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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 Houston TX, USA. Served as the Executive Director, Forum for Leadership and Reconciliation (Forum), and Director of Renewing Our Minds (ROM) initiative for many years. Founder and Director of Leadership Focus International. Loves photography, blogging and social media.
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Category Archives: Current Issues
Balance Between Liberty and Responsibility
“Our liberties have limits when they stamp on the rights of others. What really the anti-vaxxing Christian seeks is the liberty to risk the lives of others. Christianity in this case mean – I want to do what I want … Continue reading
Posted in Current Issues, Video Tagged Covid19, Pandemic, Vaccines Leave a comment
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
Posted in Current Issues Tagged Afghanistan, Immigrants, Iran, Iraq, Refugees, Syria Leave a comment
In Medias Res: Refugees in Your Own Land
Yousef Alkhoury, Lecturer of Biblical Studies and Missions, Bethlehem Bible College, Palestine speaks at the Focus webinar “Refugees and Immigrants Our Neighbors”.
Posted in Current Issues, Faith Tagged Arabs, Israel, Palestine, Refugees Leave a comment
How to Respond to a Coup
How to Respond to a Coup, Lisa Sharon Harper’s Kitchen Table conversation. Lisa Sharon Harper (Freedom Road) and Tihomir Kukolja (Leadership Focus International) share a honest and engaging conversation about the current insurgence in the US, signs pointing to its … Continue reading
Posted in Current Issues Tagged Christian nationalism, Conspiracy Theories, Democracy, Freedom, Racism Leave a comment
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
Posted in Current Issues, Life Issues, Video Tagged Conspiracy Theories, Coronavirus, Covid-19, Fake News, Truth Leave a comment
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
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
Posted in Current Issues, Documents Tagged Asylum Seekers, Croatia, Document, Memorandum, Refugees Leave a comment
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
Posted in Current Issues, Faith, Leadership, Religion Tagged Christian America, Christian Nation, Christian Right, Christian Supremacists, Christianity, Church, Current Affairs, Democrats, Dominionism, Donald Trump, Faith, Faith and Politics, Fascism, Franklin Graham, Gregory A. Boyd, hijacked Christianity, Jair Bolsonaro, John Fea, Matt Shea, Moral Majority, Politics, Religion, Republicans, Rule of God, White Evangelicals 4 Comments
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
Posted in Current Issues, Human Dignity, Leadership Tagged Democracy, Dictatorship, Fascism, Lies, Nightmare, The President, Timothy Snyder, Tyranny Leave a comment