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The Happy Rant

with Barnabas Piper, Ronnie Martin and Ted Kluck

The Happy Rant Episodes
Episode #425 - Porn, Confession, and Outlooks on Life by Decade
February 2, 2023 - 37 min

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

  1. Why is porn the only sin men talk about any more?
  2. Why reformed people often struggle to talk about heart stuff
  3. How we avoid the vulnerable stuff by silence and by talking
  4. Our outlook on life by decade - 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s

For more ranting, conversation, and cultural analysis check out our book, The Happy Rant: Wandering To and Fro Through Some Things That Don’t Matter All That Much (and a Few That Really Do) at https://thehappyrant.com/book/

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Episode #424 - Keeping Up With New Things, Awkward Conversations, and Bad Names for Theologians
January 26, 2023 - 41 min

In this episode Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety ion topics:

  1. What new things do we still try to keep up with?
  2. The performative aspects of keeping up with new things
  3. Fullbacks and casseroles
  4. Extricating ourselves from awkward conversations
  5. Names that will not work for theologians

For more ranting, conversation, and cultural analysis check out our book, The Happy Rant: Wandering To and Fro Through Some Things That Don’t Matter All That Much (and a Few That Really Do) at https://thehappyrant.com/book/

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Episode #423 - Apple Watches, Pastor Fashion, and Doing Dad Things
January 19, 2023 - 44 min

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

  1. Pastors and Apple Watches (and John Piper's mishap)
  2. Preaching motions, gesticulations, and mobility
  3. How pastoral fashion affects pastoral output
  4. What it looks like for pastors to dress their age
  5. Becoming "dad" instead of "a guy"
  6. Doing the Daddest things

For more ranting, conversation, and cultural analysis check out our book, The Happy Rant: Wandering To and Fro Through Some Things That Don’t Matter All That Much (and a Few That Really Do) at https://thehappyrant.com/book/

Visit our show store where you can find shirts, notebooks, bags, and more. Our merchandise makes great gifts and is an ideal way to look cooler than all your friends too at https://thehappyrant.com/shop/

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Episode #422 - New Years Resolutions and Movie Plot Devices
January 12, 2023 - 46 min
In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics:
  1. What New Year's resolutions are the best for being pretentious and superior?
  2. A draft of the best movie plot and character devices and why we love them

For more ranting, conversation, and cultural analysis check out our book, The Happy Rant: Wandering To and Fro Through Some Things That Don’t Matter All That Much (and a Few That Really Do) at https://thehappyrant.com/book/

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Episode #421 - Litigating Christmas
December 22, 2022 - 23 min
In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics:
  1. Ted has a big confession and needs help litigating it from Ronnie and Barnabas
  2. What does one do when one has NO CHRISTMAS TREE
  3. Piper Family Christmas decorations


For more ranting, conversation, and cultural analysis check out our book, The Happy Rant: Wandering To and Fro Through Some Things That Don’t Matter All That Much (and a Few That Really Do) at https://thehappyrant.com/book/

Visit our show store where you can find shirts, notebooks, bags, and more. Our merchandise makes great gifts and is an ideal way to look cooler than all your friends too at https://thehappyrant.com/shop/

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Episode #420: Year-End Book List Lineup
December 15, 2022 - 33 min
In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics:

1. How year-end book lists are planned and put together (make it about me, posture a bit, be well-rounded, etc.)
2. Incorporating theology, history, Wendell Berry, biographies, and more
3. Barnabas and Ronnie's year-end book list line-up from 1-9

For more ranting, conversation, and cultural analysis check out our book, The Happy Rant: Wandering To and Fro Through Some Things That Don’t Matter All That Much (and a Few That Really Do) at https://thehappyrant.com/book/

Visit our show store where you can find shirts, notebooks, bags, and more. Our merchandise makes great gifts and is an ideal way to look cooler than all your friends too at https://thehappyrant.com/shop/

Check out our sponsor:

Visual Theology (https://visualtheology.church) and use the code “happyrant” at checkout for a 20% discount!

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Episode #419: Churches and Christmas: The Great Debate
December 8, 2022 - 30 min
In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics:

1. The outrage and controversy over churches meeting on Christmas
2. Deviating from a sermon series for Advent
3. Variations in Church Christmas decorations
4. Christmas pastor attire
Santa as a type of Christ

For more ranting, conversation, and cultural analysis check out our book, The Happy Rant: Wandering To and Fro Through Some Things That Don’t Matter All That Much (and a Few That Really Do) at https://thehappyrant.com/book/

Visit our show store where you can find shirts, notebooks, bags, and more. Our merchandise makes great gifts and is an ideal way to look cooler than all your friends too at https://thehappyrant.com/shop/

Check out our sponsor:

Visual Theology (https://visualtheology.church) and use the code “happyrant” at checkout for a 20% discount!

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Episode #418: Pastor Voices and Wanting to be Liked
December 1, 2022 - 40 min
In this episode of The Happy Rant, Ted and Ronnie wander to and fro through a variety of topics:

1. Pastor voices
2. How does a pastor come across authentically from the pulpit?
3. Fake intellectual pastors and theological verbiage
4. Wanting to be liked vs. wanting to appear smart

For more ranting, conversation, and cultural analysis check out our book, The Happy Rant: Wandering To and Fro Through Some Things That Don’t Matter All That Much (and a Few That Really Do) at https://thehappyrant.com/book/

Visit our show store where you can find shirts, notebooks, bags, and more. Our merchandise makes great gifts and is an ideal way to look cooler than all your friends too at https://thehappyrant.com/shop/

Check out our sponsor:
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Episode #417: We Are Professional Readers (3 Free Chapters of Our Audiobook)
November 25, 2022 - 66 min
In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas do something a little different. Instead of wandering to and fro they offer up three free chapters from the audiobook of The Happy Rant.

Chapter 1: Evangelical Fame (We do weird stuff with Christian celebrity.)
Chapter 8: Evangelical Money Guilt (Why are Christians so weird about money?)
Chapter 14: Manly Men (What is manhood? What makes a good man?)

For more ranting, conversation, and cultural analysis check out our book, The Happy Rant: Wandering To and Fro Through Some Things That Don’t Matter All That Much (and a Few That Really Do) at https://thehappyrant.com/book/

Visit our show store where you can find shirts, notebooks, bags, and more. Our merchandise makes great gifts and is an ideal way to look cooler than all your friends too at https://thehappyrant.com/shop/

Check out our sponsor:
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Episode #416 - Advent Books and What Men Actually Need in the Church
November 17, 2022 - 51 min
In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics:
1) The big three for men in the church (according to a tweeter): Money, Sex, and Fitness
2) Are men actually leaving the church?
3) What men actually need in church
4) Learning leadership right

For more ranting, conversation, and cultural analysis check out our book, The Happy Rant: Wandering To and Fro Through Some Things That Don’t Matter All That Much (and a Few That Really Do) at https://thehappyrant.com/book/

Visit our show store where you can find shirts, notebooks, bags, and more. Our merchandise makes great gifts and is an ideal way to look cooler than all your friends too at https://thehappyrant.com/shop/

Check out our sponsor:
Visual Theology (https://visualtheology.church) and use the code “happyrant” at checkout for a 20% discount!

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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