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Why the Fourth of July matters to Presbyterians

For many Americans, the Fourth of July is important as it helps to define our national identity. For Presbyterians, Independence Day holds a special place in our collective consciousness.

The thread of bondage

As they did earlier this year, three thought leaders in the Synod of the Sun again joined their hearts, minds and voices while recording Sunspots, the synod’s podcast. Listen to their conversation here.

‘The promise of God is that the future is not going to be like the present’

The Rev. Irvin Porter, associate for Native American Intercultural Congregational Support in the office of Racial Equity & Women’s Intercultural Ministries, has offered up many presentations on the Doctrine of Discovery and the more than 500 years of history between Native American and white people in this country. Porter told Between Two Pulpits hosts Bryce Wiebe and Lauren Rogers Monday that only once has someone responded, “I didn’t do any of that, so why should I feel guilty?”

Paula Stone Williams and Jonathan S. Williams interviewed on ‘Red Table Talk’

After spending 60 years as a man, Paul Williams came out to his family as transgender, becoming Paula. The married father of three was a prominent evangelical pastor before transitioning and recognized that transitioning would not be an easy process, personally or professionally. Nonetheless, “I’d been called [to transition], and you reject a call at your own peril,” Paula said.

U.S. Supreme Court denies stay in defamation case

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied an application for a stay of proceedings in a defamation case filed by a former Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) A Corporation employee. The May 30 ruling allows the case to proceed in Jefferson Circuit Court in Louisville.