Each year the Australian and New Zealand statisticians collate the four sets of points from the panellists who mark the young writers in the Press Service International – Christian Today program and from those points the Best Article of each young writer is determined.
At the awards evening each year the Best Article of each young writer is announced along with a short description by their respective Week Editors which is shown on the big screen and read out when the young writers comes to the front for their certificate.
2018 Best Articles – continued
Esther Koh - 3 myths of shouting
Esther’s writing covers a diverse range of topics—from raising children to thoughtful creativity. Esther is from Auckland and co-ordinates the three Kiwi young writers who distributes the daily Kiwi young writer article to New Zealand Christian media.
Richard Kwon - My struggle to glorify God at work
Richard is from Auckland who writes with much clarity and sensitivity. He writes about topics such as the role of Christian soldiers, trusting God in every situation and the issues of being a Christian in the work place.
Sunny Kang - I went godless for a year
Sunny is from Auckland whose skill and love for creative writing is evident in her comment pieces—these reflect on faith in a raw and authentic way and has included works celebrating the poetic genre.
Ethan Miller - The lessons never stop
Ethan is from Auckland where he ministers within a local church situation. He writes about leadership and integrity, social trends and social change, and living in a state of freedom as a follower of Jesus.
Jessica McPherson - How God turned my loneliness from a burden into a blessing
Jessica brings her theological understanding and insights into all her articles in order that the reader is left with clarity and purpose. Moreover, Jessica brings to her articles observation and direction in so far as the consumer has a clear comprehension of the subject.
Matthew Thornton - The comparison trap
Matthew in his writing encourages his readers to be more critical and discerning of everything we see, not taking anything we are fed by the media at face value. He looks at creative ways to solve problems and writes about a wide range of topics.
Manuele Taofilo - Remember the miracles in your life
Manuele refuses to allow disability to force his hand into submissive situations, rather he rejoices in God’s eyes and relying on the Spirit for inspiration in his studies, writing and personal development.
Emma McGeorge - What doesn’t kill you … doesn’t kill you
Emma is not afraid to tackle hard issues and things that people may want to avoid addressing. Her personal testimony is powerful such as handling PTSD after 10 years in mission, and Emma writes from a broad range of experience and interests. .
Jason Lalone - A look on productivity – why am I always tired
As a communicator in missionary and church organisation over many years, Jason has a heart that looks outward towards missions and ministry. His writing encourages us to look wider for ministry opportunities.
Josh Robbie - Duelling trolls - how to be serpents and doves
Josh does not pull punches in describing his love for God and his passion for relationships and the condition associated with world affairs. He tackles big themes that bring ardent responses. He engages in the prophetic announcement.
Kandima Awendila - Life Overhaul
Kandima originally from Mozambique has been a young writers since 2011 and is now an Australian panellist. Her writing regularly touches on issues associated with the challenges of a personal walk with the Lord and one to one evangelism.
Stacy-Ann Smith - Saving Face – The Church’s response to sexual abuse
Stacy-Ann is professional communicator and has been engaged in missions including overseas stints and focuses on God’s faithfulness as she negotiates each new season. She provides deep insights into the human condition from loneliness to heartache.
Josh Hinds - The Melbourne Storm and the tale of two legacies
Josh is one of our founding sport writers in 2010 – his speciality is international sport and the NRL. He is read by many NRL followers who provide illustrative comment to his score-line predications and colourful commentary.
Wesley Tronson - City wraps up title
Wes is a founding young writer 2009 - specialises - English Premier League. Wes spent 7 years in the UK in banking and soccer. 2006 in Prague played in the only UK team (Manchester Juniors) to win a European tournament. He returned home in 2011.
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 44 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 44 years with 4 children and 5 grand children