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 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

  • Lamach and Jabal  - Genesis account

    All this week we’re looking at the early part of Genesis. The book of Genesis, following on from Adam and Eve taking into account the second half Genesis 4, verses 16-24, through to Chapter 5.

  • Cain  -  Genesis account

    All this week we’re looking at the early part of Genesis. The book of Genesis, following on from Adam and Eve taking into account the second half Genesis 4, verses 16-24, through to Chapter 5.

  • Methuselah  -  Genesis Account  

    All this week we’re looking at early part of the the book of Genesis, following on from Adam and Eve taking into account the second half Genesis chapter 4,verses 16-24, through to Chapter 5.

  • Naamah, Enos and Enoch  -  Genesis accounts

    This week we’re looking at the book of Genesis, following on from Adam and Eve  -  taking into account the second half Genesis 4 verses 16-24, through to Chapter 5.

  • Sport and Science -  illustration ‘cricket’  

    Talk to any one who has played cricket seriously and they will tell you many a story how the strangest things have occurred with the cricket ball.

  • Wedding of the Year - 1935  

    My archive has many articles my mother kept. I came across a newspaper photograph in our archive of the wedding of Nazi Germany's Hermann Göring to Emmy Sonnermann which took place on 10 April 1935, which is only 20 days and 86 years ago.

  • Thinking Churchill 

    Yes, I continue to write about Churchill. Winston Churchill was a larger than life public figure when I was growing up during the 1950s.  Although he was the wartime Prime Minister of Great Britain, his legends and his pronouncements were well-publicised in the Anglophile Australia of that time. 

  • Train drivers’ conversations – Footplate Padre

    A question asked by many - what does a driver and fireman discuss when they are on the footplate? (The locomotive).  A driver and fireman (the crew) spend numerous hours together. The camaraderie of the footplate is a very special part of working a locomotive.

  •  Back in the news  -  'New Deal' – US or Aust

    Yes, it’s back in the news, and history reveals much and this is one such story - FDR's 1933-37 US 'New Deal' is a certainty in any history course (President Biden now) – and one wonders about an Australian ‘new deal’.

  • New ideas with a fresh generation

    Each fresh generation reassess their own situations and this appears to be one of them. A degree is not being seen as the be-all and end-all as their grand parents did.