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.

Sermon Highlights: Lessons from the Early Church

Sermon Highlights: Lessons from the Early Church. Tihomir Kukolja preaches at the International Christian Fellowship Church, Belgrade, Serbia, June 2018. How much does the Christianity today reflect the Christianity of its early days? How much are we like or unalike … Continue reading

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Beloved and Dangerous Cult

A group of friends are discussing the prospective origin of a beautifully designed chair in the room. It was a solid, antique Victorian wooden armchair, almost royal in appearance covered with red leather upholstery. Although they knew very little about … Continue reading

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Video Feature: Where are They Now?

Three years ago the Renewing Our Minds volunteers witnessed the incoming waves of refugees entering Europe via the Balkan route, and crossing Serbia and Croatia. We were only a small part of a much bigger effort that engaged churches, faith … Continue reading

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Offensive Simplicity of the Gospel

Crossroads Bible Study Class, MDPC, Houston, Sunday, December 9, 2018. A supplement to the bible study. Jesus is in the business of saving people. Paul says: “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart … Continue reading

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The Whole Creation Is Groaning

“The whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth up to the present time…” Romans 8:22-24 “He who was seated on the throne said, ‘I am making everything new!’ Then He said, ‘Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and … Continue reading

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A Metaphor for the Hijacked Church

The newly elected Brazilian president Jair Messias Bolsonaro promised: “God above everything. There is no such thing as this secular state. The state is Christian and the minority will have to change, if they can. The minorities will have to adapt … Continue reading

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Aren’t We in a Coma Already?

      Timothy Snyder reminds us in his book “On Tyranny” (book I would highly recommend):  “Until recently, we Americans had convinced ourselves that there was nothing in the future but more of the same. The seemingly distant traumas … Continue reading

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Devouring Midterm Elections

This is what I blogged eight years ago, on November 2, 2010 exactly: What to say about all the fuss, negative political campaign, demonizing and dehumanization of political opponents through offensive political advertising on TV, and of all religious euphoria … Continue reading

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Reflections, Romans: Jesus Without Strings Attached

  Wherever a Christian culture exists that encourages its followers to believe and act as if their salvation, or sense of God’s approval depended on our human works (whether they are the works of the Law, or our own rules, … Continue reading

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Moving Forward in Truth, with Courage and Hope

Unique Integration Conference for Asylum Seekers Held in Croatia On Monday, September 24, 2018 the unique six-day conference was completed in the picturesque village of Fuzine, Croatia. More than 50 asylum seekers, including an international team of facilitators, humanitarian and … Continue reading

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