About True Magic

This podcast is aimed at re-enchanting Reformed Christianity by doing two main things:

  1. Asking scripture and nature how heavenly patterns are expressed in the material world. In other words, we understand the physical realm as fundamentally symbolic, participating in spiritual patterns—and we want to better understand how.

  2. Discerning how this intersection of fact and meaning should shape our piety. In other words, given what we learn in scripture and nature about the physical imaging the spiritual, and given that we ourselves are the image of the invisible God, how should we live so that we are properly participating in these, that “thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven”?

True Magic is a project of Bnonn and Smokey Tennant, Reformed Christians living in New Zealand. It is one half doctrine and one half documentary. Smokey presents historical and cultural knowledge, and Bnonn applies hermeneutical and theological insights.

Bnonn & Smokey attend Redwood Reformation Church in Rotorua. Bnonn is the author of The Spine of Scripture: God’s Kingdom from Eden to Eternity, and It’s Good To Be A Man: A Handbook for Godly Masculinity.

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Bnonn Tennant

Purveyor of symbolic realism and life as liturgy; author of The Spine of Scripture & co-author of It's Good To Be A Man. Re-enchanting Reformed Christianity one head-scratching comment at a time.