This blog is having an
existential crisis

While I tinker with a new design, I’m also pondering how, what, and why I write here. I don’t know how long that will take, but you’re welcome to email me and see how things are progressing.

Stress-testing the
mind of Christ

Where a recovering ex-atheist rams the Bible into other worldviews to see what breaks (note: Scripture cannot be broken)


Who (and what) is Bnonn?

Dominic Bnonn Tennant

I am a Christian, husband, father and entrepreneur living in Te Awamutu, New Zealand. My name is Dominic Tennant, but I’m more commonly known online as Bnonn (pronounced “non”), so I publish under the name Dominic Bnonn Tennant. I was brought to faith in 2004, after several years as an outspoken atheist, when finally God clouted me over the head with a Christian who actually knew what the Bible says—my now-wife, Smokey the Magnificent.

Since I have a background of sorts in philosophy and writing, and I was acutely aware of how many Christians didn’t adequately think through their faith (because I’d spent a lot of time as an atheist ruining their days), I created this blog. The idea is to glorify and uphold the truth of God’s word for believers who are interested in biblical philosophy, theology, and apologetics.

You’re probably wondering where I stand on a whole bunch of issues, so let me break it down for you real quick:

We are justified by faith alone. Everyone who is drawn by the Father comes and will be raised up on the last day by Jesus. The last day will come like a thief in the night. There won’t be a millennium before it, or afterward. There will simply be the new heavens and the new earth. Everyone there will have been drawn by the Father in this life, and no one drawn will fail to come. But many will fail to come because they were not drawn, and will suffer eternal conscious punishment. Everyone drawn should be baptized, but no one else. They should form churches and run them so the congregations are in charge. They should pray for God to work powerfully among them with various miracles, but should be discerning about what actually counts as God’s working (hint: jabbering incoherently doesn’t count). They can discern true signs and true prophets from false because God has given us his inerrant word to check everything against.

And that should just about cover it.