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.


Into the light

By Richard Shumack | 06/03/2020

Reflecting on the death of his father-in-law, Richard Shumack writes about competing visions of “going gently into that good night.”

The Australian Dream

By Mark Stephens | 28/02/2020

Mark Stephens writes on Stan Grant’s documentary about indigenous AFL player Adam Goodes, and our desire to be seen for who we are.

The mad that you feel

By Natasha Moore | 21/02/2020

Natasha Moore reflects on the new film A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood, and what Mr Rogers teaches us about dealing with anger.

The high bar of love

By Tim Costello | 14/02/2020

Tim Costello ponders Valentine’s Day, romance, the TV show Married at First Sight, and what love is really all about.

The beautiful mystery of forgiveness

By Simon Smart | 07/02/2020

Simon Smart contemplates the Abdallah family’s response to their children’s death, and Christianity’s resources of grace and forgiveness.