Theology 101


Jerry Batson taught religion at several schools of religion, served as associate dean of Beeson Divinity School at Samford University in Birmingham and filled pastorates in Alabama Baptist life throughout his career. He now provides a weekly basic theology lesson for Alabama Baptist readers.


December 2, 2020

Theology 101 — The Church: The Pillar and Ground of Truth

Strongholds of Truth For several weeks we have been thinking about truth. For Christians, truth is rooted in the nature of God. The Bible captures ... [READ MORE]

November 25, 2020

Theology 101 — The Holy Spirit: The Spirit of Truth

Thinking About Truth On the evening before His crucifixion, Christ had much to say to His disciples in what has become known as His Upper Room ... [READ MORE]

November 18, 2020

Theology 101 — The Bible, the Written Record of Truth

Strongholds of Truth Two weeks ago, Theology 101 began an emphasis on truth. We looked last week at Christ as the embodied or incarnate truth. ... [READ MORE]

November 11, 2020

Theology 101 — Christ, The Living Embodiment of Truth

Strongholds of Truth Being imperfect persons living in an imperfect world, we live at risk of having truth elude us or slip through our fingers. ... [READ MORE]

November 4, 2020

Theology 101 — Thinking About Truth

Strongholds of Truth In the afterglow of a national election, we are again keenly aware that truth is of unusual importance. That importance ... [READ MORE]

October 28, 2020

Theology 101 — Understanding Mysteries Is Not Enough

Biblical Mysteries Many truths in the Bible are termed mysteries. These divine truths have not always been fully revealed but were kept hidden ... [READ MORE]