Podcasts

RePlacing Church Podcast

#55 Mark Charles on Contextualization & Native Communities  How boarding schools were used to assimilate Native Americans into Western European American culture. Why contextualizing the gospel in native communities is challenging. How different cultural perceptions of time play themselves out in church and culture. An eye opening, but common story that captures the failure of the western European church to promote gospel contextualization.

#56 Mark Charles on the Doctrine of Discovery What the Doctrine of Discovery is and how it has shaped the foundations of the United States. How the church’s complicity with the empire led to the Doctrine of Discovery. What white trauma is and how it manifests itself. Why white America can’t fix racism. Why Racial “Conciliation” is a more appropriate term than Racial Reconciliation.

River City Community Church

“I sat down and wept…” Mark Charles, a respected Navajo theologian, historian and activist, leads us in an important exercise on lamenting the historic dehumanization that is at the root of many of our modern structures and systems.

A God Who Restored In this powerful sermon, Mark Charles explores the parable of the Prodigal Son through a Navajo lens.

Imago Dei Community

Racial Justice Lecture From the Race & Justice Lecture Series. As racial tension continues to build, this is the beginning of an ongoing conversation about how we, as followers of Jesus, can best respond. Listen to the lecture from writer and speaker Mark Charles, in partnership with Imago Dei Community, as we lament the racial injustice that continues to haunt this nation.

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