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The Happy Rant

with Barnabas Piper, Ronnie Martin and Ted Kluck

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

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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?
July 18, 2016
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Meet Your Hosts
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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