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The Happy Rant

with Barnabas Piper, Ronnie Martin and Ted Kluck

Happy Rant #107 - Buddy Parents, Halloween, and Clowns

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In this episode of The Happy Rant Ronnie returns from his pilgrimages and quests to hoping Ted and Barnabas for a riveting discussion of important and timely topics. Should we be our children's friends and buddies? Should parents be a "parent, not a friend"? Is there middle ground? It's Halloween season (yes, it now has a season) and things bout to get crazy with some trunk or treat, some slutty costumes, and some weird reformation stuff. Clowns. Clowns everywhere. Clowns haunting our dreams and stealing children. Check out Olive Tree, our sponsor this week. It is one of the best mobile Bible reading and studying apps and sites out there. They also offer numerous Christian books and Bible study resources for sale to be used in conjunction with scripture. They are affordable, accessible, and a fantastic platform. If you use the  code RANT at checkout you can get a 20% discount too.

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October 10, 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 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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