Love means Love

Deepening Discipleship: Love means Love

Love means Love, the title of David Runcorn’s latest book, explores how we may hold an including and welcoming belief of same-sex relationships and marriage on the basis of, not in spite of, the teaching of scriptures. The book formed the focus of a Launde Abbey Deepening Discipleship day held via Zoom, which was offered as a resource alongside the Church of England’s forthcoming study resource Living in Love and Faith.

This page includes the four main talks given by David during the course of the day, together with links to download the handouts offered. Conversations and Q&A sessions involving those participating in the day were not recorded.

David Runcorn is a well-known conference speaker, writer, teacher and retreat leader. He is author of a number of books on spirituality, vocation and human development. He is or has been a parish priest, theological teacher, Director of Ministry Development, Director of Ordinands and a spiritual director. He lives in Devon.

Session 1: The Surprising Community of the Surprising God

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Session 2: This is the Word of the Lord

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Session 3: Creation, Kinship and Marriage

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Session 4: Seeking a Way Forward

Download the handout for session 4

The two website referenced by David in this final talk were: