A reply to Damian Peterson’s question about whether objective morality is really as important as people think it is, and whether subjective morality is really as problematic as Christians say.
Bnonn spends most of his time writing and teaching, both professionally and in ministry. As well as preaching monthly, he has published over 300 worldview-related articles, and has a professional interest in the science of persuasion (www.biblicalmarketing.org). He co-founded NZ’s apologetics ministry, Thinking Matters, because clear reasoning about the biblical worldview played such a major role in his own conversion from atheism to Christianity. Bnonn feels a particular calling to help equip Christians to better understand, read, and appreciate God’s word. In apologetics, he tries to focus on the 20% of ideas that have 80% of the influence, and is especially interested in how the dominant ideas of worldviews fit together. Bnonn lives in Te Awamutu with his wife and three children, and is a member of Trinity Reformed Baptist Church.
Entries by Bnonn
A brief discussion of two objections to Christianity based on Occam’s Razor, pointing out the various problems with these from a presuppositional perspective.
A reply to Darryl Burling regarding the purpose of Thinking Matters, and of apologetics in general.
Bnonn interacts further with Ken Perrott on the question of whether intelligent design can be considered a scientific inference.
The question of whether intelligent design is a scientific or philosophical inference is a contentious and oft-debated one. Using a recent discussion on Ken Perrott’s blog as a kick-off point, Bnonn offers a brief commentary on this issue, giving reasons for why it is arbitrary to dismiss ID as unscientific.
Things have been happening in the New Zealand apologetics community. A couple of weeks ago Jason and I met with the editor of Christian News, and also with some members of the Manawatu Christian Apologetics Society. We spent a lot of time talking about the state of apologetics in New Zealand, and the various groups […]
Bnonn addresses several important questions about the nature of science.
A brief update outlining progress with the Thinking Matters Journal.
Last Wednesday, July 18, Thinking Matters Tauranga hosted Dr William Lane Craig at Bethlehem Community Church’s new meeting facility. Craig presented two lectures; the first on the importance of apologetics, and the second on whether belief in God is reasonable. For a mid-week, mid-afternoon event, the first lecture garnered more people than were expected; about […]
As of 10.30 pm on Saturday, June 14 (New Zealand Daylight Savings Time of course), Thinking Matters is officially up and running. Although there are still tweaks to be made with the look of the site, all the major coding and design is done, and all the most troublesome kinks have been ironed out. All […]
An update on the first issue of the Thinking Matters Journal.
Thinking Matters is a ministry encouraging New Zealand Christians to explore WHAT they believe and WHY they believe it, so they can engage culture and present the Christian faith both gracefully and persuasively.
We do this through training in apologetics, worldview, culture, and evangelism.
PO Box 16399, Bethlehem,
Tauranga 3147, Tauranga