Photo - Josiah Gray of Brisbane
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.
Rebecca Moore - Week 2
Cycle 4 review
Hello Young Writers! Another fabulous week of articles. This week strong themes of endurance, serving and destinations shine from amongst our week 2 writers.
With thoughts on: trusting God in the small steps and the difficult places, enduring the hardships along the way, we can ask ourselves: do we only love God when things are going well; and are we living what we believe?
Are we living to serve ourselves or others? Can we make it through the hard-yards learning what needs to be learnt in order to arrive at the destination God has prepared for us?
It is astounding how God uses each of you to present the message in season. Well done team!
If you haven't already had a read, hop on our site and check out this weeks articles from Cartia Moore, Liana Monaghan, Haydn Lea, Thomas Devenish, Ben Kruzins, Michael Dahlenburg, Anna Waite, Joseph Kolapudi, Jesse Moore, Meenal Chandra, Sarah Urmston, Miranda Menelaws.
(formatting points to remember: add sub-titles and bio, align left and use 14pt Times New Roman font with single spacing—thank you! Most of you are great with this, just now and then the odd one will have been forgotten)
Elizabeth Josic Sunshine Coast
Cycle 4 - Week 3
The latest round of Week 3 articles continued the trend of our writers drawing on everyday experiences for inspiration and looking to God’s Word for answers.
As I read each article, I felt I knew the author a little better, as they worked through things God has been teaching them.
The reflective nature of the articles made each one feel both unique and relevant. At times, it almost felt like I was reading the entries of a journal. Not just writing for an audience, I felt that the purpose for many of our young writers was simply to process the things in their lives that God has been putting His finger on.
It was a privilege to read such personal and often clever musings. I feel the value of these articles is mutual for both author and reader.
To borrow the analogy in Peter Brookshaw’s article, when we take the time to reflect upon life’s experiences, they’re like grains of sand caught inside a shell. Surrounded by God’s Word and prayer, these grains become pearls.
Photo - Rachel Li Sydney
Week 4 - Australians
Relationship is the key theme among the Week 4 writers this time. Living the life has not just to do with going to heaven when we die, but all to do with waiting on God, listening to Him, knowing His voice, worshipping him, not making decisions without Him, learning to wait for God’s answers.
Do you want to change society? Start by loving your neighbor as you love yourself. Do you want to be a peacemaker? Stop judging on appearances and look for the fruit. Do you want to make a profit in your business? Be wise about your dealings. Are you feeling broken? God asks you “Do you want to be healed?”
Be aware of the lies we are prone to listen to and don’t fall into traps that take you away from God. Learn baby sign language – you will learn better how to communicate with everyone else! Don’t dilute the Gospel with traditions and your favourite ideas.
Our relationships with God and each other are where the rubber hits the road and our Week 4 writers delve into this mystery very well.
Photo - Jesse Moore Sunshine Coast
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
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