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On Columbus Day 2017, instead of protesting the Columbus Day ceremony that is held in Washington DC every year, I gave a public lecture to provide a counter narrative to the inaccurate history taught that "Columbus discovered America." In this lecture I lay out the Doctrine of Discovery and conclude with a call for the... Continue Reading →
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#DACA, Jobs, #DREAMERS and Borders: Friday, September 1st is the day we are supposed to learn the fate of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). President Trump campaigned on the promise that he would end DACA, and September 1 is the deadline handpicked by several Republican state attorneys general threatening legal and legislative action against... Continue Reading →
Even in terms of the Trump Presidency, last week was a doozy. Even coming off the week prior, when President Trump threatened, on Twitter nonetheless, the citizens of North Korea with nuclear annihilation, last week was a doozy. Even for a President who campaigned to the alt-right, hired a few of them as his advisers, and... Continue Reading →
Hello my relatives. If you are following my posts on social media this week you probably noticed that I have been paying close attention to the deepening crisis with North Korea, and especially the inflammatory rhetoric coming from President Trump. So much so, that on Wednesday August 9, I posted "After months of lament, I... Continue Reading →
What is the difference between power and authority? Mark Charles speaks how Jesus operated out of his authority and not his power at UYWI National Conference 2017. Find out what this means for God's church. Watch now!
This past week Senator John McCain returned to DC, after receiving cancer treatment in AZ, to give an impassioned appeal for bi-partisan cooperation in the US Senate. His speech was a direct rebuke of the extreme partisanship demonstrated by both Democrats and Republicans regarding health care and many other important legislative issues. The speech was... Continue Reading →
https://wirelesshogan.blogspot.com/2017/07/where-augustine-goes-off-rails.html For those who have been following my work on the Doctrine of Discovery, you know that I have been offering a critique of Saint Augustine's Just War Theory for some time now. But I had yet to find the smoking gun. The quote detailing his line of thinking where, when Augustine voiced it, Jesus... Continue Reading →
Fireworks are cool, but they never seem to last very long. Most public shows are between 20 and 30 minutes. And the grand finale, when the majority of the fireworks are launched to light up the sky in a blaze of glory that can be seen for miles, usually lasts only a minute or two.... Continue Reading →
As many of you know, the Fourth of July, Independence Day, is a conflicted holiday for myself and many other Native Americans. We cannot celebrate a document that refers to us and our community as "merciless Indian Savages." Over the past several years, I have written numerous articles regarding this. On Sunday July 2, the... Continue Reading →
On Monday June 6 I had the privilege of giving the first lecture in a 4 part series titled "The Doctrine of Discovery, Racial Justice, and the Mission of the Church." This series is sponsored by Peace Fellowship Church in DC and will meet every Monday evening in June (5, 12, 19, 26) from 7... Continue Reading →
There are four US holidays that, as a native, I find difficult to fully celebrate. The first is Columbus Day. For obvious reasons. The second is Thanksgiving. Do we really need a holiday celebrating a mythical multi-ethnic potluck? The third is the Fourth of July. Because the Declaration of Independence refers to natives as "merciless... Continue Reading →
Because I want our children to live in a country where We the People actually means All the People. Mark Charles (Navajo)
Last Friday, in a speech to the National Rifle Association, President Trump spoke about his victory in the Electoral College. He noted that he was the only candidate to give a speech to the NRA during the campaign. And, he warned his audience that in the 2020 election many Democratic candidates would be clamoring to... Continue Reading →
Recommended Reading Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery by Steven Newcomb Christian Reformed Church Doctrine of Discovery Task Force Report