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.
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.
Anna Grummitt reflects on the surprising joys of living with her in-laws for months – and the enduring value of in-person relationships.
Natasha Moore on how behind the festivities of Halloween, the night reminds us that there is both much to fear, and more to hope.
Justine Toh shares why she’s optimistic about the Albanese government’s proposed new parental leave scheme.
Barney Zwartz reflects on the miracle of being both fully known, and completely and unconditionally loved by God.
Simon Smart weighs in on the Andrew Thorburn saga, and the questions it raises about the kind of society we want to become.
Eliot Kern reflects on biting his fingernails, a honeymoon in Fiji, and where we can find true rest for our souls.
Simon Smart recounts his conversation with the late Queen Elizabeth II’s Chaplain in Scotland, John Swinton.
Natasha reads a psalm about monarchs and nations, and reflects on the life and death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Emma Wilkins reflects on the term “burden of care” – and encourages a more expansive view that sees care as an honour and a way of life.
Justine Toh gapes at screen-time estimates across different generations – and reflects on insights from Andy Crouch on technology.
Barney Zwartz on how much he loves libraries, books, and words – and how they point him to an even greater Word.