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THINKING OUT LOUD

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.

Latest

Envy attack

By Justine Toh | 26/06/2020

Justine Toh explores envy – with reference to Elena Ferrante’s novel My Brilliant Friend, the film Amadeus, and the story of Cain and Abel.

Lost in wonder

By Simon Smart | 23/06/2020

After a surfing weekend, Simon Smart ponders those moments where our breath is taken away by the sheer awe of life and existence.

The power of the tongue

By Barney Zwartz | 19/06/2020

Barney Zwartz writes on how Adem Somyurek’s sacking highlights the importance of our words – something explored in the Bible’s book of James.

“I can’t breathe”

By Anna Grummitt | 16/06/2020

Anna Grummitt on how George Floyd’s last words sound like a mantra for 2020 – and what it means for the God with wounds to know human pain.

Racism and the human heart

By Richard Shumack | 12/06/2020

Richard Shumack reflects on his experience of racism – and how racism is fundamentally a heart problem that only a miracle can solve.

Football, fake crowds, and our longing to sing praise

By Mark Stephens | 09/06/2020

Mark Stephens ponders the fake crowd noise in sporting matches, and how, as C.S. Lewis puts it, “we delight to praise what we enjoy”.