In contemporary culture there is a crisis of meaning, but most of the time it is swept out of sight. Not many think there are any answers to the big questions of meaning: “Why am I here?”, “What’s the meaning of life?” People tend not to ask them. They try to create meaning out of the things our societies urge us to fill our lives with: working and spending money. This lecture proposes that the Christian message about Jesus Christ has something to say to this crisis of meaning. Jesus is a figure of the past, present and future: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever”.
Source: Richard Bauckham: Biblical Scholar and Theologian, n.d. 3 pages.