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.


October 14, 2020

Theology 101 — Gentile Inclusion

Biblical Mysteries Another of God’s hidden truths or mysteries was His intention to include Gentiles in His redemptive provision provided in ... [READ MORE]

October 7, 2020

Theology 101 — Christ and the Church

Biblical Mysteries In the oft-read passage of Ephesians 5:25–33, the ideal marriage is set forth as an earthly reflection of the Church. Toward ... [READ MORE]

September 30, 2020

Theology 101 — Indwelling of Christ

Biblical Mysteries This week Theology 101 continues to look at biblical truths that are labeled mysteries. Having considered already the mysteries ... [READ MORE]

September 23, 2020

Theology 101 — God’s Will

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