All posts by Vika Pechersky

Vika Pechersky is the author of the Bible study "Colossians: The Gospel, the Church, and the New Humanity in Christ." You can follow her on Twitter @vikapechersky

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