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.
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?"
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 →
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 →
Sermon Title: Before Being sent Date: Sunday, January 14, 2018 Location: Peace Fellowship Church On Sunday January 14, I had the privilege of preaching at Peace Fellowship Church in Washington DC. My passage was Luke 15:11-24, the parable of the Prodigal Son. In this sermon I present insight into this parable from the perspective of... Continue Reading →
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 →
#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 →
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 →
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 →
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.
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 →