Jeff Pallansch

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…

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?