Mark Tronson

Press Service International

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. Dr Mark Tronson’s Press Service International in 2019 was awarded the Australasian Religious Press Association’s premier award, The Gutenberg. In September 2020 Summer Moore presented her commission portrait of Dr Mark Tronson holding the Gutenberg plaque. The above photo is the upper part from this portrait.

Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at: http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/mark-tronson.html

  • No-go areas for the clergy

    There are no-go areas for journalists when interviewing a celebrity and this raised my antenna as to what might be some of the no-go areas when interviewing ministers and missionaries and / or in mutual conversation.

  • Penalty Rates – what of Ministers

    This affects all church goers. There are quite a few of us, in the millions in Australia alone. In some places, Church building are being sold due to a lack of parishioners.

  • Summer of 3 mission respite facilities

    The Whitsundays Laguna Quays Respite coordinated by Well-Being Australia for missions is celebrating at the end of 2020 as one of ‘three facilities’.

  • Climate Change and Religion

    The arguments have been out there for years now  -  I am doubtful now whether I could even explain what Climate Change is  -  as my feeble attempt would have both sides of the fence down on me like a ton of bricks. 

  • International young writers 

    In 2021 the International young writers who have been standing alone in operations for the past three years finally become independent from Press Service International.

  • Getting rid of stuff

    Looking for something different, I looked into my archives and found this, an article from News.com revealing a story of a couple who realised they had way too much stuff. They had spent over the top on clothes, had a reality check, got rid of it all except the bare essentials and went walking.

  • Kiwi young writers 2021 

    In 2021 the Kiwi young writers who have been standing alone in operations for the past three years finally become independent from Press Service International.

  • Israel Tourism

    Every year I write an article on tourism to the Holy Land and this year is of particular interest with so much drama in Israel along with Covid 19 restrictions.

  • Australian young writers planning for 2021

    In 2021 the Australian young writers who have been standing alone in operations for the past two years with Press Service International will not have the Kiwi and international young writers beside them.

  • 2021 young writer year commences 18 January

    Monday 18 January 2021 is the start date the for young writer program in the new year. These are published in Christian Today.