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.


May 6, 2017

Theology 101 — Salvation as Forgiveness

Soteriology By Jerry Batson, Th.D.  Special to The Alabama Baptist The common term translated into English in the New Testament as “forgiveness” ... [READ MORE]

April 28, 2017

Theology 101 — Salvation as Reconciliation

Soteriology By Jerry Batson, Th.D. Special to The Alabama Baptist The idea of reconciliation is familiar to us from ordinary relationships. People ... [READ MORE]

April 21, 2017

Theology 101 — Salvation as Justification

Soteriology By Jerry Batson, Th.D. Special to The Alabama Baptist We have discussed in prior weeks that salvation may be understood under the ... [READ MORE]

April 17, 2017

Theology 101 — Salvation as conversion

Soteriology By Jerry Batson, Th.D. Special to The Alabama Baptist Jesus is on record as having declared, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you ... [READ MORE]

April 7, 2017

Theology 101 — Salvation as Redemption

Soteriology By Jerry Batson, Th.D. Special to The Alabama Baptist Referring to Christ, Ephesians 1:7 says, “In Him we have redemption through ... [READ MORE]

March 31, 2017

Theology 101 — Salvation as Adoption

Soteriology By Jerry Batson, Th.D. Special to The Alabama Baptist The Bible speaks of salvation in two ways — in terms of a spiritual birth ... [READ MORE]