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THINKING OUT LOUD

Twice 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 and Friday on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Latest

Life’s work

By Emma Wilkins | 23/03/2021

Emma Wilkins asks: we expect our parents to love us self-sacrificially, but do we want to be their life’s work?

Sex ≠ online banking

By Justine Toh | 19/03/2021

Justine Toh on what the iConsent app shows us about our lack of imagination when it comes to the complexities of human life.

Doomed from the start: A politician’s fate

By Barney Zwartz | 16/03/2021

In light of the leadership spill in the Victorian Liberal party, Barney Zwartz ponders the rise and fall of politicians.

A deeper antidote for anxiety

By Tim Costello | 12/03/2021

Tim Costello comments on the anxiety epidemic in Australia – and shares what he believes is a powerful antidote.

Rushing to Judgement

By Mark Stephens | 09/03/2021

In light of Harry and Meghan’s recent interview with Oprah, Mark Stephens cautions against rushing to judgement.

Humility and a calf kick

By Luka Jamieson | 05/03/2021

CPX Intern Luka Jamieson reflects on Conor McGregor’s unexpected response to his recent shock UFC fight loss.

Costly care in the dementia ward

By Simon Smart | 02/03/2021

While recognising the failures that exist in the Aged Care sector, Simon Smart reflects on his positive experience visiting a dementia ward.

People just like you

By Anna Grummitt | 26/02/2021

In light of the Instagram poll highlighting the prevalence of sexual assault in high schools, Anna Grummitt asks: what can be done?

Reading the bumps

By Natasha Moore | 23/02/2021

Natasha Moore reflects on phrenology, personality, the possibility of change, and what makes us valuable as human beings.

Is Facebook just a platform?

By Tim Costello | 19/02/2021

Tim Costello comments on Facebook’s (now reversed) decision to ban Australian news content.

Musings from Melbourne

By Barney Zwartz | 17/02/2021

Barney Zwartz describes his experience of Melbourne’s recent five-day lockdown.

Preachers behaving badly

By Justine Toh | 12/02/2021

Justine Toh reflects on the abuse scandal concerning Ravi Zacharias, and allegations of abusive behaviour against Joss Whedon.