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.

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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Jesus is Never About the National Prosperity Gospel

  Tihomir Kukolja reflects on the President’s remarks delivered at the 66th National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC. Note that the author is not calling into question the purpose and the organization of NPB, nor the hard work and dedication … Continue reading

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Podcast: Developing Transformational Leaders in the Polarized Balkan Region

In the latest The Peacemakers Podcast Randall Butler interviews Tihomir Kukolja about  his growing up in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Tihomir describes the shocking rise of ethnic nationalism after the death of Yugoslavia’s long time leader, Josip Broz … Continue reading

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Audio: Leading Jesus’ Way

Friends, take a moment to listen to the message I shared at the end of ROM (Renewing Our Minds) Gathering 2017, in Fuzine, Croatia. It is a relevent message to all of us who take Jesus seriously. In the message I … Continue reading

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Prayer for 2018

Dear Friends, As we are crossing the bridge between 2017 and 2018 we are inheriting the world in distress, agonizing, and “groaning as in the pains of childbirth” (Romans 8:22). It looks as if a blanket of darkness is descending … Continue reading

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