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.
Anna Grummitt reflects on The Witch Trials of J.K. Rowling, and the importance of humility when it comes to our deeply-held beliefs.
CPX Associate Emma Wilkins reflects on how the Easter story speaks into our grief and says that death is not the end.
Tim Costello explains why he sees the remarkable events of that first Easter week as the refrain of Christianity.
Simon Smart reflects on Dominic Perrottet’s concession speech after the NSW election – and why we value losing with dignity and grace.
Natasha Moore on the challenge of defining terms like “culture wars”, and the importance of generosity towards those we attempt to describe.
Barney Zwartz reflects on the life of his late son Sam – and the joy he brought to all who met him – for World Down Syndrome Day.
Max Jeganathan on how Jesus’ invitation to “consider the birds” might help us cope with the rising cost of living.
Justine Toh on Chris Rock’s response to The Slap, Christians’ response to The Joke on The Project, and how to respond when insulted.
Barney Zwartz watches the new film Tár, and reflects on what it teaches about the dangers of power, and about moral responsibility.
Anna Grummitt eats pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, ponders the recent comeback of Lent, and considers what these 40 days are all about.
Simon Smart on the recent earthquake in Türkiye and Syria, the problem of suffering, and the vision of hope found in the Bible.