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 25 books, and enjoys writing. 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 Gutenberg’ - the Australasian Religious Press Association’s premier award. In September 2020 Summer Moore presented her commission portrait of Dr Mark Tronson holding the Gutenberg plaque. He and David Chang editor of Christian Today together bought the young writer ministry into fruition in 2009.  In 2011 Mark established Laguna Quays Respite (Whitsundays) for missionary respite and replicated at Aldinga Beach 2016 (Adelaide) and Greens Beach Bass Straight (TAS). His ministry is honoured all these years by Christian philanthropist Mr Basil Sellers AM. He is married to Delma (44 years), with four adult married children and grand-children.

Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at https://www.pressserviceinternational.org/dr-mark-t.html

  • School Camps – NZ and Aust

    School camps across New Zealand and Australia are as common as toast. So I was interested to find in my archive a recent article in The Conversation written by Rebecca English the question is put as to whether students should follow the American model and go off to summer camp.  

  • The story of Jubal and Jubal-Cain

    The book of Genesis, following on from Adam and Eve taking into account the second half Genesis 4, verses 16-24, through to Chapter 5.

  • Art ministry on video

    Well-Being Australia has enjoyed an active art ministry initiated way back in 1993 with the construction of the Basil Sellers Art Centre in Moruya, NSW.

  • Lamach and Jabal  - Genesis account

    All this week we’re looking at the early part of Genesis. The book of Genesis, following on from Adam and Eve taking into account the second half Genesis 4, verses 16-24, through to Chapter 5.

  • Cain  -  Genesis account

    All this week we’re looking at the early part of Genesis. The book of Genesis, following on from Adam and Eve taking into account the second half Genesis 4, verses 16-24, through to Chapter 5.

  • Methuselah  -  Genesis Account  

    All this week we’re looking at early part of the the book of Genesis, following on from Adam and Eve taking into account the second half Genesis chapter 4,verses 16-24, through to Chapter 5.

  • Naamah, Enos and Enoch  -  Genesis accounts

    This week we’re looking at the book of Genesis, following on from Adam and Eve  -  taking into account the second half Genesis 4 verses 16-24, through to Chapter 5.

  • Sport and Science -  illustration ‘cricket’  

    Talk to any one who has played cricket seriously and they will tell you many a story how the strangest things have occurred with the cricket ball.

  • Wedding of the Year - 1935  

    My archive has many articles my mother kept. I came across a newspaper photograph in our archive of the wedding of Nazi Germany's Hermann Göring to Emmy Sonnermann which took place on 10 April 1935, which is only 20 days and 86 years ago.

  • Thinking Churchill 

    Yes, I continue to write about Churchill. Winston Churchill was a larger than life public figure when I was growing up during the 1950s.  Although he was the wartime Prime Minister of Great Britain, his legends and his pronouncements were well-publicised in the Anglophile Australia of that time.