Many of us use figurative lenses to view the world. Like a political lens that views the world in terms of left and right. Or an economic lens that views the world in relation to finance, trade and market forces. Or a feminist lens that views the world in terms of patriarchy and dominance. But unlike these, the Being Human lens helps enlarge our vision. The point is not the lens itself, rather we see through the lens to examine the cultural stories forming and shaping our humanity today. But it is more than an exercise in analysis. The lens also helps us to see that there is a more compelling vision of what it is to be human available to us all.
At the centre of the Being Human lens is that focal point question: what does it mean to be human? Christianity is a deep revelation about how all of reality, including we ourselves as human beings, exist in God. But it is more than a revelation. It is an invitation to the new humanity found in Jesus, an invitation to truly good and beautiful significance, connection, presence and participation.