Some new exciting things are happening in 2021 two of which are the development of the Kiwi young writers and the international young writers into separate young writer ministries from Press Service International.
There is now a clear recognition that the founder of the young writer ministry - Dr Mark Tronson - who turns 69 in 6 days requires some cooperative heavy lifting by the Kiwis and internationals.
The Kiwis became part of the Australian young writers in 2012 whereas there was an internationals week by 2013.
Now, in 2021 both these groups will become separate. They will have each been ‘Standing Alone’ for three years which means they have been functioning alone in their operations.
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Nothing of this changes.
There are two things where all three young writer ministries have voluntarily come together
The first relates to the daily list of article ‘Titles’ sent to Christian Today for publishing – this involves all three groups.
The second relates to the annual awards - panellists, connect people, statisticians - and presentations.
Both the Kiwis and Internationals have established ‘archive’ sites for their respective young writers.
The Kiwi young writers
The International young writers - being created.
The young writer hyperlinks are the Christian Today CV sites. On everyone’s articles their by-line is hyperlinked to these CV sites.
The daily PSI with the published articles each day are now listed on the Nic Lee PSI site
The original PSI site now hosts a young writer daily news item
Christian Today young writer CV sites are available by pressing the young writer’s by line
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