THINKING OUT LOUD

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.

Latest

Don’t allow Evil to Win

By Justine Toh | 16/07/2024

What is evil and where does it come from?

Office Housework

By Clare Potts | 09/07/2024

Amy Ishram has a pro-tip on how to not be that woman loading the office dishwasher: pretend to be pregnant.

Greyness and goodness: Casablanca 

By Clare Potts | 02/07/2024

Catherine Austin writes for CPX about Christian ideas of sacrifice and Casablanca.

Restoring ruined ecosystems: Wilding

By Simon Smart | 27/06/2024

Simon Smart reflects on the joy it was to watch the feature documentary, Wilding at the Sydney Film Festival.

#Catholiccore

By Clare Potts | 25/06/2024

Danielle Terceiro is highly amused and delighted by the new TikTok subculture of #Catholiccore which plays on Catholic aesthetic and drama.

Gen Z intern at work (and half-wishing she wasn’t) 

By Clare Potts | 25/06/2024

CPX Intern, Kathryn Baikie is getting used to the work-life and considers her human need to be in the natural world again.

“Bring them home to Bilo”

By Justine Toh | 03/06/2024

Justine Toh on how the Murugappan family has found a home in our hearts and is reminding us of our shared humanity.

What will survive of us is love

By Clare Potts | 03/06/2024

Amy Isham writes for CPX about her mothers dementia.

Anchor in the poly-crisis

By Max Jeganathan | 03/06/2024

Max Jeganathan laments the overwhelming nature of the world right now. Wars, disasters, political upheaval. We need an anchor in the storm.

My animal neighbour

By Clare Potts | 21/05/2024

CPX research fellow, Danielle Terceiro writes about her love of frogs and how creation care is linked to love of neighbour.

The pleasures of paying tax

By Barney Zwartz | 14/05/2024

Barney Zwartz commends the task of paying tax for the benefit of all.

Gambling is linked to DV. Does the AFL care?

By Tim Costello | 07/05/2024

Tim Costello ponders the virtue signalling of the AFL as they condemn domestic violence while supporting the gambling industry.