About Dominic Bnonn
I am a young Christian, husband, and father living in Hamilton, New Zealand. My name is Dominic Tennant, though I am more commonly known online as Bnonn (pronounced “non”), and I therefore publish under the name Dominic Bnonn Tennant. I came to faith in 2004, following several years as an outspoken atheist. God converted me through the agency of my now-wife, Sarah, known online as Smokering; a daughter of the pastor of Trinity Reformed Baptist Church. You’re welcome to read my testimony.
One of the principal factors in my being brought to faith was an investigation into the philosophical justifications for knowledge (epistemology). That is: how do we know; and how do we know that we know? During the course of this investigation, I came to realize that non-Christian thinking is necessarily incoherent and irrational, while, conversely, Christian philosophy is internally coherent and rational (though I did not realize this through any intelligence of my own, but rather through the power of the Holy Spirit). Being thus convicted, and persuaded also through dialog with Smokering, I became unable to persist in the self-deception common to all non-Christians: that man is sovereign over his own life, and that God does not exist.
Having a background of sorts in philosophy and writing, and being cognizant of much irrational thinking on the part of many Christians, leading to all sorts of false and unbiblical theologies and an inability to adequately defend the faith, I created this blog. It is my hope that it will offer a resource to glorify and uphold the truth of God’s word for believers who are interested in biblical philosophy, theology, apologetics, and so on. The subjects which I choose, and the manner in which I write, will depend upon specific needs as I see them—this blog is obviously tailored to my situation. My parents, for example, are Catholic; and so I discuss issues surrounding ecclesiology and epistemic authority more often than I otherwise might. Similarly, one of my Christian friends uses this site as a resource for apologetics and expositions; so, again, I write to his needs. More generally, though, I hope that this blog will eventually come to serve as a comprehensive resource for both moderately short articles, series, and books on all manner of topics relating to Christianity—and thereby be useful to all manner of Christians.