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.


January 6, 2021

Theology 101 — From One Year to the Next

These early days of January are transitional, as we learn to abandon the habit of dating items with 2020 and begin to use 2021. The name given ... [READ MORE]

December 23, 2020

Theology 101 — A Time for Outward Testifying

For the past two weeks, Theology 101 has used actions of Mary, the mother of our Lord, as the basis for suggesting that the birth of Jesus is ... [READ MORE]

December 16, 2020

Theology 101 — A Time for Inward Pondering

Last week our emphasis was on Christmas as a time for godward rejoicing. This week our attention focuses on Mary following the actual birth of ... [READ MORE]

December 9, 2020

Theology 101 — A Time for Godward Rejoicing

Several features of the Christmas story as recorded in the opening chapters of Luke are suggestive of practical Christian responses at this special ... [READ MORE]

December 2, 2020

Theology 101 — The Church: The Pillar and Ground of Truth

Strongholds of Truth For several weeks we have been thinking about truth. For Christians, truth is rooted in the nature of God. The Bible captures ... [READ MORE]

November 25, 2020

Theology 101 — The Holy Spirit: The Spirit of Truth

Thinking About Truth On the evening before His crucifixion, Christ had much to say to His disciples in what has become known as His Upper Room ... [READ MORE]