THINKING OUT LOUD

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.

Latest

In boss we trust

By Justine Toh | 22/06/2022

Justine Toh reflects on some intriguing findings from the 2022 Edelman Trust Barometer, and what they reveal about community and belonging.

The vulnerability of loving

By Simon Smart | 16/06/2022

Simon Smart on farewelling his daughter for six months, and how the love of a parent is an echo of the love God has for all of us.

The long run

By Natasha Moore | 07/06/2022

Natasha Moore on how the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee offered a chance to marvel at what it takes to stick at something decade after decade.

Love children more than guns

By Barney Zwartz | 31/05/2022

In light of the tragic school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Barney Zwartz laments the lack of gun control in the United States.

Petrol & Putin

By Matthew Fitzgerald | 27/05/2022

Matthew Fitzgerald laments the rising cost of petrol, and the global suffering caused by the Russia-Ukraine War.

Dithering on election day

By Natasha Moore | 20/05/2022

On the eve of the 2022 Federal Election, Natasha Moore reflects on why it’s important that she takes the responsibility of voting seriously.

Entering the room of mirrors

By Simon Smart | 06/05/2022

Simon Smart on the importance of self-awareness, and asking ourselves: “What’s it like to be on the other side of me?”

Everywhere Everything All At Once

By Justine Toh | 22/04/2022

Justine Toh ponders the “God-haunted” existential musings of 2022’s best film: Everywhere Everything All At Once.

One paradox to rule them all

By Matthew Fitzgerald | 16/04/2022

Matthew Fitzgerald reflects on the paradoxes of life – and, in particular, the paradox at the heart of the Easter story.

Alexa, play disco

By Natasha Moore | 08/04/2022

Natasha Moore asks: if we stand in somewhat godlike relation to our “creation” – our tech – what kind of deity do we find ourselves becoming?

Denzel plays God

By Justine Toh | 29/03/2022

In light of Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars, Justine Toh reflects on what we can learn from Denzel Washington’s reaction.

Heart of Darkness

By Simon Smart | 25/03/2022

Simon Smart on reading stories from the war in Ukraine, and both the darkness and the goodness of human nature.