Michael Cherenkov's column

  • 24 March 2017, 12:46 | Michael Cherenkov's column

    Reformation In Ukraine: From Martin Luther To Ivan Ryaboshapka

    Marking the jubilee of Reformation this year, one should think not only about their Reformation, but also about our Reformation, about ourselves, about the relationship between Western and Eastern Christian traditions, between Europe and Ukraine.

  • 12 October 2016, 14:51 | Michael Cherenkov's column | 

    Evangelical Protestants of Eurasia: active mission under limited freedom

    At the backdrop of major events and processes in Eurasia’s religious life, the situation of religious minorities seems indicative, perhaps the most vulnerable of them being Protestants.

  • 23 September 2013, 09:54 | Michael Cherenkov's column | 

    The Anniversary of the Baptism of Rus in the Mass Consciousness: Yes, and so What?

    The anniversary of the Baptism of Rus and the debates about this event diverted attention from the problems in the murky depths of history. The celebration was a good occasion for PR. The denominations competed for claims in their historical role and authority today. Politicians earned points from comments, sponsorship of churches, and photos with hierarchs.

  • 16 August 2013, 15:06 | Michael Cherenkov's column | 

    Christianity in Ukraine: Commentary on Statistics

    Ukrainian Christianity remains dynamic and diverse, and in Ukrainian society there is a growing interest in Christianity and a demand for renewal and for the Church to take a more active role in society.

  • 25 December 2011, 17:41 | Michael Cherenkov's column | 

    On the Birth of Christ and the Fall of the USSR

    Christmas is also a judgment on modern Pharisees, pillars of official religiosity. A baptized, but unenlightened Rus, needs a free unpoliticized Church. While the Church and the Kremlin develop the Russian world, Christ does not enter their doors. He is outside the lavish palaces, but with the people.

  • 31 May 2011, 14:50 | Michael Cherenkov's column | 

    On 'Ukrainian Christianity'

    “Ukrainian Christianity” is not Christianity sui generis, it is the same Christianity that serves all, and in our case, serves the Ukrainian people. In this sense, Kyiv- or Ukrainian-centrism is not a religious and political counterweight of Moscow or the Vatican, but an orientation to serve in the epicenter of one’s nation’s life.