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

The Happy Rant Barnabas Piper, Ted Kluck, & Ronnie Martin

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

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

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

    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

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

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

    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

    • 37 min
    Episode #283 - Remembering Kobe and Public Grief

    Episode #283 - Remembering Kobe and Public Grief

    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

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Happy Rant Sports #35 - Super Bowl Talk and Baseball Cheaters

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

    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?

    • 54 min
    Episode #282 - The Bravery Episode

    Episode #282 - The Bravery Episode

    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?

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

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

    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?

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

Hannah_S703 ,

They bring the hahas

I love that these guys love Jesus and the reformed world, but are also aware of its faults. They have provided me with plenty of hahas and good times.

NKYAJR ,

This is a good review

(Skip reading if you already pre-judged these guys)

Seems there’s a few recent bad reviews on here, but not sure why. These are normal guys in the context of: outside of their church, talking about their woes within the church and everyday hurdles. These could be the convos I have with my friends. They are Christians, writers and very, very honest (abrasively so) even about themselves (as is required for reformed folks. Sure, I only agree with about 80-90% of the time but why would I give a lesser rating? They are who they say they are. Listen for awhile and you’ll see. - also, I don’t watch much sports so these guys are my definitive source of all things sports (when I’m in the mood).

Sweet.dave ,

What a banger

I love being reformed. I also love making fun of the insane reformed subculture. This podcast has a few thoughtful guys sometimes not being that thoughtful. Only wish each episode were longer. Also you could stop doing the sports episodes and I’d be fine with that. Also suggestion: start doing more of a Doctrine and Devotion thing with your cast. Loljk.

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