Author Archives: Tihomir Kukolja

About Tihomir Kukolja

Tihomir Kukolja, born in Slavonska Pozega, Croatia in 1954. Studied, lived and worked in Yugoslavia, Croatia, United Kingdom, Australia and the US. Education in theology, communications, and radio journalism. Worked as a church pastor, media professional, radio producer and presenter, journalist, religious liberty activist, and reconciliation and leadership development activist. Lives in Baytown TX, USA with professional ties with Seattle WA, USA and Fuzine, Croatia. Currently serves as the Executive Director, Forum for Leadership and Reconciliation (Forum), and Director of Renewing Our Minds (ROM) initiative. Loves photography, blogging and social media. Views, opinions and interests expressed in this blog are those of the author and contributors alone, and do not necessarily represent the views of organizations with which the author is or has been associated in the past.

Letter to America, Seventeen Years Later

Seventeen years ago, only three weeks after the unprecedented Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S., which took more than 3,000 innocent lives, I shared the following letter, which I wrote from Croatia at that time, with a group of … Continue reading

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God of Our Depraved Image

When churches, theologians and faith scholars accept the Darwinian theory of evolution as the objective truth of our beginnings, it is only a matter of time before they fully embrace the theory of social and spiritual evolution too, and with … Continue reading

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Audio: Lessons from the First Christian Movement

How much does the Christianity of today resemble the Christianity of its early days, when the Holy Spirit came mightily on the first group of Jesus’ followers who would soon turn the world upside down? What did Jesus mean when … Continue reading

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Bulevardul Libertatii and Other New Videos

The most recent “Ambassadors for a Better World” video features – August 2018 Changing the Future Roades, Romania: Liviu and Elena Tudosie, and their ministry “Perspective – Investing in the Present, Changing the Future” are making a profound and lasting … Continue reading

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The Unfortunate Legacy

“In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son.” Hebrew 1:1-2. (NIV) Waco, Part 2 David Thibodeau, one … Continue reading

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The Truth That Will Blow Your Mind

Waco, The Unfortunate Legacy, Part 1   “If anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the desert,’ do not go out; or ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it.” Matthew 24:25. NIV   Prologue At … Continue reading

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Linda Quist, Balkan Memories – Audio Interview

Linda Quist from Seattle, US remembers the years in the 60s and 70s when she and the group of American singers, dancers and musicians, all of them in their twenties and thirties at the time – loved to visit Croatia, … Continue reading

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One Can Only Imagine What “the Lord” Might be Telling Them Next?

“Once you believe someone has a direct phone line to God, you’re in trouble.” Marc Breault, David Koresh’s second-in command, who left the cult in 1989. Many will say to me on that day, “Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy … Continue reading

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The Way to Reconciliation Leads Through Empathy

Photo: ROM – Renewing Our Minds group prays in Vukovar, Croatia. Picture taken in 2006. “A new report argues that using the word ‘reconciliation’ does not help families of Kosovo Albanian and Serb war victims to deal with the past … Continue reading

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Guns For All and the Culture of Death

The first step ought to be to make the access to weapons of the kind that was used to kill 17 students more than a week ago impossible, certainly illegal. Apparently, in most recent mass shootings killers used the guns … Continue reading

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