Question Your Lens


Advertisements for Google Pixel 2 state, “Question your lens.” Their three current commercials are a combination of fun, heartwarming, and thought-provoking. In one, a group of African Americans from a lower income neighborhood turn out to be caretakers of horses that bring the whole neighborhood together. In another, a seemingly traditional 86 year old Japanese woman turns out to be a DJ on the weekends. In the third, multiple happy people all struggle with depression and call a suicide hotline. At the end of one of the commercials, Google says, “Not every picture tells the whole story. Question your lens.”

The gospel is so precious that we cross cultural barriers, economic barriers, and social barriers to deliver a message of infinite worth. But if we aren’t careful, we can develop stereotypes and prejudices that hinder our ability to communicate this gospel. We need to heed Google’s advice. We, too, must learn to question our lenses. …Read More.