C.A.R.D. - Christian Article Registry Depository – has received numerous additional writer's name from 'One Day in Melbourne – Evangelicals Online' held in April.
Moreover it is now working in reverse so that those checking out the Press Service International (PSI) site can connect to each young writer as if a data base search engine.
It's a creation of Gold Coast's Josh Hinds and his IT company "Spiders Touch" explained the idea behind C.A.R.D. is that editors who are looking for someone to write on a particular subject have a 'select' and 'ready' list to choose from.
Under C.A.R.D. they have a wide selection of Christian writers to choose from at their fingertips. Search engines can only help so much. The person wanting information (on the one hand) or the editor chasing a writer with a particular pedigree (on the other) has to jump from one link to another (it seems to go on forever) tracking it down.
How C.A.R.D. is beneficial
This website invites Christian authors and writers to enter their specific details onto C.A.R.D. with their name, profile and article details.
Once this is done, then anyone wanting to access work by that author, or on that topic, only needs to make one click and they have access to the plethora of information on that person and their professional works. This applies to all those who have submitted their details to C.A.R.D.
Josh Hinds explains that the C.A.R.D. site is interactive, and it provides easy access by both "surname" and "genre" (or "topic"). The instructions are extremely easy to follow.
Some Christian media names on C.A.R.D.
Ramon Williams has a mammoth Christian media distribution Christian ministry which has served the Australian and International Christian media for well over 50 years. The Australasian Religious Press Association honoured Ramon in 2013 with a meritorious citation.
Bob Thomas is editor of New Life the Australian Christian Newspaper which was once delivered by post weekly for forty years. Now it is a fortnightly on-line publication serving Australia's evangelical community, particularly missions.
Dan Wooding is chief editor of Assist News Service which he founded in 1984. He was UK Fleet Street journalist of huge reputation and decided there was a need to serve the persecuted church through media distribution. It is now the world's largest single Christian media distribution body.
Dr Mark Tronson is a 'daily' columnist for Christian Today (8 yrs ...). Promo: "Everyday situations in a Christian context". The Australian Cricket team Chaplain for 17 years, mentors young writers through Press Service International and respite facilities for missionaries. Philanthropist Mr Basil Sellers AM has been beside Mark for 30 years.
Sophia Sinclair is the Press Service International PSI editor, won the 2015 PSI NZ Basil Sellers Award, along with the 2014 and 2013 PSI Consistency Awards and served as editor of CMS NZ for several years.
Russell Modlin is the chairman of the Press Service International Young Writer Leadership Group from the Sunshine Coast who served for four years in central Australia in an indigenous high school. He won the 2015 PSI Basil Sellers Philosophy Award
Editors looking for someone to write on a particular subject can check out these six or any of the 80 Christian writers / authors currently listed on C.A.R.D. Likewise anyone seeking further material for a bible study or wanting a particular angle can check out these Christians writers / authors.
Reversing the C.A.R.D. link
The PSI (Press Service International) site now has a C.A.R.D. Link whereby anyone might type in the name of their favourite young writer and up will come that young writer's web presence and CV site.
This is a great addition to the PSI page and will help any enquirer looking on the site not quite knowing which country, state or city they might hail. The PSI site has the young writers listed in country, state and in New Zealand's case city. Previous young writers are found under "Previous".
Put your data on C.A.R.D.
Christian writers, experienced authors and/or editors – you can get your data onto C.A.R.D. – Email or phone Josh Hinds and his team (details below).
For information, Josh Hinds and his team can be contacted at:
61 (0) 404627299 or at email@example.com
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.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/mark-tronson.html