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The Happy Rant

with Barnabas Piper, Ronnie Martin and Ted Kluck

Happy Rant #116 - Furtick's Mic, Friday Night Lights, and The Happy Rant Cartel

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In this week's episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas unpack and suss out a number of pressing topics Steven Furtick's microphone - game show host or rapper? Introducing Ronnie to Friday Night Lights What the heck is a "coach" anyway? They used to wear whistles and lead teams on to the field. Now they use flip charts and lead "teams" in conference rooms. Cohorts, summits, conferences, colloquiums and more? The Happy Rant Cartel BIG thank you to our lead sponsor for this episode - a new Bible study for students from Renae Adelsberger. Who Is This Man is a 60-day interactive study walking through the book of Mark. It is in-depth and applicable while also giving users a chance to explore scripture with each other and with creativity. This study effectively opens students eyes to Jesus and shows them how to study scripture well. It is available at Amazon or at Renae's website, (group/bulk discounts available too). And of course we ought to remind you of the incredible opportunity to bedazzle your life with Happy Rant swag. Go to, search "Happy Rant" and load up on the awesome gear they have put together featuring our logo. Use the code "Rant" for discounts and specials.

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December 05, 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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