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

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 850 Ratings

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

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

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

    - Why should anyone stay on Twitter?
    - Why are people leaving Twitter, and why now especially?
    - How did we used to discourse before social media?
    - Phone addiction vs. social media addiction
    - Our summer plans and going back to school

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

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

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

    1. Podcasts as the new radio
    2. If there are so many writers and books, why do we keep doing it?
    3. Writing idealism vs. pragmatism/capitalism
    4. Writing for legacy vs. writing to “make it”
    5. How do we treat younger generations well instead of dumping all over them?

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

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

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

    1. Fan encounters and celebrity moments
    2. Regrettable cultural choices and fashion decisions
    3. Pastoral and teaching mistakes
    4. Greeting others with a holy kiss
    5. Transformative books, music, and movies for us
    6. Slapping pastors (again)
    7. The “C” in Jared C. Wilson - wrong answers only
    8. Book endorsements
    9. Ideal piece of sports memorabilia
    10. Who in the Bible do we identify with the most?

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

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

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

    1. Church decor and interesting instruments
    2. Writing advice and writing cohorts
    3. The value of writing inspiration
    4. Advice for D.Min students and Ronnie’s classroom vibe
    5. Marriage advice and marriage questions

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

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

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

    1. A T4G retrospective of our favorite moments
    2. The future of reformed conferences
    3. Angry Calvinists
    4. Tell me you’re reformed without telling me you’re reformed
    5. Violent Grace
    6. Fighting famous pastors

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

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

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

    1. Where have all the youth pastors gone?
    2. Are church planters the new youth pastors?
    3. Are pastors particularly bad at digital and personal communication?
    4. Gaming as a career and as socially acceptable

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
850 Ratings

850 Ratings

Tamar Bootray ,

Ted, Barnabas, and Ronnie are doing something special

I love this show. I listen every week and have been since about 2019. You guys bring up great topics that get me thinking and you also get me laughing with each joke and sarcastic remark. You guys are my comfort show. Keep it up you sell-outs! Can’t wait to get the book!

Jayrey15 ,

Happy for the Rant

Just want to say I’m so happy that you guys “sold out” and will hopefully get more compensation for your effort. Anyone complaining about this is ridiculous. Can’t wait for the book!

jimmy m_ ,

Ted Kluck

Live show Ted is date Mike from The Office.

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