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.
Richard Shumack reflects on his experience of racism – and how racism is fundamentally a heart problem that only a miracle can solve.
Mark Stephens ponders the fake crowd noise in sporting matches, and how, as C.S. Lewis puts it, “we delight to praise what we enjoy”.
Natasha Moore on being overwhelmed with human pain and human evil – as well as human ingenuity, resilience, and curiosity.
This Reconciliation Week, Tim Costello reflects on George Floyd, injustice, and reconciliation in the Bible.
Justine Toh on how women have borne the brunt of COVID-19, having to balance paid work with housework, parenting, and home-schooling.
Reflecting on the new series The Last Dance, Simon Smart writes on what Michael Jordan might have lost in his pursuit of success.
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.