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What do you do when you discover unsettling truths about one of the most revered figures in American history? How do you cope with a Christianity that is so intertwined with white supremacy that it cannot recognize its own complicity in the most egregious episodes in our nation's past? What does it feel to live on a Navajo reservation and endure the kind of marginalization that very few fellow Americans have ever had to experience? These are the types of questions that Mark Charles has had to face which have all led to the making of his book Unsettling Truths, co-authored with his friend Soong-Chan Rah. In this fascinating conversation with one of the key leading Native voices in the church, Mark shares so many compelling and unique insights that we had to keep the mics rolling to capture it all. You'll also hear about his reflections on his campaign for the presidency of the United States, what he feels called to pursue next in his life, and why he never intended to write a book in the first place.
About Mark Charles:
Mark Charles is a dynamic and thought-provoking public speaker, writer, and consultant who teaches with insight into the complexities of American history in order to help forge a path of healing and conciliation for the nation. Mark is the author of the blog Reflections from the Hogan and was the Washington, DC, correspondent and columnist for Native News Online. Follow him on Twitter: @WirelessHogan
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Additional Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- Soong-Chan Rah, Prophetic Lament
- North American Institute of Indigenous Theological Studies
- Steven Newcomb, Pagans in the Promised Land
About the Hosts:
Maila Kim, Co-Host
Maila is IVP’s events marketing coordinator; she holds a B.A. in English Language & Literature and a B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Michigan, and an M.A. in Christian Formation & Ministry with a concentration in Bible & Theology from Wheaton College Graduate School. Follow Maila on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Ed Gilbreath, Co-Host
Formerly an editor at IVP, Ed is currently an executive leader at Christianity Today; he earned his bachelor’s in communication arts from Judson University and a master’s in philosophy of history from Olivet Nazarene University. He is also the author of two IVP books: Reconciliation Blues and Birmingham Revolution. Follow Ed on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
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