Category Archives: Reflection

 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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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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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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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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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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Journal of Hope, Promise of Peace

Friends, at this time of growing crisis and uncertainty, as often as we are able we are going to share with you a message of hope and encouragement. Listen to our Journal of Hope. Today we are focusing on Jesus’, … Continue reading

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Let Jesus be Jesus

Short Advent Reflection At this time of Advent, leading to Christmas, when everything seems so radically politicized and polarized, let’s remember that Jesus refused to be a military emperor. He refused to be used to go against the Roman Empire … Continue reading

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Video: Memories of Assurance

My mother Krista Kukolja died in February this year. My father Pavao Kukolja died in October 2017. I returned back to Croatia in June this year and visited the place of their burial. The feeling of being there was a … Continue reading

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Walls are Not Everlasting

Thirty years ago this month the Berlin Wall was brought down, echoing the plea of one president who said, “Tear down this wall!”. Thirty years later a different kind of leader is ranting: “Build that wall! Build that wall!”  When … Continue reading

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