THINKING OUT LOUD

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.

Latest

The freedom of forgiveness

By Simon Smart | 03/02/2022

In the face of profound loss, how did two parents find it possible to forgive? Simon Smart reflects on his interview with the Abdallahs.

Giving up … on page 62

By Natasha Moore | 01/02/2022

Natasha Moore shares her one new year’s resolution for 2022: to be less completionist.

Fear not

By Tim Costello | 21/12/2021

Tim Costello finds comfort this Christmas in God’s call for us to fear not in the midst of anxieties both real and imagined.

A bittersweet Christmas

By Jayden Battey | 17/12/2021

After another year of COVID, Jayden Battey acknowledges the sense of loss many are feeling this Christmas.

Virtuous reality

By Simon Smart | 14/12/2021

Simon Smart joins the dots between the human desire to be physically together and the marvel of the incarnation.

A world beyond our walls

By Justine Toh | 10/12/2021

After leaving lockdown, Justine Toh considers our deep – and enduring – yearnings for another world.

A seismic event

By Barney Zwartz | 07/12/2021

Barney Zwartz notes that the COVID-19 pandemic has led many to reconsider their lives, values, and relationships.

Cancelled plans

By Natasha Moore | 03/12/2021

Natasha Moore reflects on how the pandemic has caused us all to hold our future plans more lightly – in light of Mary’s experience.

Stories we live by

By Justine Toh | 30/11/2021

Justine Toh muses on the benefits of the big and little stories we live by to shape us and define our realities.

A new scandal, an all-too familiar failure

By Simon Smart | 23/11/2021

Simon Smart responds to the sexting scandal in Australia’s Test cricket team – and what it says about team culture.

Bleeding nurses

By Justine Toh | 19/11/2021

Justine Toh considers the infinite challenge of nursing, and why so many are leaving the profession.

A lifelong obsession

By Barney Zwartz | 16/11/2021

Cricket tragic Barney Zwartz exults in both the result and the spirit of the 2021 T20 World Cup Final.