All posts by Vika Pechersky

Vika Pechersky studies theology at Loyola University Maryland. You can follow her on Twitter @vikapechersky.

karl barth feature image

Karl Barth’s Warning for Evangelical Theology

“What is culture in itself except the attempt of man to be man and thus to hold the good gift of his humanity in honor and to put it to work?” —Karl Barth In 1957, Karl Barth delivered his lecture...

/ July 21, 2022

Imperial Migrations

The question I dislike the most is, “Where are you from?” My Eastern-European accent usually gives away the fact that I am not, should I say, local. Now that I live on the East Coast, I am often tempted to...

/ May 5, 2022

The Beatitudes Through the Ages: An Interview with Rebekah Eklund

Interview with Rebekah Eklund for Mere Orthodoxy “Whence then doth He begin? and what kind of foundations of His new polity doth He lay for us? Let us hearken with strict attention unto what is said. For though it was...

/ July 14, 2021

Dr. Trueman’s Hauerwasian Turn

“My wish is that this book might help Christians rediscover that their most important social task is nothing less than to be a community capable of hearing the story of God we find in the scripture and living in a...

/ February 10, 2021

This Gruesome Guest

Nihilism is at our door: whence comes this most gruesome of all guests to us? —Friedrich Nietzsche[1] If nihilism devalues even the highest of values, we can state with a fair amount of certainty that we are living in it...

/ October 23, 2020

The Sweeping View of the Gospel in Colossians

Paul’s letter to the Colossians rarely gets the attention it deserves. It may not offer the therapeutic comfort of Philippians or a much-needed guidance amidst mounting ethical concerns as in his Corinthian letters. However, in Colossians, Paul offers one of...

/ June 22, 2020

We’re All Legalists Now: Notes on Solzhenitsyn’s Harvard Address

Alexander Solzhenitsyn opens his Harvard commencement address with a statement that is characteristically Russian, something Dostoyevsky would probably say — “The truth is seldom pleasant; it is invariably bitter.”

/ April 17, 2020