Obama and his Democratic primary challenger Hillary Clinton came to Messiah College (now Messiah University) in 2008 for The Compassion Forum, an event sponsored by CNN, Faith in Public Life, and Messiah. The forum took place about a week before the 2008 Pennsylvania primary.
Next month Current will launch my new narrative history podcast “A History of Evangelicals and Politics in America.” Our first series of episodes will cover evangelicals and the Obama era. I will be saying more about this event in a future episode. Stay tuned. We are making the podcast available to Current patrons who join us as the Longshore level and above!