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The Happy Rant

with Barnabas Piper, Ronnie Martin and Ted Kluck

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

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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? Big thank you to our sponsor, Union University. If you are a student, are raising a future college student, or are in a position to give advice to prospective college students please Check Union out for a wonderful Christian liberal arts education. 
August 07, 2017
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Barnabas Piper is an assistant pastor at Immanuel Church in Nashville and is the author of several books and multiple small group studies including—Help My Unbelief, Hoping for Happiness, and Ecclesiastes: Finding Meaning in a World of Passing Pursuits. He has contributed to numerous websites and publications and writes regularly for He Reads Truth. Piper speaks at churches and conferences around the country and lives in the Nashville area with his wife and two daughters.

Ronnie Martin is the Lead Pastor of Substance Church (EFCA), which he planted, in Ashland, Ohio. He is also the Director of Leader Renewal for Harbor Network and has authored six books, including The God Who Is With Us: A 25 Day Advent Devotional (coming Oct. 2022 on B&H). Ronnie and his wife, Melissa, regularly speak to church leaders.
Ted Kluck has written for ESPN the Magazine, USA Today, Sports Spectrum Magazine, and ESPN.com Page 2. Ted has authored or co-authored several books including Facing Tyson: 15 Fighters, 15 Stories, Paper Tiger: One Athlete's Journey to the Underbelly of Pro Football, Why We're Not Emergent (by Two Guys Who Should Be), and Why We Love the Church. In 2010 Ted founded Gut Check Press, a small publishing house, where he holds the title Co-Founder and Secretary of the Interior. Ted also co-hosts The Happy Rant Podcast, The Gut Check Podcast, and Kluck. He has played professional indoor football, coached high school football, trained as a professional wrestler, served as a missionary and teaches journalism at Union University. Ted lives in Jackson, TN, with his wife and two sons. He's a frequent speaker at conferences and events.
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