It’s all about real people, real lives

Demas, Crescens, Titus, Luke, Mark, Tychicus, Carpus, Prisca, Aquila, Onesiphorus, Erastus, Trophimus, Eubulus, Pudens, Linus, Claudia.

The early church comes alive in 2 Timothy 4 as Paul reels off the names of some of its members, familiar and unfamiliar from other passages in the New Testament. I find it strangely moving,

Ethel, Brian, Tom, Mary, Alice, Peter …