Mark Tronson

Press Service International

Dr Mark Tronson is a Baptist minister (retired) who served as the Australian cricket team chaplain for 17 years (2000 ret) and established Life After Cricket in 2001. He was recognised by the Olympic Ministry Medal in 2009 presented by Carl Lewis Olympian of the Century. He mentors young writers and has written 24 books, and enjoys writing. He is married to Delma, with four adult children and grand-children. Dr Tronson writes a daily article for Christian Today Australia (since 2008) and in November 2016 established Christian Today New Zealand. Dr Mark Tronson’s Press Service International in 2019 was awarded the Australasian Religious Press Association’s premier award, The Gutenberg. In September 2020 Summer Moore presented her commission portrait of Dr Mark Tronson holding the Gutenberg plaque. The above photo is the upper part from this portrait.

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  • Weird and wonderful

    Yes, I can remember, at seminary 43 years ago we turned our attention in one semester to culture and Christianity in the light of world missions and noticed how experienced and wise missionaries regularly worked within cultural norms rather than trying to inset western culture.

  • Railway track maintenance

    Weekend railway line repairs are critical to the running of our railways – city and bush. In my archive I found a article gave a fresh voice to the public alarm when so many rail lines get closed at weekends and even surprisingly in peak hour time slots for track maintenance.

  • Bush fires

    One thing on our mind are bush fires after last summer. Bushfires have already been in the news in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. This is repeated again and again year after year. Bush fires struck the Midge Point area in early October where the Laguna Quays Respite cottage is located.   

  • Marriage  -  what it might be

    Marriage has many reflections. Statistics can be very revealing and the Huffington Post article not long ago on Australian marriage stats gave rise to me pondering whether marriage is in many cases is – wait for it - conspiratorial.

  • The Vicar of Digby alive and well  

    Entertaining items are worthy of air time. The late Dan Wooding of Assist News Service who was Christian media veteran and always on the pulse. One of the more entertaining stories he published was how The Twurch of England runs a poll for the Vicar of the Year.

  • Laguna Quays Respite double bookings

    The Whitsundays Laguna Quays Respite coordinated by Well-Being Australia for missions is celebrating the third quarter of 2020. Qld borders are now open for all but Sydney, mid NSW and Victorians.

  • Feminist lefties are selective 

    Are we fed up and disgusted with the feminist left. Dr Chesler is an emerita professor of Psychology and Women's Studies, a Fellow at the Middle East Forum, the author of thousands of articles, four studies about honour killings and sixteen books, including “Women and Madness,” and “An American Bride in Kabul.” “Living History: On The Front Lines for Israel and the Jews, 2003-2015.”

  • David wept, ‘Absalom my son’  

    Sam Mings the founder of Lay Witnesses for Christ the acclaimed world athletics Christian outreach with a special emphasis on the Olympics lost his only son Bo Mings 49.

  • 2021 young writer awards   

    After so many years of young writer award programs  -  since 2013 in Melbourne  -  the 2021 awards are taking an ever so slightly different turn.

  • Two Australian Baptists  

    The Gutenberg plaque is the premier award of the Australasian Religious Press Association (ARPA), the golden logies of Christian press media.