Jeff Pallansch

Holy Week: The Chiastic Parallels within Zechariah 9

By Jeff Pallansch / March 14, 2024

Zechariah 9 unfolds around a chiastic structure that showcases a striking interplay of judgment and salvation, war and peace, desolation and flourishing — themes that twist and turn upon the…

Parallels between Zechariah 2:8-12 and 9:9

By Jeff Pallansch / March 14, 2024

Zechariah ties 2:8-12 to chapter 9 (especially verses 2:10 and 9:9) through several unique parallels that signal we are to read these texts in light of each. This is significant,…

The “He-Me” Pattern in Zechariah 2:8-12 and Zechariah 9

By Jeff Pallansch / March 14, 2024

Zechariah 2:8-12 and Zechariah 9 are both carefully constructed around a matching literary pattern. The pattern takes its shape around God alternating between speaking of Himself in the first and…

Holy Week — The Triumphal Entry: Jesus’ Deity Displayed on a Donkey

By Jeff Pallansch / March 14, 2024

Imagine yourself amidst the bustling crowd that day, the air thick with anticipation and the earth beneath your feet trembling with the collective excitement of those gathered. The dusty streets…

THANKSGIVING AS GOD-CENTEREDNESS: How Paul’s use of the term differs from ours today

By Jeff Pallansch / November 21, 2023

The concept of thanksgiving is mentioned 62 times within the New Testament, and intriguingly, over three-quarters of these mentions occur within Paul’s letters. Paul stands out as the only New…

Should Christians Support the Modern State of Israel?

By Jeff Pallansch / October 11, 2023

This article explores the question of whether Christians should support the modern state of Israel in light of recent events, particularly a surprise attack by Hamas resulting in fatalities and hostages. The author acknowledges that supporting Israel does not mean endorsing every action or policy, but rather affirming their belief that the land of Israel has been promised to them by God. The article goes on to provide biblical and practical reasons for supporting Israel, and suggests that Christians have a specific call to support Israel as part of their role as the church.

Celebrating Father’s Day in the Book of Proverbs

By Jeff Pallansch / June 13, 2023

Father’s Day is a special day to honor and celebrate the fathers in our lives for their love, support, and guidance. It is a time to appreciate the sacrifices they…

The Gospel of Luke: Encountering Jesus This Easter

By Jeff Pallansch / March 10, 2023

One of the things I love about the Gospel of Luke is how he presents Jesus in such a personal way.  He includes a number of details and stories not…

Coming Home Because of Christmas:
How the Exodus Prefigured in Abraham Points to Our Redemption in Christ

By Jeff Pallansch / November 29, 2022

I will never forget that snowy December evening as I sat by myself in an empty hotel restaurant. It was two days before Christmas and my flight from Canada back…

An Introduction to Typology

By Jeff Pallansch / November 29, 2022

When Jesus came into this world, He entered a scene that was thousands of years in the making. It was His making – intentionally crafted to reveal who He was…