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One of the pushbacks I’ve heard against Bnonn’s work is that it reveals a distorted theological emphasis—“not everything is about gender.”

The most obvious answer to this is that biblical sexuality is by no means Bnonn’s only interest; Bnonn reads extensively, and writes moderately, on a whole host of varied issues. Soteriology, kingdom theology, prelapsarian predation, issues relating to Catholicism, church history, biblical translation, bioethics, typology and symbolism...

Nevertheless, biblical sexuality is the focus of his ministry. He has good reasons for this.

Firstly, sexuality is undeniably the most charged, relevant and consequential point of conflict between the church and the world today. Christian teenagers heading to college aren’t routinely assailed by arguments that they should quit the faith because it is wrong about the nature of reality, or the deity of Christ; they are told they should leave Christianity because it is bigoted, wrong, unscientific and unloving about homosexuality and transgenderism.

Nor are Christians being sued, losing their jobs, being excoriated on social media and losing friendships because they have the ‘wrong’ view on justification, or inerrancy, or monotheism. These things are happening because they have the ‘wrong’ view on sexuality.

Bnonn has written directly on this point here:

It is the truth which is assailed that tests our fidelity - It's Good to be a Man

This is a fight in which, when Christians lose, they lose big. It is very probable that in a few years, Christians will no longer be able to foster or adopt in NZ without signing off on pro-LGBT parenting methods. It is not unthinkable that homeschooling will be outlawed for the sake of the children who might not receive the 'right' sex education. It has already happened that Christian pastors are being rejected as marriage celebrants because they refuse to solemnise same-sex marriages. And it is increasingly difficult to find a church which has not compromised on biblical teachings about sexuality.

Secondly, there is a need and a niche for a positive doctrine of masculinity in the church. Michael and Bnonn talk to men all the time who have lost everything in no-fault divorce; who have been raised without father-figures and have no idea what biblical manhood should look like; who are miserably single, but told by their churches to embrace this 'gift'; who are encouraged by family members to delay childbearing for ten or fifteen years so their wives can earn more; who are sick of having their entire sex labelled toxic, dangerous, abusive and untrustworthy, even within the church.

Many of these men turn to the 'red-pill' community, a nihilistic and often misogynistic secular group. Michael and Bnonn's ministry helps turn these men away from this path (which tends towards victim culture and spitefulness) into a positive view of manhood which declares that godly masculinity is good, not shameful. Several men have attested that Bnonn and Michael have helped save them from this nihilism and despair. One has even said they saved his life (male suicide is skyrocketing, especially from divorce which is 80% initiated by women).

As a final point: getting things done requires specialisation. I have never heard it argued that William Wilberforce was overly obsessed with abolition, or that Gladys Aylward had an unhealthy obsession with foot-binding, or Elizabeth Fry with prison reform, or Bonhoeffer with the issue of Nazism. Bnonn's focus on biblical sexuality does not mean he believes it is of disproportionate theological importance; it simply means it is his ministry, as CAP is Greg's and Bible in Schools is Judy Latif's.