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.

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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Gospel Without Strings Attached

Contribution to the ongoing conversation about the ignored contribution of the late Desmond Ford to the theology of the Seventh-day Adventist Church: Ministry Magazine, May 2001, under the editorial leadership of Willmore D. Eva, published a part of my article … Continue reading

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Paradox of Adventist Orthodoxy

It is very sad and shameful that the South Pacific Division (SPD) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church has succumbed to pressure from within and without (most likely from the General Conference too), and has placed Avondale College in the awkward … Continue reading

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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

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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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Sermon Highlights: Lessons from the Early Church

Sermon Highlights: Lessons from the Early Church. Tihomir Kukolja preaches at the International Christian Fellowship Church, Belgrade, Serbia, June 2018. How much does the Christianity today reflect the Christianity of its early days? How much are we like or unalike … Continue reading

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Beloved and Dangerous Cult

A group of friends are discussing the prospective origin of a beautifully designed chair in the room. It was a solid, antique Victorian wooden armchair, almost royal in appearance covered with red leather upholstery. Although they knew very little about … Continue reading

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Video Feature: Where are They Now?

Three years ago the Renewing Our Minds volunteers witnessed the incoming waves of refugees entering Europe via the Balkan route, and crossing Serbia and Croatia. We were only a small part of a much bigger effort that engaged churches, faith … Continue reading

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Offensive Simplicity of the Gospel

Crossroads Bible Study Class, MDPC, Houston, Sunday, December 9, 2018. A supplement to the bible study. Jesus is in the business of saving people. Paul says: “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart … Continue reading

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The Whole Creation Is Groaning

“The whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth up to the present time…” Romans 8:22-24 “He who was seated on the throne said, ‘I am making everything new!’ Then He said, ‘Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and … Continue reading

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