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.
Natasha Moore shares her one new year’s resolution for 2022: to be less completionist.
Tim Costello finds comfort this Christmas in God’s call for us to fear not in the midst of anxieties both real and imagined.
After another year of COVID, Jayden Battey acknowledges the sense of loss many are feeling this Christmas.
Simon Smart joins the dots between the human desire to be physically together and the marvel of the incarnation.
After leaving lockdown, Justine Toh considers our deep – and enduring – yearnings for another world.
Barney Zwartz notes that the COVID-19 pandemic has led many to reconsider their lives, values, and relationships.
Natasha Moore reflects on how the pandemic has caused us all to hold our future plans more lightly – in light of Mary’s experience.
Justine Toh muses on the benefits of the big and little stories we live by to shape us and define our realities.
Simon Smart responds to the sexting scandal in Australia’s Test cricket team – and what it says about team culture.
Justine Toh considers the infinite challenge of nursing, and why so many are leaving the profession.
Cricket tragic Barney Zwartz exults in both the result and the spirit of the 2021 T20 World Cup Final.
Natasha Moore offers some reflections on the appeal of assisted dying – and why Christians are often so wary of it.