Category Archives: Current Issues

Zoom Conversation: Losing Jesus in the Conspiracy Jungle?

Zoom conversation, held on Friday, May 8, 2020: Do conspiracies exist? Are too many Christians getting lost in the conspiracy jungle? How does indulgence in conspiracy theories affect the quality of our faith in Jesus and our witness? These are … Continue reading

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We Have Seen What Draining the Swamp Looks Like

I am not overly concerned whether the President is going to be impeached or not.  I am concerned about the wellbeing of the nation hijacked by the President’s loyalists who, without blinking an eye, call evil good and good evil. This … Continue reading

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MEMORANDUM: MOVING FORWARD IN TRUTH, WITH COURAGE AND HOPE

In October last year the organizers of the ROM (Renewing Our Minds) Integration Forum released the Croatian edition of the Memorandum on the ROM Integration Forum, with conclusions and recommendations for Croatian government and non-government organizations and institutions, as well … 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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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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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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