Jarred Pienaar

Press Service International

 Jarred is an HPE and Mathematics teacher on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, he is married to Haley and has three beautiful children Chelsea, Nathan and Ryan.  

  • Sin isn’t so bad?

    One of the greatest revelations for me was the moment I realised what I was saved from when I became a Christian, but it wasn’t until much later in my walk when I realised the impact of sin on creation and my own life.

  • The problem with space cows

    A number of years ago a mate and I were out and about doing some mountain biking and we were discussing the recent event of NASA landing the Mars rover on Mars. The conversation turned to the topic of other life out there and extra-terrestrials and I asked him the question. “How would it affect your faith if NASA found life on Mars?”

  • Worth the fight

    I have just come back from Year 9 camp. This year was a little harder than most, I was certainly feeling my age while doing our 3-day hike and it was clear to me that I was no longer one of the fast hikers.

  • The Image of God

    Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness. So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them”

  • The Push up Challenge

    Four years I have been a parent. 12 Years I have been a teacher. Gone are the fancy-free days of my youth. The fast metabolism that never ended. The natural fitness and athleticism that my body possessed.

  • The unknown sacrifice

    This past Easter I have been more reflective on the death and resurrection of Jesus. I have personally read more articles on the defence of the resurrection more than any other year.

  • The toilet paper apocalypse

    I have just woken up, there is this smell in the air, in the distance I can hear people yelling. Is that someone screaming? I stumble from my bed groggy from the night before, I hear a loud bang! An explosion? But where?

  • What it means to be a teacher

    I have just finished 6 glorious weeks of holidays and now I am back at work. I can still feel the apprehension in my stomach as the days ticked down to the new school year starting.

  • Breaking the chains of abortion

    A topic that polarises and creates heated debate, is it a women’s health issue? Or is it protecting those who do not have a voice? Abortion has been one of those topics which has been on the minds and lips of literally millions of people over the past 12 months. Qld and NSW parliaments debated and voted for the decriminalisation of abortion under the powerful protests of pro-life and pro- choice advocates.

  • The strength of the broken

    I have this beautiful friend who posts the most encouraging and inspirational things on Facebook. One of these posts caught my eye back in September.