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.
Justine Toh reflects on some intriguing findings from the 2022 Edelman Trust Barometer, and what they reveal about community and belonging.
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.
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.
In light of the tragic school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Barney Zwartz laments the lack of gun control in the United States.
Matthew Fitzgerald laments the rising cost of petrol, and the global suffering caused by the Russia-Ukraine War.
On the eve of the 2022 Federal Election, Natasha Moore reflects on why it’s important that she takes the responsibility of voting seriously.
Simon Smart on the importance of self-awareness, and asking ourselves: “What’s it like to be on the other side of me?”
Justine Toh ponders the “God-haunted” existential musings of 2022’s best film: Everywhere Everything All At Once.
Matthew Fitzgerald reflects on the paradoxes of life – and, in particular, the paradox at the heart of the Easter story.
Natasha Moore asks: if we stand in somewhat godlike relation to our “creation” – our tech – what kind of deity do we find ourselves becoming?
In light of Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars, Justine Toh reflects on what we can learn from Denzel Washington’s reaction.