Bind us together, Lord

Bind us together, Lord. Robert (Bob) Gillman* (1946— ).  ‘Bind us together, Lord’ grew out of the controversy that developed over the impact of Pentecostal influences in churches in London during the 1970s, known as the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Those who had experienced the presence of the gifts of the Spirit wished for congregations with established historical liturgies to allow for more freedom to express these gifts during worship. As a result, a house church movement developed during this time, echoing the practice of early Christians. As Gillman noted, since house gatherings were a part of the history of Christianity, ‘there wasn’t really a lot the traditionalists could disagree...

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