Author Archives: Alan Cross

Trump’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Immigration Plan

Trump’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Immigration Plan

  Donald Trump finally released a white paper on his Immigration plans yesterday. It was pretty bad. He has teamed up with nativist, anti-LEGAL immigration Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions (R), who says that Trump’s plan is “exactly the plan America needs” to form an anti-immigration Dynamic Duo. Ann Coulter is running alongside them while yelling… Continue Reading

Evangelicals Will Reject Trump

Evangelicals Will Reject Trump [Update: This post was written two days ago before the first GOP debate but right after a poll was released showing Trump leading among Evangelicals with 20% support but right before Trump made horribly insulting comments about FoxNews anchor Megyn Kelly and before he admitted during the debate that he has… Continue Reading

On Immigration: From Tired, Poor, Huddled Masses to Trump’s Best and Brightest?

The immigration debate in America has taken a nasty turn of late with Donald Trump’s entry into the GOP Presidential nominating process and his remarks about those coming here illegally from Mexico and other places not being the “best and brightest.” His words seem to be catching on as a nativist movement is growing with… Continue Reading

Why Sanctuary Cities Are a Terrible Idea (And Why They are Necessary)

As we have all heard by now, San Francisco is a “sanctuary city” for illegal immigrants. The murder of Kathryn Steinle there by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, a man deported five times previously, has sent shockwaves across the country and has reignited the national debate over what should be done about illegal immigration. CNN reports: The… Continue Reading

The SBC Is In Continued Decline. Why?

Dave Miller, our illustrious editor at, where I also blog, wrote a post entitled, “The SBC Has Been In Decline Since Before I Was Born.” I started to leave this as a comment, but then it got so long that I thought it should be its own post. So, to understand this post, you… Continue Reading

What If Jubilee In The SBC Were Real?

Last week, I wrote a post about SBC entities and why the trustee boards were so slow to invite ethnic minorities so serve with them as trustees (88% of trustees nominated for 2015 were white). The post was released on SBCVoices and there was a lively discussion as to the merit of my ideas and… Continue Reading

Why Are Southern Baptists Moving So Slowly Toward Greater Ethnic Diversity in Leadership?

Last summer at the SBC Annual Meeting in Baltimore, I brought a motion asking for an official assessment of the progress that Southern Baptists have made in increasing ethnic diversity in leadership over the past 20 years since our 1995 resolution apologizing for supporting slavery, racism, and segregation. Much had been accomplished throughout the convention… Continue Reading

Breaking News: IMB Trustees Reverse Restrictive Private Prayer Language and Baptism Policies

According to reports from Baptist Press and other sources, the International Mission Board (IMB) Board of Trustees voted to open new pathways of service by, among other things, removing previous restrictions that had been developed a decade ago. In 2005, the IMB BoT created restrictions to missionary service that included barring anyone from service who… Continue Reading