Twice 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.
In light of Harry and Meghan’s recent interview with Oprah, Mark Stephens cautions against rushing to judgement.
Barney Zwartz reflects on how the COVID-19 pandemic has been reported in the Australian news media.
Natasha Moore on South Korea’s Space Out Competition, the challenge of slowing down, and the value of prayer.
Anna Grummitt eats her top meal of 2021, and reflects on how food is something to be delighted in, and an integral part of being human.
In light of Bob Dylan’s 80th birthday, Mark Stephens reflects on the classic singer-songwriter, and on why art is indispensable.
Barney Zwartz ponders his own grammar obsession, how language changes over time, and the precious gift of words.
Justine Toh on harsh parenting, abusive coaching, and the benefits of the Ted Lasso approach to success.
Simon Smart reflects on the recent escalation of the Arab-Israeli conflict, and whether peace and friendship across the divide is possible.
Natasha Moore on Matt Damon, the 2021 Federal Budget, and how (and why) our view of the human person is profoundly uneconomical.
Mark Stephens on the election of a Sydney Anglican Archbishop from a non-European background, and the diversity of global Christianity.
Anna Grummitt on the decision to ban Australians in India from returning home, and the importance of compassion during this pandemic.
Tim Costello reflects on individual and systemic evils, and how in the Christian story Jesus comes to deal with them both.