Tag Archives: Current Affairs

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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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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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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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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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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Specks and Planks

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer The current US presidential race looks more like the gladiators’ game, … Continue reading

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