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Twice 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 and Friday on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


“Bring them home to Bilo”

By Justine Toh | 22/06/2021

Justine Toh on how the Murugappan family has found a home in our hearts and is reminding us of our shared humanity.

Sorrow in statistics

By Emma Wilkins | 18/06/2021

After taking part in a survey on child abuse, Emma Wilkins reflects on the importance of scrutinising our failings, and where her hope lies.

Time and tide

By Simon Smart | 15/06/2021

Simon Smart reflects on his enduring love for the ocean, and the awe and wonder he feels when faced with the ravaging beauty of the sea. 

Abuse in the church

By Barney Zwartz | 11/06/2021

In light of a report on partner violence in the Anglican Church, Barney Zwartz argues for the importance of programs to prevent abuse.

The art of stopping

By Natasha Moore | 08/06/2021

Natasha Moore on South Korea’s Space Out Competition, the challenge of slowing down, and the value of prayer.

Food, glorious food

By Anna Grummitt | 01/06/2021

Anna Grummitt eats her top meal of 2021, and reflects on how food is something to be delighted in, and an integral part of being human.

The value of longevity

By Mark Stephens | 28/05/2021

In light of Bob Dylan’s 80th birthday, Mark Stephens reflects on the classic singer-songwriter, and on why art is indispensable.

No one is saved alone

By Tim Costello | 25/05/2021

Tim Costello explains why he’s getting the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine.

Punctuation saves lives

By Barney Zwartz | 21/05/2021

Barney Zwartz ponders his own grammar obsession, how language changes over time, and the precious gift of words.

Tiger coaches

By Justine Toh | 18/05/2021

Justine Toh on harsh parenting, abusive coaching, and the benefits of the Ted Lasso approach to success.

Blessed are the peacemakers

By Simon Smart | 15/05/2021

Simon Smart reflects on the recent escalation of the Arab-Israeli conflict, and whether peace and friendship across the divide is possible.

Homo uneconomicus

By Natasha Moore | 11/05/2021

Natasha Moore on Matt Damon, the 2021 Federal Budget, and how (and why) our view of the human person is profoundly uneconomical.