One of the pertinent quotes Mal Davies gave on what "not to" - is as follows"
"God loves you and so do we. Now repent or you'll fry in hell, filthy sinner scum."
Alas, it bought much humour to the seminar, but it illustrated that Christian writers and communicators need to cleverly craft their trade rather than any first knee jerk response.
Press Service International (PSI) which is a part of Well-Being Australia's portfolio ministries that Mark Tronson and his wife Delma run are regulars at the ARPA annual conference and as always returned with fresh dynamics for the PSI ministry.
A number of the seminars interested him including lawyer Mark Fowler speaking on "religious publishing and the law" and looked specifically at the use of photographs and the judicial announcements in relation to the Catch the Fire Ministry case.
Mark Tronson was also moved by the stories of many of the contributors. One of these covered Illegal Trafficking of Women and another was a Religious Publications Executive of many years returning to Parish Ministry.
The Awards evening's guest speaker was the Reverend Professor Michael Tate a former Senator and Minister of Justice. His enlightening story of his personal journey through politics where Ministry was delayed by thirty years.
One new dimension were the number of "young" Christian journalists in attendance who were encouraged by their older peers. To this end Mark and Delma Tronson are keen to bring their five young sports writers to next year's ARPA conference in Adelaide.