Category Archives: Current Issues

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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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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By Courtesy of the President and His Faith Constituency

It is embarrassing to read the multitudes of praises lavished by the choruses of overjoyed Evangelicals at this moment upon the yesterday’s decision of Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. For them the President’s decisions was … Continue reading

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A Message to the Croatian Leaders

On Monday, 25th September, 2017, Donya Spanta addressed a group of Croatian leaders about the plight of refugees, asylum seekers in Croatia. She delivered her message in the Croatian Parliament at the reception given in honor to Tvrtko Barun, one … Continue reading

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