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Welcome to the website for The Confessional Presbyterian, a journal for discussion of Presbyterian doctrine & practice. See our About page for background on the purpose and scope of the journal. The 2015 issue is in a bit late but is at the printer and we hope to mail issues out to subscribers the later part of January 2016. We are working immediately on the 2016 issue which we hope to release by June 2016. Below are the contents for the 2015 11th issue of The Confessional Presbyterian.  To subscribe or purchase back issues see the online Store. To view table of contents for past issues see our articles page or the author index for a listing of published material by author.

The Confessional Presbyterian Volume 11 (2015) 256pp.

2. Editorial
Articles
3. John Murray
By Danny E. Olinger
5. The Regulative Principle of Worship & Song in the Public Worship of God
By John Murray
19. Sanctification, the Law, and Good Works: Their Relationship in the American Reformed Tradition
By C. N. Willborn
29. The Church’s Care for the Penitent: Some Considerations
By Joseph E. Rolison
38. An Exposition of Psalm 68
By Benjamin Shaw
41. Strange Bedfellows: Darwinism and the Reformed Theological Tradition
By Mark Jones
54. The Christian Ministry in the Church: Its Reasons, Duration and Goal, and Practical Effects (Ephesians 4:11–16), with Special Emphasis on verse 12
By Richard C. Barcellos
69. Let’s Do Presbyterianism: The Trinitarian Foundations of Biblical Church Polity
By James J. Cassidy
77. James Bannerman’s The Church of Christ: A Tract for these Times
By Carl R. Trueman
80. Rites & Ceremonies in Public Worship
By James Bannerman
100. Holy Communion and Revivalism in the First Great Awakening
By Glen J. Clary
112. How Free Was Adam’s Will? Examining John Lafayette Girardeau’s Critique of Jonathan Edwards’ View of Adam’s Will Before the Fall
By Caleb Cangelosi
121 Which Comes First, the Intellect or the Will? Alvin Plantinga and Jonathan Edwards on a Perennial Question
By Jeffrey C. Waddington
129 William Perkins: Augustine’s Protégé & Father of Puritan Theology
By Barry Waugh
142. American Presbyterianism and the Religious Observance of Christmas
By Chris Coldwell and Andrew J. Webb
188 Sic et Non. Views in Review: The Content of Song for the Public Worship of God
210 Reviews & Responses: Franciscus Junius, The Mosaic Polity (Jeffrey C. Waddington) 210 ■ Gerald Bray, God Has Spoken: A History of Christian Theology (Carl R. Trueman) 212 ■ Mees te Velde, et al., Correctly Handling the Word of Truth: Reformed Hermeneutics Today (Benjamin Shaw) 213 ■ N. T. Wright, Surprised By Scripture: Engaging Contemporary Issues (Jeffrey Stivason) 215 ■ Willem J. van Asselt et al., Synopsis Purioris Theologiae/Synopsis of a Purer Theology: Latin Text and English Translation—Volume 1 (Wes Bredenhof) 220 ■
223 Psallo: Psalm 92:1–15
226 In Translatiōne: Johannes Wollebius’ Præcognita of Christian Theology from Compendium Theologiæ Christianæ
234 Antiquary: Rediscovery of the Manuscripts of the Larger Catechism of Westminster Assembly of Divines; with extracts from The Larger Catechism of the Westminster Assembly: A Transcription of the Surviving Manuscripts with Notes.
240 Bibliography
254 The Editors and Contributing Editors
In Brief: The Sabbath vs. the Liturgical Calendar (68) ■ Union with Christ and Mysticism (111) ■