Jeff Pallansch

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…

The James Webb Telescope – Awestruck by the Glory of God

By Jeff Pallansch / July 18, 2022

NASA recently released its first images from the James Webb Telescope. They are astonishing, not only for their aesthetic beauty, but also in what they reveal to us about our…

Celebrating our Freedom this Fourth of July

By Jeff Pallansch / June 28, 2022

The Fourth of July is a time to pause and celebrate the freedom we enjoy every day as a nation. It looks back to July 4th, 1776, the day the…

National Day of Prayer 2022

By Jeff Pallansch / May 4, 2022

Even before America became an independent nation, it set aside special days of prayer. Its people knew that their future depended on the Lord’s gracious intervention. As Scripture says, it…

The Swoon Theory: Could Jesus Have Survived the Cross?

By Jeff Pallansch / March 22, 2022

While there is strong historical documentation that Jesus died by crucifixion, some still wonder if Jesus only appeared to die and all the sources got it wrong. What if Jesus merely fainted (or “swooned”) on the cross and the soldiers mistook Him as dead? What if Jesus then resuscitated in the tomb, escaped, and convinced His disciples that He had been resurrected from the dead?

The Historical Basis for Jesus’ Death by Crucifixion

By Jeff Pallansch / March 22, 2022

In recent years, doubt concerning the historicity of Jesus’ life and death has increased among the general populace. In 2015, the Barna Group and ComRes found that “four in 10 (40%) of all adults in England either don’t believe or aren’t sure, that Jesus was a real person who lived on earth. Among younger adults the percentage grew to 46%.

Wonderful Counselor

By Jeff Pallansch / November 30, 2021

Christmas is a season of awe. It’s a time when we celebrate God’s extravagant display of grace, humility, and wisdom that runs contrary to conventional thinking: the King of Kings…

Were the Days of Creation 24 Hours Long? Geocentrism: Lessons from a Hard Goodbye

By Jeff Pallansch / October 20, 2021

The timing of creation is not the first heated debate the church has worked through on a science-related topic. For three hundred years, the church wrestled over the location of the earth within our solar system. Although emerging scientific findings indicated the sun was at the center of our solar system and the earth rotated around it (heliocentrism), many fervently argued from the Bible that such findings were wrong.

Were the Days of Creation 24 Hours Long? The Clarity of Scripture

By Jeff Pallansch / September 21, 2021

Some have questioned: Isn’t the Bible is a simple book written for the average person to understand? Should considerations such as Hebrew syntax, literary forms, and the cultural context be necessary for one to properly understand Genesis 1-2? What about the clarity of Scripture? Doesn’t a technical analysis undermine this doctrine and imply the Bible is inaccessible to the masses?