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.


April 7, 2021

Theology 101 — Miracle Became the Message

Last week our thoughts centered on the biblical record of the real physical death Jesus experienced, which set the stage for the miracle of His ... [READ MORE]

March 31, 2021

Theology 101 — Reflections

Each week in this Easter month, Theology 101 will look at some aspect of that first Easter that suggests ongoing importance for Christians today. ... [READ MORE]

March 24, 2021

Theology 101 — For God’s Creation

We have previously considered how hope for Christians individually and the Church collectively extends into eternity. This week we ponder how ... [READ MORE]

March 17, 2021

Theology 101 — For God’s Church

Last week our focus was on how for individual Christians, hope reaches into eternity, when each one will be perfected and with Christ evermore. ... [READ MORE]

March 10, 2021

Theology 101 — For God’s Children

In an essay written in 1732, Alexander Pope penned the words, “Hope springs eternal in the human breast.” Theology 101 is lifting the three-word ... [READ MORE]

March 3, 2021

Theology 101 — Praising the Lord

Last week Theology 101 dealt with the idea of wholehearted praise. This week takes a closer look at the discipline of praising the Lord by dwelling ... [READ MORE]

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