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The Impact of Jan Hus

One of the significant influences on Martin Luther (1483-1546), the great German Reformer, was Jan Hus (1373-1415), the bold and intrepid Reformer of Bohemia. Hus paved the way for Luther’s work, and Luther himself when he was accused of being a “Hussite” declared that he was happy to be identified with a man like Jan […]

Jan Hus (1373-1415): Bohemian Reformer & Martyr

“Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they do” (cf. Luke 23:34). Our Lord Jesus Christ spoke these passionate words of forgiveness for the sake of the soldiers who gambled for his possessions at the foot of the Cross. Jesus prayed for those who crucified him and thereby showed future generations of his […]

The Joy of Teaching

The fall classes at Redeemer Presbyterian Church (PCA) here in Austin have now begun! My class is called, “Two Reformation Giants: Martin Luther & John Calvin.” For the next six weeks I have the luxury of slowly unpacking the theology of Martin Luther. I’ll go through the details of his life, and also the key […]

Digging for Insights on Luther

As I prepare to teach on Martin Luther’s life and theology this coming Sunday at Redeemer Presbyterian Church here in Austin, I find myself reaching back into some “classic” treatments of Luther! What a treasure these four volumes are. Each one has stood the test of time and proven over and over to be a […]