The Press Service International young writer program in conjunction with Christian Today has each Week's editor or coordinator write a review of their week the week after publication.
This is published in the weekly young writer memo and on the young writers private closed Facebook page.
As this is a new venture recommended by the young writer brain's trust chair Sam Gillespie from Sydney and it has been functioning very well.
Cycle 5 review - Ashley Menelaws
This week saw an amazing jump in depth and revelation in each article of those in week 5. Each writer managed to tap into a topic that was near and dear to them personally, but at the same time contain revelation and valuable insights we can all apply to our own walks.
I was challenged personally by several of the articles and that served as a reminder as to why we all do this. We do this to be a voice to Christian and non Christians world wide, to discuss and share our opinions on pressing issues whilst providing a biblical perspective, to encourage other from our own personal victories or struggles and to be a light - a city set on a hill in the digital age.
Each writer poured something new into their article this week and each article contains a piece of wisdom and insight we could all use and take note of on our own personal journeys. I must not forget our IT young writer Zach Radloff who brings something new in IT each Cycle.
Photo - Zach Radloff the IT young writer from the Gold Coast
Kiwi young writers -
Cycle 4 represented a fresh engagement with New Zealand young people with 7 new Kiwi young writers.
These new faces in the Kiwi young writer team addressed issues concerning their lives and ministry.
We are currently chasing additional Kiwi young writers.
Photo - Ethan Miller a Kiwi young writer from Auckland
Week 1 - Cycle 5
Another great week by our international young writers al-be-it their articles took some days to get uploaded with the change-over of a new Christian Today editor.
I saw several themes in this week’s international young writers, the predominant one was the perennial issue of “waiting upon the Lord”.
How true is this for all of us and had you read all these pieces this week, you too might have given that thought some consideration.
I applaud Sharma, Rosie, Jason, Charis, Stacy-Anne, Kandima, Cindy, Josh, Aaron, Beckie, Christina and Ashley as they carefully crafted their pieces so as to warm the cockles of our hearts (a Churchill phrase).
Photo - Sunny Chang a Kiwi young writer from Auckland
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
Photo - Matthew Thornton a Kiwi young writer from Auckland
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