The Blue Banner
The Blue Banner was a newsletter published from 1992–2004 by the First Presbyterian Church of Rowlett, Texas. The series ended with v.13 #1, at which time the editor, Chris Coldwell, began focusing on a new endeavor, The Confessional Presbyterian journal. The material as presented here is Copyright © First Presbyterian Church of Rowlett. ***Some missing issues added since this was first put online
The Blue Banner, v1#1–13#1 (various frequencies and issue numbering), Chris Coldwell, Ed. (Rowlett, Texas: First Presbyterian Church of Rowlett, Texas, 1992-2004)
Volume 13 Issue 1. January-March 2004.
Warfield: “Miserable-Sinner Christianity” in the Hands of the Rationalists. Part 1: From Ritschl to Wernle. § Bacon: Neither Are We Amateurs.
PDF: 1,221 KB / 36 pages.
Volume 12 Issue 4. October-December 2003.
Bacon: Objections to Psalmody: The Psalms Contain a Sub-Christian Ethic. § Whitefield: The Lord Our Righteousness § Crampton: Review of Reymond's Jesus, Divine Messiah. § Bacon: Confessions in Scripture Part 2.
PDF: 755 KB / 36 pages.
Volume 12 Issue 3. July-September 2003.
Adger: A Denial Of Divine Right For Organs In Public Worship § Lewis: Thinking Inside the Box: An Old Perspective on the New Perspective on Paul § Bacon: Confessions in Scripture.
PDF: 792 KB / 36 pages.
Volume 12 Issue 2. April-June 2003.
Durham: Concerning the extent of the merit of Christ's death; is it a satisfaction for all men? § Bacon: The Basis For A Confession Of Faith Among Constitutional Presbyterian Churches. §
PDF: 682 KB / 36 pages.
Volume 12 Issue 1. January-March 2003.
Durham: The Way of Covenanting with God, and of obtaining Justification before Him. § Durham: The Nature of Christ's Death. § Bacon: Letters from Myanmar. § Crampton: Hebrews: Who was the Author? §
PDF: 591 KB / 36 pages.
Volume 11 Issue 4. October-December 2002.
Owen: Pt 2: Preliminary Considerations of the Doctrine of Justification. § Bacon: Dating: Courtship and Covenant. § Crampton: The Pastoral Epistles by Clark. § Carstares: Historical Review of the Stage as Entertainment. § Bacon: Musical Instruments in Psalm 150 (updated).§
PDF: 573 KB / 36 pages.
Volume 11 Issue 3. July-September 2002.
BB Warfield: "He that is Spiritual".§ August 2002 Myanmar Missions Trip Report § Durham: Isaiah 53:4-5. Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs: Three Sermons by James Durham.§
PDF: 557 KB / 36 pages.
Volume 11 Issue 2. April-June 2002.
Mason: Letters on Frequent Communion.§
PDF: 1,069 KB / 36 pages.
Volume 11 Issue 1. January-March 2002.
Owen: Preliminary Considerations of the Doctrine of Justification. § Bacon: Singing the Name of Jesus. § Cartwright: Review of Murray on Psalmody. § Bacon: Myanmar Missions Report.§
PDF: 621 KB / 36 pages.
Volume 10 Issue 4. October-December 2001.
Davies: A "Christmas" Sermon. § Bacon: Review: Durham on Isaiah 53. § Cawdrey: Family Reformation Promoted. § Bacon: Justifying Many. § Bacon: Importance of Education of Covenant Children.§
PDF: 672 KB / 36 pages.
Volume 10 Issue 3. July-September 2001.
Durham: The Second Commandment, Part 2 of 2. § Bacon: Keeping a Father's Commandments. § Crampton: Reviews of Clark's Logic, and Logical Criticisms of Textual Criticism.
PDF: 663 KB / 36 pages.
Volume 10 Issue 2. April-June 2001.
Durham: The Second Commandment, Part 1 of 2. § Bacon: Arrows in the Church’s Quiver, A Review of Rediscovering Catechism, by Donald Van Dyken. § A. A. Alexander: Catechetical Instruction. § Rosenberger: Psalm Singing Remembered. § Baker: Hints for Psalm Singing.
PDF: 499 KB / 36 pages.
Volume 10 Issue 1. January-March 2001.
Gillespie: Did Judas Partake of the Lord's Supper § Bacon: The Old Testament Ecclesiastical Sanhedrin. § Durham: The Ninth Commandment. § Bacon: Letter to President George W. Bush.
PDF: 696 KB / 36 pages.
Volume 9 Issue 10-12. October-December 2000.
Winzer: . § Murray on the Free Offer: A Review § Sinclair: The Gospel and the Free Church Act of 1892. § Bacon: Whosoever Will May Come. § Rutherfurd on Gospel Faith.
PDF: 556 KB / 36 pages.
Volume 9 Issue 7-9. July-September 2000.
Bacon: Thoughts on the Temple. § Correspondence § Samuel Davies: The Mediatorial Kingdom and Glories of Jesus Christ. § More Letters from Readers.
PDF: 620 KB / 36 pages.
Volume 9 Issue 4-6. April-June 2000.
Bacon: Selected Thoughts on the Synagogue. § Implications of Repentance. § The Dangers of Dating. § Letters from Readers. Crampton: Response to Criticism for Review of God and Evil.
PDF: 632 KB / 36 pages.
Volume 9 Issue 1-3. January-March 2000.
G. I. Williamson: Review of Steve Schlissel Critique of the Regulative Principle of Worship. § Bacon: Common Objections to Paedobaptism Answered in Outline. § Bacon: The Westminster Standards and the Frequency of the Lord's Supper. § Nicholas Bownd: The Ordinances of Public Worship and the Lord's Day.
PDF: 634 KB / 36 pages.
Volume 8 Issue 11-12. November-December 1999.
Bacon: Daniel 4: Kings and Beasts. § Crampton: Clark's God & Evil: The Problem Solved. § Bacon: The Importance of the Study of the Biblical Doctrine of the Church. § Jenny Geddes.
PDF: 455 KB / 24 pages.
Volume 8 Issue 4. May-June 1999.
Bacon: The Testimony of God Through Preservation and Miracles. § Crampton: Teaching the Word of God.
PDF: 392 KB / 12 pages.
Volume 8 Issue 3. March 1999.
Bacon: Justification by Faith: What is Justification? § Begg: The Use of the Communion Table in the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper Part 5.
PDF: 508 KB / 12 pages.
Volume 8 Issue 2. February 1999.
Crampton: Review: Reymond's A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith. § Begg: The Use of the Communion Table in the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper Part 4.
PDF: 451 KB / 11 pages.
Volume 8 Issue 1. January 1999.
Crampton: The Westminster Confession of Faith and Logic. § Begg: The Use of the Communion Table in the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper Part 3. § Miller: Presbyterians Do Not Observe Holy-Days.
PDF: 397 KB / 11 pages.
Volume 7 Issue 12. December 1998.
Begg: The Use of the Communion Table in the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper Part 2. § Bacon: Dating: Finding A Life Partner.
PDF: 458 KB / 11 pages.
Volume 7 Issue 11. November 1998.
Coldwell: Calvin in the Hands of the Philistines: Or Did Calvin Bowl on the Sabbath Part 4. § Begg: The Use of the Communion Table in the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper Part 1.
PDF: 429 KB / 11 pages.
Volume 7 Issue 10. October 1998.
Coldwell: Calvin in the Hands of the Philistines: Or Did Calvin Bowl on the Sabbath Part 3. § Bacon: Biblical Discipline.
PDF: 577 KB / 11 pages.
Volume 7 Issue 9. September 1998.
Coldwell: Calvin in the Hands of the Philistines: Or Did Calvin Bowl on the Sabbath Part 2. § Bacon: The Light and Power of Scripture.
PDF: 469 KB / 11 pages.
Volume 7 Issue 8. August 1998.
Bacon: Justification by Faith: What is Faith Part 2.§ Coldwell: Calvin in the Hands of the Philistines: Or Did Calvin Bowl on the Sabbath Part 1.
PDF: 533 KB / 11 pages.
Volume 7 Issue 7. July 1998.
Bacon: Justification by Faith: What is Faith Part 1.§ Bacon: Review: Every Old is New Again, a Review of The Arrogance of the Modern by David W. Hall. § Bacon/Rutherford: The Eldership of Matthew 18:17 and 1Cor. 5:4.
PDF: 387 KB / 11 pages.
Volume 7 Issue 6. June 1998.
Bacon: Paul's Discourse on the Use of Headcoverings in Public Worship Part 2.§ Johnson: Review: The Ecclesiastical Text: Text Criticism, Biblical Authority, and the Popular Mind by Theodore P. Letis.
PDF: 473 KB / 11 pages.
Volume 7 Issue 5. May 1998.
Bacon: Paul's Discourse on the Use of Headcoverings in Public Worship Part 1.§ James Durham: Concerning the Constituting of True Churches by Reformation out of Such as have been Corrupt.
PDF: 414 KB / 11 pages.
Volume 7 Issue 4. April 1998.
Bacon: Goliath's Sword in Righteous Hands: The Reformed Doctrine of Resistance to Tyrants.§ Bacon: Without a Doubt: A Partial Review of John W. Robbins Without a Prayer.
PDF: 428 KB / 11 pages.
Volume 7 Issue 3. March 1998.
Coldwell: The Anonymous Writings of George Gillespie: A Defense of Authorship.
PDF: 440 KB / 11 pages.
Volume 7 Issue 2. February 1998.
Bacon: The Scope of the Whole Scriptures.§ Johnson: Review: Standing on the Promises: A Handbook of Biblical Childrearing by Douglas Wilson.
PDF: 403 KB / 11 pages.
Volume 7 Issue 1. January 1998.
Hembd: Josiah, Erastianism and National Covenanting Part 3
PDF: 273 KB / 7 pages.
Volume 6 Issue 4. October-December 1997.
Bacon: The Consistency of Scripture.§ Coldwell: The Westminster Directory for Public Worship and the Lining of the Psalms.
PDF: 553 KB / 11 pages.
Volume 6 Issue 3. July-September 1997.
Hembd: Josiah, Erastianism and National Covenanting Part 2. § Bacon: Review: The Christian Sabbath Examined, Defended and Applied by Brian M. Schwertley.§ Coldwell: A Defense of George Gillespie's Authorship of Wholesome Severity Reconciled with Christian Liberty.
PDF: 439 KB / 11 pages.
Volume 6 Issue 2. April-June 1997.
Johnson: What Standard? A Review of English Bible Translations: What Standard by William O. Einwechter.§ Lee: Antichrist in Scripture. § Hembd: Josiah, Erastianism and National Covenanting Part 1.
PDF: 598 KB / 15 pages.
Volume 6 Issue 1. January-March 1997.
Bacon: Dominion and Eschatology: A Review of Dr. Kenneth Gentry's He Shall Have Dominion.
PDF: 323 KB / 8 pages.
Many of the Older issues from this point have had to be recovered from secondary files and may vary slightly from the printed version due to lost fonts, system changes etc. Also some extraneous content, book and tape offers, etc., were deleted from the PDF file.
Volume 5 Issue 9-12. September-December 1996.
Bacon: Westminster Bibliography Parts 7/8 (renumbered in Web version).
PDF: 383 KB / 10 pages.
Volume 5 Issue 7-8. July-August 1996.
Hills: How Dr. Hill's became a KJV Believer. § Bacon: Westminster Bibliography Parts 6 (renumbered in Web version).
PDF: 358 KB / 12 pages.
Volume 5 Issue 3-6. March-June 1996.
Bacon: Westminster Bibliography Parts 4&5 (renumbered in Web version).§ Bacon: Four Objections to Exclusive Psalmody Answered.
PDF: 419 KB / 12 pages.
Volume 5 Issue 1-2. January-February 1996.
A Day in Zion: Worship Service at FPCR on January 14, 1996; Scripture Readings & Exposition (Galatians 3 and Psalm 32-34); Sermon on Baptism (Ezekiel 36: 25-38); Communion and Table Address.
PDF: 413 KB / 16 pages.
Volume 4 Issue 11-12. November-December 1995.
Bacon: A Westminster Bibliography Part III: A Review of Jus Divinum Regiminis Ecclesiastici. § Bacon: Strengthened Hands: A Sermon on Nehemiah 6:1-9.
PDF: 340 KB / 11 pages.
Volume 4 Issue 9-10. September-October 1995.
Bacon: A Westminster Bibliography Part II: Political Background of the Westminster Assembly. § Meyers: The Desire of All Nations. § Bacon: Reviews: The Psalms for Congregational Singing, by Kenneth W. Hanko. A Presbyterian Political Manifesto: Presbyterianism and Civil Government by Michael G. Wagner. Reckless Faith: When the Church Loses Its Will To Discern by John MacArthur. The Necessity of Reforming the Church by John Calvin.
PDF: 373 KB / 10 pages.
Volume 4 Issue 7-8. July-August 1995.
Tyranny in Tyler: Table of Events. Letter of Confession. § Lee: Paedocommuion: Lee vs. Jordan.
PDF: 505 KB / 16 pages.
Volume 4 Issue 5-6. May-June 1995.
Bacon: A Westminster Bibliography Part 1. § Bacon: Haughty Eyes: A Sermon from Isaiah 2:10-12. § Bacon: 2 Chronicles Chapter 3 (exposition).
PDF: 376 KB / 16 pages.
Volume 4 Issue 3-4. March-April 1995.
Beyond Canterbury: Bacon: Liturgical Nestorianism. Worrell: Theses on Worship. Price: Trapped in the Liturgy Trap. § Lee: The Sovereignty of God in the Salvation of My Father's Slayer. § Bacon: Two Essays: Lord God of Truth and Concerning the Teacher. § Bacon: Review of Kerry Ptacek's Family Worship.
PDF: 368 KB / 16 pages.
Volume 4 Issue 1-2. January-February 1995.
Bordwine: The Doctrine of the Sabbath Part II: Keeping the Sabbath.
PDF: 287 KB / 12 pages.
*Volume 3 Issue 11-12. November-December 1994.
Godfrey: Calvin and the Worship of God § Gilfillan: The Reformers & Holy Days. FPCR had not obtained permission to put the Godfrey piece online at the time this archive was constructed. The Gilfillan article is an extract from a larger piece at the link given for the Naphtali Press website.
PDF: 0 KB / 16 pages.
Volume 3 Issue 9-10. September-October 1994.
Smith: Petticoat Presbyterianism: A Century of Debate in American Presbyterianism On The Issue Of The Ordination Of Women. § Baugh: Does Feminism at Ephesus Explain 1 Timothy 2:12? § Stamper: Christian Psychology's War on God's Word by Jim Owen. § Extracts from Answers to PCA Consensus.
PDF: 575 KB / 20 pages.
Volume 3 Issue 7-8. July-August 1994.
Coldwell: Indifferent Imaginations? The Case Against Images at Meetings of N. Texas Presbytery. § Kik-Murray-Fisher-Vincent-Durham-Boettner: Images of Christ A Violation of the Second Commandment: Supporting Documents.
PDF: 424 KB / 16 pages.
*Volume 3 Issue 5-6. May-June 1994.*
Bordwine: The Doctrine of the Sabbath within the Context of Chapter XXI of the Westminster Confession of Faith. § Bacon: Psalmody Objections Answered: Part 1: Paraphrases. § Breed: Jenny Geddes and Her Stool. The master file for this issue was lost in a computer crash and thus the issue has not been reconstructed for a PDF version. The Bordwine piece is part 1 of 2 (see 4:1-2 above for part 2). This was first published in Contra Mundum, No. 10, Winter 1994, pp. 48-56 and is available here. The pieces by Bacon and Breed may be available in html at fpcr.org.
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Volume 3 Issue 3-4. March-April 1994.
Smith: Memorial Frank E. Smith (1914-1993). § Bacon: English Popish Ceremonies by George Gillespie. § Mrs. Debby Bacon: When the Wicked Seize the City by Chuck and Donna McIlhenny. § Snapp: Gospel Fear by Jeremiah Burroughs. § Warfield: The Significance of the Westminster Standards as a Creed. § Bacon: Musical Instruments. § Bacon: Envying the Wicked. Gentry: The Seventy Weeks.
PDF: 593 KB / 16 pages.
Volume 3 Issue 1-2. January-February 1994.
Dabney: Organ Grinding Circa 1849. A series of letters and other articles from the 19th century on the use of musical instruments in public worship.
PDF: 431 KB / 16 pages.
Volume 2 Issue 12. December 1993.
Bacon: Worship Song Regulated by Scripture: A Review of Benjamin Shaw's monograph Studies in Church Music..
PDF: 253 KB / 12 pages.
Volume 2 Issue 11. November 1993.
Christmas Examined: Anonymous: An Appeal to God's People. § MacInnes: Christmas - Pagan? Roman Catholic? Protestant? § Williamson: Holy Days of Men and Holy Days of God. § Anonymous: My Lord has not told me to do it: The Christian and "Christmas". § MacArthur: Santa Claus. § Pink: Xmas. § Samuel Miller: Against the Observance of Christmas (1825 Letter to the Commercial Advertiser).
PDF: 264 KB / 12 pages.
Volume 2 Issue 9-10. September-October 1993.
Bacon: Scripture Explained: 1 Samuel 8. § Stamper: Review: The Burden of God by Michael Kelley. § Coldwell: Presbyterian Bibliography: George Gillespie Part 4: Reasons Against the Service Book.§ Durham: Some General Observations Concerning Preaching, and especially Application.
PDF: 157 KB / 8 pages.
Volume 2 Issue 6-8. June-August 1993.
Bacon: No Neutral Ground: Why We Need Commitment to Christian Education. § Machen: On Public Education. § Bacon: Review: What Calvin Says by W. Gary Crampton.§ Coldwell: Presbyterian Bibliography: George Gillespie Part 3: Wholesome Severity Reconciled with Christian Liberty.
PDF: Scanned courtesy of PCAHC 1920 KB / 6 pages.
***Volume 2 Issue 3. March 1993.
Bacon: Did the PCA Separate Lawfully. § Coldwell: Presbyterian Bibliography: George Gillespie Part 2, A Dispute Against the English Popish Ceremonies. § J. A. Hodge: The Ruling Elder .§ PCA: A Message to All Churches.
PDF: Scanned courtesy of PCAHC 1685 KB / 8 pages.
***Volume 2 Issue 1&2. March 1993.
Bacon: Thankfulness for the Lord's Blessings. § Kik: Review: We and Our Children by Herman Hanko. § Presbyterian Quotes: Infant Baptism .§ Coldwell: Presbyterian Bibliography: George Gillespie Part 1. Mrs. Bacon: Review: The Secret Mission by A. Van der Jagt.. C. Hodge: A Practical View of Infant Baptism.
PDF: Scanned courtesy of PCAHC 2573 KB / 12 pages.
***Volume 1 Issue 1. June 1992.
Bacon: From the Pastor's Desk: Remembering the Lord's Work. Presbyterian Quotations. Scripture Explained. Conduct in Church Courts. § Coldwell: From the Editor.
PDF: 181 KB / 8 pages.
The missing issues from volume 1 and 2 were not available in digital form at the time this archive was constructed. ***Missing issues will be added as they are scanned. Complete or fairly complete sets of the newsletter in original print form may be available at the Library of the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary and at the Presbyterian Church of America Historical Center.
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