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 on harsh parenting, abusive coaching, and the benefits of the Ted Lasso approach to success.
Anna Grummitt on the latest COVID lockdowns across Australia – and what might be a better response than blaming others.
Natasha Moore on how the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee offered a chance to marvel at what it takes to stick at something decade after decade.
Natasha Moore asks: if we stand in somewhat godlike relation to our “creation” – our tech – what kind of deity do we find ourselves becoming?
In light of Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars, Justine Toh reflects on what we can learn from Denzel Washington’s reaction.
Simon Smart on reading stories from the war in Ukraine, and both the darkness and the goodness of human nature.
In light of the war in Ukraine, Barney Zwartz reflects on Vladimir Putin, and what the Bible has to say about tyrants and their end.
Simon Smart on the collective shock after Shane Warne’s death, and how the human reaction to loss inclines towards hopefulness.
Natasha Moore on the use of biblical language to describe the current floods – and the abundance of flood language in the Bible.
Jayden Battey on why he and his wife chose to move into community housing with 28 men at the start of the pandemic.
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?
In the face of profound loss, how did two parents find it possible to forgive? Simon Smart reflects on his interview with the Abdallahs.
Natasha Moore shares her one new year’s resolution for 2022: to be less completionist.