Once a week, a member of the CPX team "thinks out loud" in public - offering not conclusions, but launching-off points for conversation about what's going on in the news right now, or in our cultural "moment".
As with everything CPX does, the goal is to reframe things - to edge our way together towards a more expansive public imagination when it comes to Christian faith and the contribution it has to make to our shared life.
Here's a collection of these columns. They are usually posted each Tuesday on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Justine Toh ponders: What is pleasure? Is it just about desire? Or are there deeper pleasures to be found in the normal gifts of life?
After the EURO 2020 final, Simon Smart ponders the “religious transformation” taking place in football (and elsewhere) in the UK.
Anna Grummitt reflects on Tim Keller’s impact on her own life – and also how he is remembered by those who weren’t in his camp.
Simon Smart on why he sees parallels between rapid advances in modern technologies (especially AI) and the ancient Tower of Babel story.
Writing the day after Budget night, Barney Zwartz argues that we need a broader perspective than Budget “winners” and “losers”.
In the lead-up to Charles’ coronation this weekend, Max Jeganathan reflects on what he and the King have in common.
Justine Toh reflects on how Anzac Day – when we honour soldiers’ ultimate sacrifice – is an annual reminder of what she wouldn’t die for.
Natasha Moore wrestles with the tough question: Is the amount of money we spend on our pets a moral issue?
Anna Grummitt reflects on The Witch Trials of J.K. Rowling, and the importance of humility when it comes to our deeply-held beliefs.
CPX Associate Emma Wilkins reflects on how the Easter story speaks into our grief and says that death is not the end.
Tim Costello explains why he sees the remarkable events of that first Easter week as the refrain of Christianity.
Simon Smart reflects on Dominic Perrottet’s concession speech after the NSW election – and why we value losing with dignity and grace.
Natasha Moore on the challenge of defining terms like “culture wars”, and the importance of generosity towards those we attempt to describe.
Barney Zwartz reflects on the life of his late son Sam – and the joy he brought to all who met him – for World Down Syndrome Day.