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.
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.
We’ve been through a lot, but we made it. 7 interest rate rises. A summer of floods. An uptick in national unemployment. Even a Prime Ministerial Valentine’s Day proposal. But it’s finally here. It’s Tay-Tay week in Australia!
In light of the UN Secretary-General’s recent comments, Tim Costello asks: has the institution of religion also become “unhinged”?
Max Jeganathan on how the recent meeting between Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un highlights what real friendship is (and isn’t).
Simon Smart attends the Manly Sea Eagles Old Boys’ Day, and reflects on mortality and how fleeting our lives are.
In the midst of the cost of living crisis, Anna Grummitt ponders some challenging words from the Apostle Paul.
CPX Fellow Emma Wilkins shares some of her reflections on the phrase we’re hearing all the time at the moment: “cost of living”.
Natasha Moore reflects on the tribalism she’s seeing in the current debate in Australia around the Indigenous Voice to Parliament.
Barney Zwartz shares his personal experience of the many and varied forms of hospitality practiced by different cultures around the world.
In a week full of space news, Emma Wilkins responds to the argument that the vastness of the universe is proof that there is no God.
Justine Toh reflects on her experience of conversing online with the newest Twitch chatbot: “AI Jesus”.