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 ponders those moments in life when everything changes – we just don’t know it yet.
Mark Stephens is a Christmas cynic, married to the world’s most Christmas-positive person. What would it take to choose joy over cynicism?
Richard Shumack reflects on The Queen’s Gambit, and the moral beauty of chess.
Barney Zwartz on the joy of seeing smiles again as masks become optional in Melbourne.
Anna Grummitt on Nick Kyrgios, public shaming, and seeing people as more than their worst moments.
Mark Stephens ponders what might be behind our constant busyness and craving for distraction.
Natasha Moore discusses Australia’s cultural inferiority and superiority complexes when it comes to the U.S.
Richard Shumack on the extent to which Christianity is to blame for the devastation of global ecology.
Simon Smart reflects on how the life of faith is often one of waiting and hoping in the midst of very real struggles.
Barney Zwartz reflects on how the COVID-19 pandemic has been reported in the Australian news media.