Episode #134 - Awkward Pastors in Restaurants

Mar 27, 2017 36:34

Description:

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 for servers

Praying endlessly

Which famous pastor would be the most likely to be this way? 

Episode #133 - Bracketology with Ronnie

Mar 20, 2017 44:21

Description:

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 partnership with laggers Roasters. 

Ronnie hates sports Ronnie picks games Ted and Barnabas give commentary and some guidance Bison burgers are delicious Ronnie trolls Ohio WE HAVE COFFEE FOR SALE

Visit HappyRantPodcast.com to learn more, order your coffee, and get some sweet mugs from Missional Wear to drink from. 

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

Mar 13, 2017 44:47

Description:

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 Christians insist on being the best marketing vehicle for things they hate . . . like The Shack? Is it really a big deal that there is, apparently, a gay character in the new Beauty and the Beast movie? And how is that any different than the cartoon?

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

Mar 6, 2017 42:41

Description:

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 Gungor and why is everyone so enraged at his tweets? We will indeed be offering Happy Rant Coffee in the near future The spectacle of The Oscars and why anyone should care Can evangelicalism survive the departure of Tim Keller? Who will the next Timmy K. be? Why doesn't the reformed world do the red carpet thing?

 

Happy Rant Bonus Episode - The Curious Christian

Mar 2, 2017 22:24

Description:

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 Discovering Wonder Enriches Every Part of Life. Barnabas did the reading himself, and while he's no Jon Hamm or Morgan Freeman he did ok. 

 

Christian Audio, who produced the audiobook, has partnered with us to make this available for your listening enjoyment AND to give a special offer. Through the end of March if you can get The Curious Christian audiobook for 50% off through ChristianAudio.com. Just use the code HAPPYRANT at checkout and you will be spending less (under $7) than you would to get full at Chick fil A.

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

Feb 27, 2017 47:31

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In this episode of The Happy Rant podcast Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas try something a little different with, um, indeterminate results. In honor of Stephen Altrogge's latest podcast they set out to do an episode of "only the better stuff" exceot that Ted's bad day gets in the way. In the end they discuss the following.

Creative funks NBA Trade Deadline and NFL Draft Live music Books we like Starting conversations with prominent theologians NBA sports writing  Memory foam mattresses

 

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

Feb 20, 2017 41:40

Description:

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 shows Why the Grammys are actually fun Chance the Rapper's Christian (??) performance Why white evangelicals all claim rap and love it so much now

Since we don't have a real sponsor in this episode Barnabas takes the chance to highlight his forthcoming book, The Curious Christian: How Discovering Wonder Enriches Every part of Life. Visit CuriousChristianBook.com to to take a fun little evaluation to see what kind of a curious person you are.  

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

Feb 13, 2017 26:03

Description:

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"  achieved the same level as "gospel" in terms of religious terms without meaning? Would Spurgeon have been a famous preacher without his beard? 

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

Feb 9, 2017 19:06

Description:

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 time performance Political commercials Terrible commercials A big comeback

 

Happy Rant #126 - Books Signings and Celebrity Man Crushes

Feb 6, 2017 59:15

Description:

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 leaving them on the shelf Signing other people's books Celebrity man crushes in movies, music, and sports Postulation about Ronnie's celebrity man crushes 

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

Feb 2, 2017 29:43

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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 an emphasis on the following:

Barnabas's tortured history with the Atlanta Falcons Favorite players on each team to watch, non-star edition Why people do, but shouldn't, hate the Patriots Coaching matchups - Shanahan's offensive genius vs. Belichick's matchup genius Picks for the game

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

Jan 30, 2017 41:27

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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 passive aggressiveness A new movement - #ImWithUs Altrogge’s new podcast . . . again Is ESV the new KJV only? Women’s protesting - good, bad, or otherwise?

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

Jan 23, 2017 37:44

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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 about satire in general? Is Satire good for the Church and Christianity? Playoff football observations and picks (once Ronnie heads out)

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

Jan 17, 2017 01:07:00

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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 college and share some sage advice. The areas of wisdom include:

Dating Advice Perspective on stress Finding identity Mix Tapes or CDs Creative endeavors And of course a little Joy Electric mockery

 

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

Jan 9, 2017 39:27

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In an unusually tired and disinterested episode Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas rant half heartedly about the following:

TGCs response to women's MMA and Ronda Rousey RHE's twitter fight with TGC about women's MMA Proposed cage matches between TGC and various Twitter opponents Books we started but did not finish

Thank you to our sponsors, Logos Bible Software and Resonate Recordings

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

Jan 3, 2017 46:55

Description:

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 Acuff's Tweet about Pastors' Kids leaving the faith because of too many Christmas services 2016 and people's overwrought reactions to it Various and sundry other wanderings

Happy Rant #119 - The Top 10 Things of 2016

Dec 27, 2016 29:07

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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 and accomplishments. 

OR we will list things we kind of enjoyed. 

Enjoy. 

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

Dec 20, 2016 38:54

Description:

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 money Kanye and Trump: a match made in heaven, or the other place RHE trolling Tim Keller on Twitter - or did she *really* not understand him? Our least favorite Christmas carols

As always, this episode is brought to you by Resonate Recordings. Mark and Jake do a phenomenal job with a whole range of audio services and have saved our bacon more than once (like this week). Check them out at ResonateRecordings.com.

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

Dec 12, 2016 39:43

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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 Ronnie, the Christmas Elf? The awkwardness of Erectile Dysfunction ads, especially with kids in the room The pressure people feel to represent themselves as something online - not falsely, but the expectations to respond, like, follow, etc. in certain ways in order to be seen a certain way.

And of course we ought to remind you of the incredible opportunity to bedazzle your life with Happy Rant swag. Go to MissionalWear.com, search "Happy Rant" and load up on the awesome gear they have put together featuring our logo.

We also want to thank the guys at Resonate Recordings who do all our editing and mastering. If you are looking for audio help with podcasts, sermons, etc go to ResonateRecordings.com to check them out. They do fantastic work.

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

Dec 5, 2016 41:51

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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 the heck is a "coach" anyway? They used to wear whistles and lead teams on to the field. Now they use flip charts and lead "teams" in conference rooms. Cohorts, summits, conferences, colloquiums and more? The Happy Rant Cartel

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And of course we ought to remind you of the incredible opportunity to bedazzle your life with Happy Rant swag. Go to MissionalWear.com, search "Happy Rant" and load up on the awesome gear they have put together featuring our logo. Use the code "Rant" for discounts and specials.

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

Nov 28, 2016 49:17

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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 astounding, like Woodward and Bernstein or the showtime Lakers. They cover such wide ranging topics as the following:

Barnabas's baby face and/or aging gracefully Ronnie's trip to a hipster craft fair Was the booing of Mike Pence at Hamilton really a big deal? Who likes musicals any how and if Ronnie could star in one what would his role be? The trend of leaving evangelicalism - what does it mean and does it make any sense?

And of course we ought to remind you of the incredible opportunity to bedazzle your life with Happy Rant swag. Go to MissionalWear.com, search "Happy Rant" and load up on the awesome gear they have put together featuring our logo. Use the code "Rant" for discounts and specials.

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

Nov 21, 2016 47:43

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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, coffee drinking swag, public display swag. They also discuss the following:

T-Shirt style preferences Christian Celebrities and their haircuts A potential episode for "Designed Person" based on D.A. Carson, his barber, and his barber's apprentice Dealing with thinning hair

Seriously, though, go to MissionalWear.com, search "Happy Rant" and load up not he awesome gear they have put together featuring our logo. Use the code "Rant" for discounts and specials.

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

Nov 14, 2016 27:15

Description:

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 encourage you to do so!

In this, the second episode, we make up for all the politics by planning a TGC vs. T4G Royal Rumble. Who would Win? Who would be the champions, the managers, the up-and-comers. Listen to find out!

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

Nov 14, 2016 37:04

Description:

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 encourage you to do so!

In this, the first episode, we discuss the downfall of America, the end of the world, and whose fault it is. Or rather, the election of Donald Trump as president.

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

Nov 7, 2016 48:39

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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 world series

Consoling Cleveland fans (You still have LeBron)

The Jen Hatmaker kerfuffle (also: Barnabas tries not to get electrocuted by LifeWay HQ)

Ronnie and Ted's love for Tiny Houses

Jack Chick chick flick - the film we've all been missing

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

Oct 31, 2016 45:15

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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. Casting Ronnie as a small town mayor in the newly minted show Designated Person. The listener suggestions are myriad and amusing. Fit pastors: those who insist on sharing their entire workout routine via photo and video and sometimes whole staffs that workout together. Coining the term "Evangelifriends" and putting it to good use.

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

Oct 24, 2016 48:31

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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 spirit of the previously popular #FirstSevenJobs, what were our early jobs? Church Networks vs. Denominations What exactly is an Evangelical Free church?

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

Oct 17, 2016 37:41

Description:

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 candidate ever How in the name of all that is good can anyone defend Donald Trump? How "Locker room talk" is an absurd euphemism for misogyny and sexual abuse talk. Is there a way to vote in this election?

 

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

Oct 10, 2016 47:17

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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 and timely topics.

Should we be our children's friends and buddies? Should parents be a "parent, not a friend"? Is there middle ground? It's Halloween season (yes, it now has a season) and things bout to get crazy with some trunk or treat, some slutty costumes, and some weird reformation stuff. Clowns. Clowns everywhere. Clowns haunting our dreams and stealing children.

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

Oct 3, 2016 39:59

Description:

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 week. What is the best way to respond to such shots fired? Tim Tebow is playing baseball which means the Tebowites have a savior to worship once again. Yippee. What do we think of the Marvel Universe and phenomenon? Which super heroes are best and which would we want to be if we were super heroes? 

Check out Olive Tree (https://www.olivetree.com), our sponsor this week. It is one of the best mobile Bible reading and studying apps and sites out there. They also offer numerous Christian books and Bible study resources for sale to be used in conjunction with scripture. They are affordable, accessible, and a fantastic platform. If you use the  code RANT at checkout you can get a 20% discount too. 

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

Sep 26, 2016 47:19

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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 that so many Christian organizations feel the need to wedge worship into everything from business meetings to sports to wherever? Gut check with Ted covering Pumpkin Spice, NFL penalties, and more We share our guilty displeasures. These are things we don't like but feel like we ought to since so many other people do.

We have a new sponsor this week - Ever Accountable (EverAccountable.com). It is an accountability app for all operating systems and mobile devices that will report any online activity, including that which happens within other apps like Facebook or Twitter. For couples and for parents with teens, tweens, or other kids on mobile devices this is a fantastic tool. It will open the door for conversations that need to be had and help build a sense of trust. And they have an offer that you would be dumb to pass on - 60 days free with no strings attached or small print. Just use the code HAPPYRANT to redeem your trial and get started.

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

Sep 19, 2016 45:58

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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 up "are we jerks?" It wasn't really answered because, well, that's awkward. But now the guys are ready to try to sort it out. Colin Kaepernick, a quarterback in the NFL, made headlines when he refused to stand for the national anthem. The hosts talk through whether this is disrespectful and how we respond to protests in general.  Which worship songs are the worst ever? And why is worship music so lame most of the time these days? 

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

Sep 12, 2016 41:24

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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 slow version of what a coffee maker does? How does an athlete being a "brother in Christ" effect our feelings towards him? What if the athlete is Sam Bradford, the over-prices substitute for the QB on Barnabas's favorite football team? What is a "thought leader"? What exactly do they lead? Do real leaders of thought call themselves thought leaders?

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

Sep 5, 2016 43:16

Description:

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 is offended by the facial expression and demeanor of . . . their mascot, a giant stuffed bird. The University of Chicago, on the other hand, has decided there need be no more trigger warnings or safe spaces.  What are things worship pastor's should quit saying? Jared Wilson had suggestions in an article, and it needed some discussing.

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

Aug 29, 2016 43:07

Description:

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 towns like a middling CCM band) discuss a handful of amusing and informative topics.

Back to school advice for parents and students alike Is Nic Cage awesome or awful? Movies that are so bad they are good Old fashioned insults that need a good revival

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

Aug 22, 2016 39:54

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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 this episode of the Happy Rant Podcast we welcome back co-founder, Stephen Altrogge and rant about the following.

Angry moms with no sense of humor attacking Stephen Do women have to be "precious" or can they be sarcastic and snarky too? Could we pull off an entirely earnest podcast?

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

Aug 15, 2016 50:39

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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 when it's so easy not to and is it worse in this internet age? How Christians ruin all the fun stuff (movies, sports, etc.) by think-piecing them to death and searching for "redemptive themes" If each of us was to host a reality TV show what show would it be?

 

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

Aug 8, 2016 50:47

Description:

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 and music choices Ronnie's time in the CCM world Drisky Business - He launched a new church! Should pastors be political on social media even though common wisdom says not to be from the pulpit? 

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

Aug 2, 2016 01:04:33

Description:

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 (not limited to) the following:

Hipster teas to keep you young What hair products we use Globe trotting, missions tourism, and all things short term missions trips The presidential election And a big announcement - we both nominate and endorse our own third party candidate

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

Jul 18, 2016 37:32

Description:

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 like The Bachelor or The Bachelorette? Is it hate watching? Is it genuine interest?  How do each of the hosts write a book? Where do they get their ideas? What does the process look like? What is the ever loving deal with fictional Calvinist characters on social media?