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.
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.
Mark Stephens on the pushback against the European Super League, and how sport is so much more than just a commodity.
In light of Prince Philip’s funeral, Simon Smart ponders the enduring importance of ritual.
Justine Toh on Aboriginal deaths in custody, the “attention economy”, and what we might learn from Old Testament prophets.
Natasha Moore reflects on a storm in her teacup – Sky News’ misinterpretation of her Easter Sunday article for ABC News.
Barney Zwartz on Anglicare’s The Cost of Privilege report, and how the pandemic provides a chance to rethink Australia’s social contract.
Mark Stephens on Paul Kelly’s ballad “If I Could Start Today Again”, and how the Easter story speaks to our longing for a fresh start.