The 2019 young writer ‘panellists’ who marked the young writers also determined by such marking each young writers Best Article of the year.
Nic Lee— An eternal inheritance
Nic Lee is one of our writers from Victoria. Nic is a business analyst consultant, maintains an IT support service. He volunteers with Christian community radio 89.9 Light FM. Nic always has something enlightening to share from his walk with God - his blog niclee.com.au.
Amy Manners—A tribute
Amy Manners from Adelaide, freelances under her family business Fruitful Marketing, as a multimedia journalist telling community and corporate stories through film, photography and writing. She actively helps the Young Writers Program with film and editing, and her inspiring articles are captivating.
Cartia Moore— No pain no gain
Cartia Moore is completing her honours degree in film and media. Cartia writes from a heart of conviction of keeping the faith despite opposing culture trends. She is passionate about sharing the love of Jesus with her generation. Cartia’s of film creation viz Young Writers memo videos are greatly valued.
Jesse Moore— The man
Jesse Moore is a film, media and business university student, while also working in the film department at Calvary Christian Church on the Sunshine Coast. He enjoys reading deep classic Christian literature which inspires many of his monthly articles. His love for God and righteousness is clearly evident.
Ben Kruzins— Why I will not be cheering for the Wallabies this World Cup
Ben Kruzins’ heart for justice shines throughout his writing. Ben is the Campus Pastor of The Hub Baptist Church in Ocean Shores on the North Coast of New South Wales. He is also a Journalism graduate who has written articles in The Canberra Times and The Sydney Morning Herald.
Lucy Miles—I’m giving you one last chance God
Lucy Miles spent 6 months this year in Switzerland with YWAM’s Discipleship Training School and plans to return to YWAM Lausanne this October to complete a three-month Ministry and Leadership Development school. These wonderful experiences have been the source of many inspiring articles.
Conor Ryan — From the red pill to the god pill
Conor asks of us - do we recognize the signs of the times and respond with faith, prayer and engagement? He writes about how to grow by leaning into God and availing ourselves of His strength and power. Conor is a history buff.
Shane Rowney - What does it mean to be purged
Shane Rowney from the Gold Coast has a pure passion and a good theological backbone as his starting point. Shane has come out of a certain culture and then went to Bible College which gives him a unique look at life.
Rachel Li - How I became a rich fool
Rachel Li from Sydney is talented, relevant and entertaining. Ministering in church life specialising in Children's and Youth Ministry allows her to be a forceful writer who knows how to wield the power of words to engage her audience.
Kristen Dang - Embracing the church
Kristen Dang is an Adelaide GP (Doctor) and with all her clinical knowledge is great at getting down to the real issues of life. Kristen is a new mum and she knows how to draw out the heart and drive a point to the delight of the soul.
Phillip Hall - Monsters and monstrance reflections of man and god
Phil Hall from Melbourne is a deep thinker, who likes to probe definitions and ask real questions. Phil is engaged in his Masters of Theology and this reflects his articles in how the reader is introduced to ideas.
Laura Miles – Ask the big questions
Laura Miles from the Sunshine Coast, is a brilliant all rounder, who can see the beauty in the little things and the discovery of small truths in life. Her speciality in reality is viewing things from the quirky which provides the reader much interest.
Roden Meares - The beauty of youth ministry
Roden Meares from Melbourne writes from a perspective of wisdom and understanding of church and community. He is well versed in aspects of working through issues and looking at things with biblical insight.
Sam Gillespie - A reaction of exploitative practises
Sam Gillespie from Sydney is engaged in a doctorate at UNSW. He is a graduate in classical composing with numbers of scores under his belt. Sam serves as the Chair of the Young Writer Brain' Trust.
Wesley Tronson - Early Result and Final Result
Wes Tronson is a founding young writer 2009 – Wes specialises - English Premier League. Wes spent 7 years in the UK in banking and soccer. 2006 in Prague he played in the only UK team (Manchester Juniors) to win a European tournament.
David Goodwin - Open hearts, open goals
David Goodwin is a consummate sports writer with his experience as a highly recognised author of science fiction for which he is internationally acclaimed. As the former editor of the Salvation Army's WarCry, he is is well versed in communication.
Phil Hall - A tale of two Saturday afternoons
Phil Hall is a theologian and this attribute alone has bought to his cleverly designed sport articles looking at many day to day 'every day activities' in sport and life. His wordsmith clearly illustrates his thought patterns and powerful messages.
Jeremy Dover - Anglican Ironman
Jeremy Dover is a foundation sports writer for Christian Today and his experience and professionalism as a Sports Scientist demonstrably illustrates clarity. His refined communication as a Pastor and with challenged teenagers brings home his expertise.
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.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/mark-tronson.html
Dr Mark Tronson - a 4 min video
Chairman – Well-Being Australia
Baptist Minister 44 years
- 1984 - Australian cricket team chaplain 17 years (Ret)
- 2001 - Life After Cricket (18 years Ret)
- 2009 - Olympic Ministry Medal – presented by Carl Lewis
- 2019 - The Gutenberg - (ARPA Christian Media premier award)
Gutenberg video - 2min 14sec
Married to Delma for 44 years with 4 children and 5 grand children