By Rev Dr David Sinclair
I attended the session at the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland few weeks ago. It can be an exhausting time, even though most of it is spent simply sitting and listening. It is also a time that can almost simultaneously provide and obscure perspective. In the midst of a debate it is possible to hear things you hadn’t considered before, have issues set in a context that sheds new light; and also, virtually at the same time, forget how easy it is to focus purely on internal matters, and forget what all this might look like to the world outside.
One of the ways to cope with the volume of information and opinion coming at us is to apply a particular ‘lens’ to what is being heard. And looking through the lens of ‘minority’ can help us see more clearly, at least part of what is going on.