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.
Justine Toh on harsh parenting, abusive coaching, and the benefits of the Ted Lasso approach to success.
Anna Grummitt on the latest COVID lockdowns across Australia – and what might be a better response than blaming others.
CPX intern Emily Anderson has been taking her lockdown walks in Sydney’s most densely populated suburb: Rookwood. Yep, the cemetery.
Barney Zwartz, in quintessentially Melbourne fashion, wonders: why do we hang on every word of the weather forecast, when it’s so often wrong?
Mark Stephens takes a step back from the furore around the Catholicism of NSW’s new premier, and considers the place of faith in politics.
Natasha Moore reflects on how Sally Rooney’s newest novel features Jesus, and the search for meaning in the “real world”.
Justine Toh spends $3.50 on a single lockdown mango, and celebrates what it heralds: summer days to come, and renewed hope.
A personal experience of a friend’s bushwalking injury leads Simon Smart to reflect on what it’s like to live in this particular time and place.
In the wake of the cheating scandals on The Block, Mark Stephens considers how hard it is to confess wrongdoing.
This International Literacy Day, Natasha Moore celebrates the fact that the goal of universal literacy is so widely held, and ferociously pursued.
Justine Toh asks herself why she’s craving the ocean – salt water, sea wind, coastal walks, the immensity of it all – especially in lockdown.
Mark Stephens reflects on how our characters are formed in light of the story of former Chicago Bulls legend Luc Longley.
Natasha Moore ponders what 14th-century anchoress Julian of Norwich might teach us about holding onto hope in difficult times.