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The First Image of the Cross

It is commonplace to point out how shocking it is that Christians made a ‘cross’ the symbol of their faith. Crucifixion, after all, was the ultimate punishment in the Roman period, considered even more shameful than the other principal methods of capital punishment, beheading and burning alive. Yet, it has always been taught—in fact, I think I might have taught…

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CPX in the Media

Sparking the moral imagination of the masses - If refugee advocates are to make real progress they must rise above a tribal us-and-them mentality, writes Barney Zwartz for The Drum
A left-field take on rights and responsibilities - People have a legitimate interest in speaking freely, and another legitimate interest in not being vilified. It doesn't have to be a question of one right trumping the other, writes Barney Zwartz for The Drum.
Noah - Justine Toh spoke with Katrina Roe on Hope 103.2's Morning Show about Darren Aronofsky's film version of the story of Noah.
IQ2 Debate: Faith-based Religious Education Has No Place in Public Schools - Justine Toh took part in an IQ2 debate at Melbourne Town Hall, contesting the motion that 'Faith Based Religion Has No Place in Public Schools' which was broadcast on the ABC's Big Ideas.
Noah’s Ark: the facts, the fiction? - John Dickson spoke to John Stanley and Garry Linnell on the 2UE Breakfast show about the historicity of the story of Noah, in anticipation of the release of the blockbuster film.