John Hus


Depiction of Wycliffe setting a spark, Hus lighting a candle, and Luther holding a torch. Jiri Kejr, The Hussite Revolution, p. 148.

The year 2017 marks the five hundredth anniversary of one of the most significant events in church history: Martin Luther’s posting of his Ninety-Five Theses on the door of Wittenberg Chapel. His action ignited such a revolution, not just in Germany but all over the world, that it is considered the starting point of the Protestant Reformation.

But the case could be made that the Reformation began about a hundred years earlier, a little further south. For the life, integrity, and eventual martyrdom of John Hus were an early challenge to the authority of the Pope, and a harbinger of the reforms that would come.

Title: John Hus

Text: Romans 8.18–25


  • Three stories converge
    • Great Western Schism
    • Czech Reform Movement
    • John Wycliffe
  • Three acts
    • Hus at Bethlehem Chapel
    • Hus in exile
    • Hus on trial



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One Response to John Hus

  1. says:

    Thanks for remembering John Hus and the reformation. May we be faithful to the only true gospel by His grace. Soli Deo Gloria!!:)

    Sent from my iPhone


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