Simon is Executive Director of the Centre for Public Christianity. A former English and History teacher, Simon has a Masters in Christian Studies from Regent College, Vancouver. He is the author of For God's Sake: An Atheist, a Jew, a Christian and a Muslim Debate Religion, editor of A Spectator's Guide to Worldviews, and was co-presenter and co-writer of the historical documentary For the Love of God: How the church is better and worse than you ever imagined. His writing has appeared in such places as The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, the ABC, The Australian, and The Guardian. He lives on Sydney’s northern beaches and is an inept but enthusiastic surfer.
Justine is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Public Christianity. She worked at Fairfax Digital before completing her doctorate in Cultural Studies at Macquarie University. She speaks and writes about freedom and individualism, the body as a project, and other trends in contemporary culture.
Mark is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Public Christianity. He was previously Director of Integrative Research and Scholarship at Excelsia. He has a PhD in Ancient History from Macquarie University. In his spare time he enjoys coffee, the humour of Monty Python, the music of Patty Griffin, and the sheer absurdity of being a Parramatta Eels supporter.
Natasha is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Public Christianity. She has a PhD in English Literature from the University of Cambridge and is the author of Victorian Poetry and Modern Life: The Unpoetical Age and For the Love of God: How the church is better and worse than you ever imagined, as well as editor of 10 Tips for Atheists and other conversations in faith and culture. She has worked for CPX since 2014 and written for the mainstream media on topics that include books, movies, politics, food, domestic violence, Scripture in schools, war, Thanksgiving, and freedom of speech.
Richard is a part-time Research Fellow at the Centre for Public Christianity. He is also Director of the Arthur Jeffery Centre for the Study of Islam at Melbourne School of Theology, and part of the Understanding and Answering Islam team for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. Richard's doctoral research investigated the degree to which religious beliefs in general, and Islamic beliefs in particular, can be doubted and held with certainty. He is the author of The Wisdom of Islam and the Foolishness of Christianity.
Barney is a part-time Senior Fellow at the Centre for Public Christianity, based in Melbourne. He wrote for The Age for 32 years, the last 12 as Religion Editor. He continues to write for the media on faith and politics, as well as on classical music and opera. He also serves as media advisor to the Anglican Primate, Melbourne Archbishop Philip Freier.
Allan is Business Manager & Media Director for the Centre for Public Christianity. An award-winning documentary maker, Allan has over 30 years' experience in broadcast and digital media. He was Director and Executive Producer for CPX's most recent production For the Love of God, which screened in cinemas across Australia to critical acclaim. Allan is also a graduate of Sydney's Macquarie Graduate School of Management.
Anna is Youth Editor at the Centre for Public Christianity. She has a BA in Media & Communications from the University of Sydney and has many years of experience working with youth at her local church. Before starting at CPX, she spent a year working with university students in Arequipa, Peru with the international Christian organisation SIM.