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.
Barney Zwartz on how Christianity helps deal with the guilt we feel over our disappointments and failures.
CPX Intern Alexander Boland ponders the positive impacts isolation in 2020 has had on the pace of his life.
Mark Stephens reflects on what we can do about the experience of boredom during isolation.
Richard Shumack on taking online guitar lessons during isolation, and what the beauty and power of music might tell us about a Creator.
Simon Smart reflects on The Lord of the Rings, Saint Augustine, and the Christian notion of the need to lose your life in order to find it.
Barney Zwartz on all the inventive opportunities to stay connected during this pandemic, and what this says about the spirit of humanity.
Anna Grummitt ponders the legacy of Father Damien of Molokai, and what motivated him – and other modern ‘Damiens’ – to suffer with others.
Tim Costello reflects on coping with isolation as an extrovert, and how the pandemic might lead us to recognise our interdependence.