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.

 Are we Following the Same God? 

In my new, weekly video reflection I am asking a question – Are we following the same God?  I love to reflect on the lives of men and women like Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King Jr, Mahatma Gandhi, Desmond Tutu, … Continue reading

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A Letter to My American Friends

“A great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was and earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After … Continue reading

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Ours is not a Tribal God

Today, despite all modern sophistications, we are returning to the age of tribalism just as savage as any in the former, barbarian ages. Bitter rivalries between ideological, political, gender, racial, ethnic, national, social, economic, cultural tribes are defining our days. … Continue reading

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Speaking Holistically About Life

I am pro-life, but not only for the unborn. And I wish many Christians who fiercely oppose the legalization of abortion, would dare go beyond a single issue too. It is for that reason, and a few more, that I … Continue reading

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God Without Disguise

There was a time when believing in the soon return of Jesus Christ defined the lives of many of my generation. I grew up in a church culture that believed in and proclaimed the imminent return of Jesus. As a … Continue reading

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Are We Ready to Welcome Refugees This Time?

I am at this time working on putting together my first book. It will be a selection of a number of my articles, released and published over the years. This one is a candidate for the book. I would like … Continue reading

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Jesus Plus Nothing

A short reflection, part of the series “Something to Think About”. The reason we are continuing to live in the state of cognitive dissonance of claiming the name of Jesus only, while blissfully continuing to venerate various additions of our … Continue reading

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Ambassadors for a Better World

I am at this time working on putting together my first book. It will be a selection of a number of my texts released and published over the years. This one is a candidate for the book. I would like … Continue reading

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In Love With the Vulnerable God

In Love With the Vulnerable God, a short reflection by Tihomir Kukolja. On the market of religious goodies today the most vocal salesmen are often the ones selling macho gods; gods of warfare, force, supremacism, racism, nationalism, and submission. Make … Continue reading

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Eight Bells for Our Civilization

Following a 2008 Kentucky Derby race a runner-up horse stumbled as it completed the race, most likely due to a broken ankle, and was immediately euthanized. Otherwise a horse in her prime, Eight Bells was not fit to live simply … Continue reading

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