Cracks

It is Sunday in Sarajevo. As always, I am reading the Bible in original Hebrew and I am pulling out the unknown words from the scripture. Worship is in my headset – “Haruach Vehakala” – “The Spirit and the Bride”. As I browse through the myriad of Hebrew words, I search Google for their Bosnian…

Fast Food Of Your Life

If the customer orders chicken in the restaurant and the cook makes him vegetarian pizza – every time – guess what’s going to happen to the cook ? Important topics are those brewing in your life for decades. Mine is business. In the role of start-up entrepreneur, for seven years I worked on selling websites…

Traps In The Desert

The Bible translation ministry provided many challenges and great lessons. In retrospect, one of them I will never forget and is worthy to be shared. Here is how it goes. Being on tight budget, instead of renting rooms for vacation at Croatian coast, I received the gift of boarding with the Christian couple. Their ministry…

Devil Inside – Other Side Of The Lake With Jesus On Board

Dear brothers and sisters, future readers of Today’s Bosnian Version Bible Translation, today I am sharing with you the interpretation of the New Testament passage where Jesus teaches by example how to calm the storm and what lays in the heart of the wordly man. Interpretation is like a stove to the cake. If you…

Shanty Town Dung Beetle Wisdom

I just came back from a shanty town in the midst of a burning trash dump. I spent two days in it. It wasn’t what I expected. The story goes like this: During the conference one year ago, I met the pastor who led the Congolese refugee church. Right after the conference, God asked me…

Everyone Else’s Blood Pudding

What’s wrong with signing up for a credit card ? Everyone has one. Every normal person has one. These are the normal words I heard my ex-wife pronounce when she wanted my consent for her to sign up for the American Express credit card. Couple of years later, she ended up with light form of heart attack…

The Right Sacrifice

At my current age of 40 years old, I have for more than 3 years been living with my parents. I started  the ministry in a small room of a two bedroom communist-style apartment. There hasn’t been a day I didn’t ask God to send me away and release me from that place. Cigarettes, alcohol,…

Rock’N’Roll Kembu Consecration

This week’s reading portion are books about Jim Jones and Papua tribes worship practices. Jim Jones asked his members to do some awkward things. Among many such, one caught my attention. He asked the teenager in his church to imitate a Pentecostal Roller pretending to speak in tongues. So, the devil will pretend to speak in…

Vegas Lights

I guess nobody is interested how I earned my Bible skills neither in the story of repetitive readings throughout the years. However, there are things which pop up as a consequence of dull work of reading and this text is about those. Abraham’s three visitors are before me in the Genesis section before destruction of…

Tito’s Struggle Equals Gifts To Idol Worshiping Church

There are small things you remember from childhood that you later realize were the blessing from God in an otherwise grey painting of life. Small city library at the corner of a street intersection in Sarajevo was there for as long as I remember myself. I still recall reaching for Karl May’s books when I…

Blank Signature

I am finishing the book about Jonestown. There are many features of a cult in it but the one mentioned in the book has made me remember similar brain-washing techniques used by the wicked governments, ex-Yugoslav included, where I was born. Jim Jones was the founder and mastermind of the most dangerous cult with the…

Sugar And Charcoal Gunpowder

Astonished is a small word compared to what I felt while reading the account of anthropologist living in the north of Ghana. Apart from chiefs ruling entire villages and prison camps by witchcraft, the author explains the job title straightforwardly labelled spiritual warrior. By the time the author arrived for interview and observation, this spiritual…