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Love means Love – from the back cover

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From the back cover Does the Bible really condemn same-sex relationships?Many questions wrestle with this question. Here, in his compassionate, cogent book, David Runcorn outlines how someone can support same-sex relationships on the basis of the Bible, not in spite of it.The church, in every time and place, finds itself working out the shock and […]

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The background to Love means Love

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My new book: Love means Love – same-sex relationships and the Bible (SPCK) is now published. And given the sensitivities around this subject I share here  why I have written it and who it is written for. I have written it because I have come to believe that committed same-sex expressions of love may be found […]

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Introducing “Love Means Love”

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TePuPl1FDRM&feature=youtu.be This is the text of a presentation I have given to several zoom events to mark the publication of my new book  Love means Love – same sex relationships and the Bible (SPCK). You can find more information about the book here on these web pages. But let me start with a story. Four […]

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With and beyond the Bible

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In October 2018 a group of Bishops sent an open letter (1) to the Coordinating Group for the Living in Love and Faith project (2) expressing concerns about possible  changes to the church’s understanding of marriage and same-sex relationships.   This article was one of three published responses to a letter on a website called ViaMedia. I gratefully acknowledge […]

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How would I know I am wrong?

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First published in 2014 Apartheid and the Word With the death of Nelson Mandela stories of apartheid South Africa have been retold in all their harrowing detail. Less commented on was how uncomfortable this chapter of history remains for Reformed and Evangelical churches who make particular claim to base their life and values on the […]

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Evangelicals, Bible and same-sex relationships

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This piece was first written as a briefing paper for a Church of England House of Bishops Working Group on Human Sexuality. The outcome of the Working group was ‘The Pilling Report’ where it was published as an appendix in the ‘Pilling Report’ – the offering of  It was published November 2013. This paper traces the journey […]