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 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]

March 24, 2017

Theology 101 — Salvation as Spiritual Birth

Soteriology By Jerry Batson, Th.D. Special to The Alabama Baptist In order to help us grasp His truth more easily, God often employs earthly ... [READ MORE]

March 17, 2017

Theology 101 — Doctrine of Salvation

Soteriology By Jerry Batson, Th.D. Special to The Alabama Baptist Around the church we often hear a family of terms, such as “saved,” “salvation” ... [READ MORE]

March 10, 2017

Theology 101 — Partners with God

Anthropology By Jerry Batson, Th.D. Special to The Alabama Baptist Anthropology may be understood as the part of Christian theology that concerns ... [READ MORE]