Category Archives: Reflection

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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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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May All the Other Garbage Go

No church organization, movement or a group can honestly claim to be the flag-bearers of the Protestant Reformation if they have departed from believing in the central importance of the substitutionary, representative life and death of Jesus Christ, and His … Continue reading

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Unwrapping Jesus

Wherever a Christian culture exists that encourages its followers to believe and act as if their salvation, or sense of God’s approval depended on our human works (whether they are the works of the Law, or our own rules, or … Continue reading

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Ours is Not a Tribal War

The main trait of any kind of tribalism is primitivism. In the ages past tribes were after each other just because they could. Not belonging to one’s family, caste or tribe was enough for conflict, because in the eyes of … 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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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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