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Alan Cross

Alan Cross is a Southern Baptist pastor, writer, and author of When Heaven and Earth Collide: Racism, Southern Evangelicals, and the Better Way of Jesus, NewSouth Books, 2014.

Articles by Alan Cross

February 16, 2021 1:19 pm

Mardi Gras. Then Half a Million Dead. Then Lent.

The pandemic takes its toll.
Alan Cross
January 18, 2021 5:10 am

Words Make Worlds

Movements based on lies usually end in violence.
Alan Cross
July 19, 2020 5:04 am

Closed America: The Decline of Christian Refugees

A Lament for the Rejection of Persecuted Christian Refugees and the Hardening of the American Soul
Alan Cross
June 1, 2020 5:47 am

Working Harder to Listen

How white Americans can be better allies and join protests without making it about themselves.
Alan Cross
May 24, 2020 5:20 am

Memorial Day 2020: Grieving Another COVID-19 Death Count Milestone

With nearly 100,000 dead from COVID-19, how will we grieve all that is lost?
Alan Cross
March 25, 2020 5:31 am

Our Parents Are Not Expendable

For the past few days, concerns about the collapsing economy have led to a growing discussion among some about how…
Alan Cross
September 30, 2019 6:29 am

Did Trump Just Sign a De Facto Ban on Refugees? 

While everyone else was looking at Ukraine, the Trump administration pushed through a plan to keep all refugees out of America.
Alan Cross
July 11, 2019 4:38 am

Can Christian Compassion Influence How We Treat Migrants?

Finding a holistic solution to the humanitarian crisis at the border is going to take more than an enforcement-deterrence only approach.
Alan Cross
March 11, 2019 11:25 am

On Trump and Those Bibles in Alabama

It's not always about Trump. Even when it's about Trump.
Alan Cross
January 15, 2019 3:51 am

Does Heaven Have a Wall?

The Wall, faith, morality, and Trump.
Alan Cross