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 →
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 →
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 →
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
Mark Charles spoke at the Calvin College January Series in Grand Rapids, MI on January 6, 2017. Audio: Race, Trauma and the Doctrine of Discovery Video: Race, Trauma and the Doctrine of Discovery
On January 8, 2017 Mark Charles spoke to Church of the Servant in Grand Rapids, MI. Audio: Temptations of Greatness (v1)
Mark Charles spoke at Common Hour at Franklin and Marshall College on October 12-13, 2016. Video: "A Native Perspective on the Buried History of America"