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.


February 24, 2021

Theology 101 — Wholehearted Praise

Last week Theology 101 looked at the varied meanings in the Bible concerning the heart, namely our inner capacities of thinking, choosing and ... [READ MORE]

February 17, 2021

Theology 101 — The Heart of the Matter

Heart is a much-used term in our language. For example, a sweetheart might declare, “I love you with all my heart.” Then we have the phrase, ... [READ MORE]

February 3, 2021

Theology 101 — A Time to Love

This month brings us to Valentine’s Day. If this special day has one word that seems to stand out among all others, it is “love.” This ... [READ MORE]

January 27, 2021

Theology 101 — How Then Should We Give?

The beginning of a new year is a time when many individuals and most churches will have formulated and adopted a budget as their plan for monetary ... [READ MORE]

January 20, 2021

Theology 101 — Be it further resolved

From the Old Testament example of Daniel last week, we turn to some New Testament examples of individuals who made significant resolutions. The ... [READ MORE]

January 13, 2021

Theology 101 — Be it resolved

Governing bodies, committees and other formal groups often pass resolutions as expressions of their opinion or intention. Individuals also often ... [READ MORE]