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.
In light of Harry and Meghan’s recent interview with Oprah, Mark Stephens cautions against rushing to judgement.
Barney Zwartz reflects on how the COVID-19 pandemic has been reported in the Australian news media.
Tim Costello ponders the complexities of January 26, and whether there’s something to be gained by changing the date of Australia Day.
Tim Costello reflects on the town of Bethlehem, the words of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and the light that gives him hope in times of waiting.
Richard Shumack explains why he loves the carol The Little Drummer Boy, despite the fact that most of its lyrics are ‘rum pum pum pum’.
Justine Toh shares why she thinks a line from Yorktown (in the musical Hamilton) might as well be from a Christmas carol.
Simon Smart gets nostalgic for Christmas in the snow in Canada, and reflects on the enduring hope of the Christmas story.
Anna Grummitt reflects on the stillness of a world in lockdown – and the parallels with that first Christmas.
Natasha Moore ponders those moments in life when everything changes – we just don’t know it yet.
Mark Stephens is a Christmas cynic, married to the world’s most Christmas-positive person. What would it take to choose joy over cynicism?
Richard Shumack reflects on The Queen’s Gambit, and the moral beauty of chess.
Barney Zwartz on the joy of seeing smiles again as masks become optional in Melbourne.
Anna Grummitt on Nick Kyrgios, public shaming, and seeing people as more than their worst moments.