Author Archives: Alan Cross

Another View on Obama’s Comments on the Crusades, Slavery, and Jim Crow

As I wrote last week, President Obama was both right and wrong in his comments at the National Prayer Breakfast when he brought up Western Christianity’s involvement in the Crusades, Inquisitions, Slavery, and Jim Crow Segregation in America. He was right to say that all religions can be corrupted and affirm things that are inconsistent… Continue Reading

Obama’s Right/Wrong Statements About Religion and Violence at the National Prayer Breakfast

Sarah Pulliam Bailey, in her first byline this morning for the Washington Post, writes about President Obama’s speech at the National Prayer Breakfast where he addressed issues of religious liberty, free speech, and the ways that religion can often be used by those engaging in violence to others. I saw most of the speech this… Continue Reading

Dr. King Addresses the American Church

Today is the day that Americans celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He played a pivotal role in leading the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s and to awakening America (and the white church) to its failure in its treatment of African Americans. In my book, When Heaven… Continue Reading