Welcome to the website for The Confessional Presbyterian, a journal for discussion of Presbyterian doctrine & practice. See our About section (below) for background on the purpose and scope of the journal. The journal is now in its 18th year. The 2021 issue is in production and will be available in early 2022. See the Shop for subscribing and getting back issues at a discount. We are accepting submissions for the 2022 issue. See the submissions page for style and other questions.
In a day when interest in the historic doctrines and polity of Presbyterianism are growing, The Confessional Presbyterian journal was founded to provide a forum for ecumenical discussion amongst conservative Presbyterians of different denominations, wishing to promote greater understanding of these old standards of biblical Christianity. The Confessional Presbyterian journal is an annual publication and our goal for each volume is to publish a range of theological, practical and historical material, supportive of the Westminster Standards, while allowing for courteous discussion where disagreements may exist.
In addition to important and interesting historical work, the journal has published important articles in the realm of theological polemics, ground-breaking work on the manuscripts and documents of the Westminster Assembly, as well as substantial and illuminating material on Presbyterian polity and worship. If you would like to submit an article or review for consideration for publication, please investigate our requirements outlined on the Submissions page.
Frequency: Once annually by the end of each year. Format: 7.5″x10.5″ double column text. Each issue is usually between 200 and 300 pages in length.
The Confessional Presbyterian. General Editor & Publisher: Mr. Chris Coldwell. Editors: The Revs. C. N. Willborn, Ph.D., Jeffrey C. Waddington, Ph.D., Alan D. Strange, Ph.D., Frank J. Smith, Ph.D., and Dr. David C. Noe, P.h.D., and Mr. Wayne Sparkman, Th.M.
Editorial Address: The Confessional Presbyterian, P O Box 141084, Dallas, TX 75214. Email: See our Contact Page. Subscriptions: Individual USA $20; Library/Foreign $25. Retail Price: $25. Article and Review Submissions: Please mail the Editor regarding submissions for publication or see the Submissions page for more details. Published by Presbyterian Press of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
The Confessional Presbyterian, Vol. 17 is on Pre-Order
This year’s issue of The Confessional Presbyterian is available for preorder here.
Volume 17 of The Confessional Presbyterian Journal features content on Dutch theologian and seminary professor Dr. Herman Bavinck on the centenary of his death.