The Happy Rant Podcast

A conversation where we cheerfully (if sardonically) rant aboutall the things that don’t matter all that much and some things that do.

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

  • Our brand new website and merchandise
  • A silk shirt weekend with Josh McDowell
  • Blazers and Khakis, the academic uniform
  • The ethos of khaki pants
  • Piper’s introduction to Downton Abbey

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

  • DRISKY BUSINESS: evaluating Mark Driscoll’s Yoda tweeting technique
  • The practicalities of punching something evil in the face
  • Cracker Barrel Christians vs. Whole Foods Christians
  • Reformed Mingle (not a joke): a new reformed dating site

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie and Barnabas wander to and fro through three topics, specifically through 3 Patreon episodes:

  • How do you find your voice as a writer?
  • What would we do if we knew we could not fail?
  • What do we appreciate about our wives?

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In this episode of the Happy Rant Sports Podcast Ted and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of sports topics:

  • Ted’s alumni football game
  • The base instincts of sports and competition (and how they bring out the worst in us)
  • Disappointing fantasy football teams – the best and worse of this year
  • NFL Uniforms: the good, the bad, and the really ugly
  • The Ben Simmons situation and player empowerment
  • NBA team chemistry
  • That one friend who wants to realign college football

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

  • Gospel Project writing fame
  • What MLMs would work for men?
  • Side hustles for ministry
  • The poverty reputation
  • “I could make more in the marketplace”
  • Working for money vs. working for purpose

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

  • The final T4G – but why? And How are we feeling about it?
  • A Piper name drop of the Rise and Fall of Mars Hill
  • Things we’re enjoying
  • What career would we do if we could do anything else?
  • Do we care about James Bond movies?
  • Vince Vaughn opinions
  • Who’s the most surprising fan of The Rant?

In this episode of The Happy Rant Podcast Ted and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics:

  • The demographic of people who use “margin”
  • Leadership brand vs. leaders we’d actually follow
  • Humility as a brand
  • What does it mean to lead our family?
  • The pitfalls of the five paragraph essay

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

  • Dutch Adam & Eve
  • John Piper the punching bag
  • The Pied Piper Book (hit piece on Piper)
  • The Heresy Rant
  • The New Yorker tote bag flex
  • Other brand flexes

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

  • The evolution of khakis (and dressing our age)
  • Ronnie’s epic “accidental” Christmas photo shoot
  • Wardrobe changes
  • Rebranding Cleveland baseball

In this LIVE episode of the Happy Rant, recorded at the First Baptist Church of Hurst, Texas, Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics, all provided by listeners. They range from meeting our wives to owning minor league baseball teams to the Mark Driscoll podcast.


In this episode of the Happy Rant Sports Podcast Ted and Barnabas wander to and fro through the following topics:

  • Hot takes on bad teams
  • The future of old veterans
  • NFL predictions (Rookie of the year, Super Bowl, Etc.)

In this LIVE episode of the Happy Rant, recorded at the First Baptist Church of Hurst, Texas, Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics:

  • Our amazing hosts
  • Breaking down baptistries
  • Personas of different views of baptism
  • Why is smugness so fun?
  • The gentrification of souls
  • The whitest things

In this LIVE episode of the Happy Rant, recorded at the First Baptist Church of Hurst, Texas, Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics:

  • Hot or Not – 90s mega church aesthetics, being assertive, and reformedom
  • The psychology and pathology of buddying up to Beth Moore on social media
  • Flustered by celebrity
  • Celebrity accessibility ruins things
  • The reformed version of US WEEKLY

In this episode of the Happy Rant Sports Podcast Ted and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics:

  • Over coverage of sports
  • Little league World Series fandom
  • Fantasy football keepers
  • QB development and offensive schemes
  • Preseason football thoughts

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

  • The Josh Harris deconstruction kits
  • What parts of deconstruction might be good
  • What we get wrong about deconstruction

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas wander to and fro through a variety of topics:

  • Moving your kid into college
  • How sadness about change hits us
  • What is the most Christian response to sadness?
  • Field of Dreams: Awesome or Not?
  • The difficulty of being 30

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

  • TV size as a personality statement
  • Donald Miller and car promotions
  • Loss of social cues when making marketing requests
  • The muddying of business and personal in self-promotion
  • How to market our book without being the worst? 

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

  • Why aren’t we funny any more?
  • M. Night Shyamalan takes and opinions – awesome or garbage?
  • Jared C. the moviegoer and screenwriter
  • Kids with Weird names
  • Theologian names for kids
  • Dock life and camping
  • LIVE SHOW DETAILS

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted and Barnabas (sans Ronnie) wander to and fro through a variety of topics:

  • Ted at summer camp
  • Finding the original hipster
  • Coffee and anxiety
  • Drisky thoughts
  • Fighting ego in ministry
  • Mullets and mustaches

In this episode of The Happy Rant Ronnie and Barnabas (sans Ted) wander to and fro through a variety of topics, particularly about being men of the cloth:

  • Writing process vs. sermon preparation
  • Finding your voice as a preacher
  • Unexpected things in ministry
  • Handling the lowliness of pastoring in all its counter-cultural uncoolness
  • Pastors making and keeping (or not) friends