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.


September 23, 2020

Theology 101 — God’s Will

This week Theology 101 draws our attention to what the Bible calls the mystery of God’s will. In Ephesians 1, after speaking of “the good ... [READ MORE]

September 16, 2020

Theology 101 — Kingdom of God

Biblical Mysteries The term mystery in connection with the kingdom of God is found in three parallel passages in the Gospels (Matt. 13:11; Mark ... [READ MORE]

September 9, 2020

Theology 101 — Godliness

Biblical Mysteries The definition of a mystery typically reads as something difficult or impossible to understand or explain. The Bible labels ... [READ MORE]

September 2, 2020

Theology 101 — Fire

The Holy Spirit in Figures By Jerry Batson, Th.D. Special to The Alabama Baptist In addition to wind, water and oil, another feature associated ... [READ MORE]

August 26, 2020

Theology 101 — Oil

The Holy Spirit in Figures By Jerry Batson, Th.D. Special to The Alabama Baptist The association between oil and the act of anointing is deeply ... [READ MORE]

August 19, 2020

Theology 101 — Water

The Holy Spirit in Figures By Jerry Batson, Th.D. Special to The Alabama Baptist Last week we addressed the use of wind in association with the ... [READ MORE]