The 2021 ARPA premier award presented by President Sophia Sinclair on Saturday went to “Citation” - Zadok Perspectives and Papers - the flagship publication of Ethos: EA Centre for Christianity & Society.
Now a coffee-table type magazine, Zadok Perspectives and Papers had humble beginnings as a newsletter and Study Papers for members and subscribers as part of the Zadok Institute for Christianity and Society.
Named after Zadok the Priest who anointed the Kings of Israel, Zadok Perspectives and Papers is about the public life of God’s scattered people—on Monday not Sunday—in their personal, professional, and public lives.
These spheres are linked by a theology of engagement with everyday life seasoning secular society.
Gordon Preece (Commissioning Editor for 20 years and Ethos Director) and Armen Gakavian (Coordinating Editor and Associate Director) lead a range of contributors from all walks of life in producing the quarterly publication.
Zadok Perspectives and Papers exemplifies religious journalism that is unafraid to engage deeply with current issues preoccupying the public sphere: the COVID 19 pandemic, Religions and Human Rights, Surveillance Capitalism, and more.
Quarterly delivery allows for thoughtful engagement with ideas and trends by grounding them in perennial themes.
Social Media and the monthly Engage Mail email provide ongoing connection with subscribers in the time between issues.
With the aim of ‘helping Christians disagree amicably in preparation for engaging the pluralism of the wider world’ Zadok Perspectives is a prescient publication for our society.
Gutenberg was a great technological contributor to the Reformation through his printing presses, multiplying Luther’s liberating and prolific pen. Today, Zadok Perspectives and Papers continues that tradition, so that the voices of the priesthood of all believers might echo through the everyday and eternity.
It is therefore my great pleasure to award the Gutenberg Award for 2021 to
Zadok Perspectives and Papers
Dr Mark Tronson - a 4 min video
Chairman – Well-Being Australia
Baptist Minister 45 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 45 years with 4 children and 6 grand children