Bnonn Tennant (the B is silent)

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2 minutes to read In partnership with Michael Foster, I have launched a new website dedicated to developing a positive doctrine of masculinity.

For some time I have been working with a fellow in the States, Michael Foster, on a project focused around biblical masculinity and gender roles. It started on Facebook, but we now have our own website at

Michael and I are committed to developing and articulating a positive and practical doctrine of manhood. We want to explore how to build God’s house and exercise the dominion—the father-rule—he created us for. Our aim is to bring together, equip, and be sharpened by a worldwide community of men to mature into godly and effective patriarchs.

If you’d like to read more, or get involved, check out the site. We also have a newsletter which you can easily subscribe to there, if you’re not the kind of person who uses social media or checks websites often.

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Wow, that is an awesome new website. Many thanks, I am sure it will be a blessing to many guys out there!

I loved your article on comedy:

“Before a perversion can seem glamorous, it often has to seem harmless and safe. It has to be normalized. And an extraordinarily powerful way of doing this is by making it funny. It’s not a coincidence that comedy routinely revolves around various forms of sexual sin.”

I experienced this quite strongly some years ago when I was at a friend’s house and ended up watching part of a popular American TV show, “Will and Grace.” It was so well-done that I ended up laughing at and enjoying a show that was quite clearly glorifying and normalizing all sorts of sin and perversion. Afterwards, I shook my head and wondered what I had been thinking. But it became crystal-clear to me why Americans have fallen so heavily for the sexual perversion agenda and the progressive agenda in general. Once you sit in front of a television and watch the slick social advertising (in the form of popular TV shows) year in and year out, you have committed yourself to believing its gospel, willingly or not.

Great work – thank you.

P.S. Thanks for talking about the contraception issue – most male
Christian bloggers aren’t willing to touch that one with a ten-foot pole (and if they do, they’re usually pandering to the contraception agenda, not standing up to it). Bravo.


I ‘ll respond here, since I don’t know where else to respond to your article. Since your number one point was that people who fear God can take instruction, I’ll assume you won’t be offended if I offer some. Perhaps we agree on it, but what I’m going to say was not mentioned in your article.
A man who fears the Lord hates evil—especially pride, arrogance, and perverted speech. They grieve him and he tries to mortify them. By contrast, a man who does not fear God is himself evil—he is boastful and disrespectful, hasty to judge others, and eager to involve himself in speaking ill of them.

While I agree with that in a general sense, there are many specific exceptions, and we should know them, so that we don’t misjudge.

Job 1:8-9 And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? 9 Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?

Job was a man whom God commended for his fear of God by saying, “there is none like him in the earth”. And Satan, himself, did not contest that Job feared God.

Yet Job in his righteousness was boastful, disrespectful, and quickly judged his friends and neighbors, speaking ill of them, for being both wrong, and even being unworthy to speak ill of himself. So, as Ecclesiastes 3 says, “there is a time for everything”. We are to boast in the Lord, our knowledge of the Lord, and our obedience to the Lord,
Jeremiah 9:23-24 Thus says the Lord, “Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches; 24 but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things,” declares the Lord.
Job boasted in his own lovingkindness, justice, and righteousness, because he knew God delights in those things. The Apostle Paul boasted in his ministry, and King David boasted in the Lord also.
Job disrespected his friends right back when they spoke falsely against him:
Job 12:1-3 And Job answered and said, 2 No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you. 3 But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you: yea, who knoweth not such things as these?
Job, who was attested by God as having the fear of God(the foundation of Godly wisdom) and fleeing evil(the outworking of Godly wisdom), like no other, also did not hesitate to use his judgement and pronounce his Godly judgement of others.
Job 30:1 But now men younger than I make fun of me— men whose fathers were too worthless to put with my sheep dogs.
Yes, Job spoke ill of those who should be ill spoken of.

Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? … He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. … In whose eyes a reprobate is despised, But who honors those who fear the Lord

Bnonn, you may personally be struggling with seeing who is reprobate and who fears the Lord, because, as wisdom tells us, they’re both, alike, going to be condemning and calling each other bad names. My advice to you, is; on any particular issue, to look at who is ashamed of God’s word, and who is wanting it preached and followed.
False teachers deserve our condemnation. And the wicked fruit of our generation is the result of the mass of “ministers” being swept up in many heresies, often due to their being ashamed of what God’s word really teaches.
Jeremiah 23:1 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the Lord.
Jeremiah 23:11 “For both prophet and priest are polluted; Even in My house I have found their wickedness,” declares the Lord.
Jeremiah 23:22 But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.
Jeremiah 23:36b for ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the Lord of hosts our God.

When I call those who preach the heresy that men are responsible for women’s rebellion, “Cunt-worshipers”, I’m not the one perverting God’s word, I’m not the one being profane.(characterized by irreverence or contempt for God) Nor is it coarse jesting. I’m serious! Much thought went into coming up with that particular condemnation for those who defy God and pervert God’s word on behalf of the feelings and sexual inclinations of the female sex. My use of it is twofold. First it highlights their idolatry, while using a word with a very derogatory connotation, so that I also intentionally profane the name of their goddess as directly as I can. If that term shows my contempt for their “god”, then I guess it might be profane to some folks.
God Himself speaks coarsely against false teaching and false teachers:
Malachi 2:1 And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you.
Malachi 2:3 Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take you away with it.
Malachi 2:8a But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble at the law;
Malachi 2:16-17 “For I hate divorce, says the Lord the God of Israel, and covering one’s garment with violence, says the Lord of hosts. So take heed to yourselves and do not be faithless.” 17 You have wearied the Lord with your words. Yet you say, “How have we wearied him?” By saying, “Every one who does evil is good in the sight of the Lord, and he delights in them.” Or by asking, “Where is the God of justice?”

While in Malachi’s time, only men were allowed to initiate divorce, today women now initiate over 80% of divorces, and are likely causal in most divorces. However we have those who would excuse women, by blaming men, and their fruit is a divorce rate over 30% in their churches, unheard of in generations past. God holds women responsible for their sins, and so would the church if they were following God.
For the first 1800 years of the church the churches divorce rate never went above half of a percent. Only the hardest of hearts got divorced. If the error of making men responsible for women’s sins is removed from the church, and the church practices holding women responsible for living according to God’s word again, the divorce rate would go back to where it always was before this nonsense took hold. And so much of the other sins today are follow on effects from the breakdown of God’s order in the family.

Sometimes the men glorying in their correct knowledge of God, and condemning a generation of pastors for their false teaching, even with coarse language, and calling for repentance, are the only ones reacting in accord with the mind of God.
If anybody can’t see that the church has destroyed marriage and the family through Feminism, a supremacist ideology, which blames all evils on men, then they are too blind to be guiding anyone. And If somebody’s model of headship blames all evils on men, then it is just as certainly of Satan, as its twin, Feminism, is. The destination is the same, even though you were clear over on the other side of that very broad road.