A personal reflection on the ongoing legacy of the charismatic movement, as it affects the Reformed churches in the U.K. Pastor Hand draws on his own experiences, during the time spent in a well-known Baptist church, in London, at a time when the so-called Toronto Blessing first arrived in the U.K.
What has been the effect of the charismatic movement on us, on people like us, on churches like ours? We might think some of these effects are self-evident and indeed many are. Has the charismatic movement shaped our thinking and the thinking of believers like us in more subtle ways? Has it exposed weaknesses, insecurities or fears in us? Has it affected our views on worship and the conduct of public meetings? We might include in our review of the legacy of the charismatic movement the question as to whether it has been a window into our own souls and from which we can learn and grow.