Tag Archives: Reflection

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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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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We Really Don’t Want to Talk About This

I’ve been recently reading the Old Testament books that major in God’s judgments against the kingdoms of Israel and Judah; judgments that were delivered by means of the Assyrian and Babylonian invaders, which ultimately led both kingdoms into captivity.  One … 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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Through a Glass, Darkly

Even when we behold the most attentively the magnificence of the universe we still remain unable to grasp its truth. Even if we could be sent to its furthest destinations, and plunged into other galaxies at the maximum warp, we … Continue reading

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The Storm is Coming

For many years Noah worked on the ark. To his generation the ark was a powerful visual sermon, a wakeup statement, a call to repentance and salvation. But no one listened. Not even one, except his family, most likely reluctantly. … Continue reading

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Christ Alone is Our Fitness for Heaven, Not our Victories

Continuing reflections on the Book of Hebrews – Jesus Without Strings Attached “By one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.” Hebrews 10:14. NIV Every follower of Christ, who understands and appreciates the Gospel, will … Continue reading

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Desmond Ford Taught Me that the Truth Matters

I met Dr. Desmond Ford, a leading and unusual Adventist theologian from Australia, through the word of mouth and vibrant discussions with friends at Newbold College, England in the late seventies. Those encounters led me to seek, photocopy and read his … Continue reading

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Can You Hear the Engine Roaring?

My most recent daily Bible readings are from the Old Testament books that major in the judgments of God against the kingdoms of Israel and Judah at the hands of the Assyrian and Babylonian invaders. One cannot miss the point … Continue reading

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