The 2019 young writer ‘panellists’ who marked the young writers also determined by such marking each young writers Best Article of the year.
Bonnie Dowie: 30 fling and thriving
Bonnie’s writing makes you want to sit down and chat with her! She writes with an easy conversational style and sometimes a cheekiness that adds to the interest. She is also passionate about relationships – with God and also with those around her.
Josiah Gray: New Year same mission
Using his experiences as a guide, Josiah writes about how to live out the Christian walk. He values honesty and reality and how they come together in telling the story of Jesus. His challenge for himself and each of us is to see things the way Jesus sees them.
Conor Ryan: From the red pill to the god pill
The question Conor asks of us is 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 in whatever situations we find ourselves. Conor is also fascinated by history.
Lil van Wyngaard: What does independence really mean
Lil has started with the Young Writers this year and has submitted articles that are challenging and thought provoking. She has a strong desire to reach people who do not necessarily have a church background and she is exploring creative ways to do this.
Roydon Ng: The challenge of voice and heart
Roydon is concerned about truth and having integrity in our lives. He is also embracing his Chinese heritage and most recently he delights in showing us how the rich Chinese culture has glimpses of God throughout it.
Rebecca Hoverd – Distractions in Bethany
Rebecca challenges the norms in society and makes one rethink. She encourages the readers to consider their part and how everyone can make a difference in this world. She points people to first tune into God and then suggests practical steps.
Jessica Knell – A duty of care
Jessica defies cultures and traditions by reviewing what's accepted and taking a second look with insight into Christian practices, presents a needed honesty. She draws us into a deeper relationship with the creator beyond the religious surface.
Rebecca Howan – Three things to ponder
Rebecca encourages us to see the silver lining in every cloud. She has the ability to see the good in people and promotes peace and joy in any situation helping others to notice the positive in everyone and everything.
Petro Swart - Russian doll
Petro poses the tough questions in life placing readers in a reflective mode to ponder upon the choices one has made. Though thought-provoking, her gentle approach makes the issue a welcomed and needed confrontation.
Blake Gardiner – Your calling does not save you
Blake tackles misconceptions and shines light on common issues in today's digital world. He doesn't shy away from sensitive topics instead brings the biblical view into it with boldness.
Manuele Teofilo – A faith boost
Manuele speaks for those whose voice have been silenced. He brings hope to everyone facing a challenge, encouraging all to pursue bigger dreams by sharing his personal experiences.
Emma McGeorge - For Emerald
Emma McGeorge is a gifted young writer. Emma writes with passion and clarity on life issues that challenge our faith. Emma is a regular young writer conference delegate winning the NZ Basil Sellers in 2017, the NZ Basil Sellers Over 31 in 2018.
Peter Brookshaw - The quiet Australians
Peter's writing reflects the way he lives as a senior officer in the Salvation Army. His writing is thoughtful, accessible, often quirky, and always filled with passion for the subject at hand. Peter challenges his readers with spiritual insights, stop and think.
Jo Fuller - Conscious consumerism as a follower of Christ
Jo Fuller is a school teacher. Jo's articles illustrate fine grammar and the nature of fluid syntax bringing along her readers. Jo Fuller has a regular readership and this is demonstrated by her regular spots on the Christian Today 'Most Popular' list.
Justin Monaghan - Plodding plus faith
Justin Monaghan has become one of the stalwarts of the young writer ministry with his focused articles on the arts, surfing, home groups and the nature of walking with the Lord through life situations. Justin, as a professional artist is highly creative.
Liana Monaghan - They say pressure makes diamonds
Liana Monaghan has highlighted many times in her remarkable articles the nature of struggle through circumstances that bring drama into our lives. Liana illustrates these by personal experience and through the Scriptures illustrating the reality around us.
Neville Hiatt - My best friend
Neville Hiatt is a writer who commands attention as he draws upon situations in which each one of us experience at some time and within our families, the work place or the social scene. His articles are powerful, strong and focused with wisdom.
Travis Barnes - Superman for hire
Travis Barnes was in education prior to Christian ministry. His agile and fluid use of the English demonstrates his excellence with language and the reader is taken into the heavenlies as the very essence of communication conveys the joy of the Lord.
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 45 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 45 years with 4 children and 6 grand children