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
While some strive to keep America great, and others strive to make America great (again), I propose the better, and more pressing work, is to ensure We the People actually means All the People (for the first time). ~Mark Charles
Audio: Temptations of Greatness On January 22-23, 2017, Mark Charles spoke at Imago Dei Community Church in Portland, OR. (v2 includes analysis of 2016 Presidential Campaign)
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"
Mark Charles spoke Tuesday evening, August 2, 2016, at the Creating Options Together™ 2016 Conference at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota Video and Audio: "Doctrine of Discovery"
150-year Commemoration Of The Sand Creek Massacre SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 14-030 BY SENATOR(S) Roberts and Kefalas, Aguilar, Crowder, Balmer, Baumgardner, Brophy, Cadman, Grantham, Guzman, Harvey, Heath, Herpin, Hill, Hodge, Jahn, Johnston, Jones, Kerr, King, Lambert, Lundberg, Marble, Newell, Nicholson, Renfroe, Rivera, Scheffel, Schwartz, Steadman, Tochtrop, Todd, Ulibarri, Zenzinger, Carroll; also REPRESENTATIVE(S) Dore, Becker, Buck, Buckner,... Continue Reading →
In February 2014, Mark Charles spoke at Renovation Church in Buffalo, NY. Video: "Embracing the Discomfort of our Diversity" This presentation also includes my definition of the Navajo Time Perception (at the 22 minute and 45 second mark).
In Sept. 2013, Mark Charles spoke at Calvin College Chapel. Video: "Power and Authority" This is a presentation regarding the difference between worldly power and spiritual authority as it is seen in the Gospel of Mark chapter 6.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0M8HyQRAX8 Through my family I have been blessed with a huge legacy of faith. It is not something I have earned, nor is it something I deserve. It is a gift, and one that I must honor and use wisely. A few years ago, during a board meeting of the Christian Reformed Church of North... Continue Reading →