The Press Service International young writer program in conjunction with Christian Today sees numbers of new young people become part of the program each year.
So too 2019 and these first three months has seen another fresh contingent of young people become part of the young writer program.
Internationals 18-30 years
Crystelda Naidoo - South Africa
Rume Kpadamrophe - Nigeria
Francesca Tavares - West Indies
Tamika Smith - USA
Liliana Ferrao - Mozambique
Dat Nguyen - Vietnam
Kacy Garvey - West Indies
Jhonelle Grant - West Indies
Kimberley Morgan - West Indies
Australians 18-30 years
Rochelle Ross - Sunshine Coast
Hope Pratt - Sydney
Roden Meares - Melbourne
New Zealand 18-30 years
Barry Kirby - Wellington
Rebecca Howan - Wellington
Petro Swart - Christchurch
Blake Gardiner - Auckland
Diana Fowler - Adelaide
Travis Barnes - Melbourne
Neville Hiatt - Melbourne
Jennifer Javed Khan - Pakistan
Each year there are those who have moved on, young writers who have given several years of writing and these too are acknowledged.
Thomas Devenish (Hobart), Cheryl McGrath (Melbourne), Tom Anderson (Ipswich), Tim Robertson (Sydney), Christopher Archibald (Sydney), Leigh Clough (Gold Coast), Clarissa Yates (Perth), Zach Radloff (Gold Coast), Meenal Sim (Sydney), Steve Cole (Grafton), Liam Denny (Sydney), Mel Cleary (Wellington NZ).
Daniel Jang a former NZ Basil Sellers Young Writer Award winner and now a senior writer sent an Email to me in January identifying the nature of the young writer ministry has a cyclical aspect with young people coming and going.
Yes, we have found this over our 10 years of this young writer ministry. The cyclical nature of this demonstrates how young people engage and experience various aspects of Christian ministry. We are a part of this phenomena.
In my view reading the science historically, so too is climate change is cyclical.
As 97.5% is natural (undisputed) and 2.5% contributed by human engagement, and Australia an infinitesimal part of that 2.5% and with the high cost of renewables, I am now even more convinced that the climate change industry will fight tooth and nail for the massive $ it acquires. A very helpful explanation is from Professor Ian Plimer
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