In 2020 I ran for the office of President of the United States with a vision that 'We the People' might finally mean #AllThePeople. The campaign may be over but the vision is still going strong.
Statement by Mark Charles regarding the San Francisco School Board’s decision to deem Abraham Lincoln (among others) as not worthy of having schools named after them.
The United States does not teach a history of America, it teaches a mythology. Whether it's the myth that Christopher Columbus discovered America, Abraham Lincoln abolished slavery or Donald Trump was the only Presidential candidate in 2016 (and 2020) promising to "Make America Great Again", there are many Unsettling Truths we must look at as a nation if we want to create common memory.
On March 21, 2019, I spoke to students from Mosaic Ministries at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. My topic was "Whose Blood Covers Systemic, Corporate Sin?"
We the People - The Three Most Misunderstood Words in US History Mark Charles @ TEDx Tysons Over the years I have had the honor of speaking from many stages throughout the country and even around the world. However, 2 weeks ago was probably one of the most significant, in terms of location, message and... Continue Reading →
On January 18 I had the honor of speaking at the Indigenous Peoples March in Washington DC. Below are some videos, and pictures of the March.
The Emperor has no Clothes It doesn't really matter what political party you align yourself with. For most Americans the past week has been somewhat surreal. Our President publicly criticized Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the nation he was then visiting. He labeled one of our closest allies and trading partners, the European Union,... Continue Reading →
The summer of 2018, during the height of the immigration crisis with families being separated at our borders, I had the privilege of speaking at Calvin College to a couple hundred worship grant recipients from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. In a plenary session titled "Learning How to Talk in Proverbs" I was given... Continue Reading →
Separating Families? It's What the US has Always Done. There is a crisis going on at our borders. Children are being separated from their families. Mothers are being separated from their babies. Many Americans are beginning to take notice and cry out, but the problem is not getting resolved. Democrats are blaming Republicans who in... Continue Reading →
On Sunday February 11, 2018 I had the privilege of preaching at Madison Square CRC in Grand Rapids MI. The church was going through a sermon series on the seven deadly sins and they asked me to preach on the sin of Vain Glory. I decided to use Mark 9:38-50 as my text. I also... Continue Reading →
I invite all people, especially Americans, to watch this video. But I must warn you, the history contained within will not be easy to hear. The Doctrine of Discovery is seldom talked about in America. Even thought it has shaped and influenced our nation, people, churches and foundations in some very deep and profound ways.... Continue Reading →
When your President Motivates Military Graduates by Celebrating the Genocide of Native Peoples On Friday President Trump gave the commencement address at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. About one third of the way through his speech he attempted to affirm and motivate the graduates by reminding them of America's past military conquests when he... Continue Reading →
On Friday May 11, 2018 I had the opportunity to join my good friend Jay Winter-Nightwolf on his weekly show on WPFW in DC. His guests for this show was Professor Dr. Daryl Thorne and three of her students from Trinity College in Washington DC. Professor Thorne teaches a class on Racism. I invite you... Continue Reading →
The Historically Accurate Abraham Lincoln I've always wondered why Black History month is commemorated in February. So this year I decided to look it up, and learned that one of the reasons is because February is the month which contains the birthdays of both Fredrick Douglas and Abraham Lincoln. Choosing February as Black History Month... Continue Reading →
Monday, at a speech in Ohio, President Trump labeled congressional representatives who did not clap for his State of the Union address as un-American and even agreed to call their actions treason. The US Legal Code Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 115 › § 2381 stipulates that anyone found guilty of treason shall: -... Continue Reading →