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.
Max Jeganathan on how Jesus’ invitation to “consider the birds” might help us cope with the rising cost of living.
Justine Toh on Chris Rock’s response to The Slap, Christians’ response to The Joke on The Project, and how to respond when insulted.
Barney Zwartz watches the new film Tár, and reflects on what it teaches about the dangers of power, and about moral responsibility.
Anna Grummitt eats pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, ponders the recent comeback of Lent, and considers what these 40 days are all about.
Simon Smart on the recent earthquake in Türkiye and Syria, the problem of suffering, and the vision of hope found in the Bible.
Natasha Moore ponders the attention given to spiritual experience in Heather Rose’s memoir – and the spiritual themes in many recent books.
Max Jeganathan ponders the complexities of Australia Day from a unique vantage point, having arrived here as a refugee in 1984.
In light of the media storm around Prince Harry’s new memoir Spare, Clare Potts asks: What do you do when you’ve been wronged?
Simon Smart reviews Kazuo Ishiguro’s futuristic novel Klara and the Sun and what makes something human in the world of AI.
Max Jeganathan considers our current inflation crisis and how Jesus’ call to a greater treasure remains timelessly valuable and necessary.