Glenn Packiam gives us a peek into how he prepares sermons in the shadow of Pikes Peak. Hear him explain how he tries each week to find something that moves people in order to shine the light of the Gospel on it, what effect growing up Singapore and Malaysia has on his sermons, and why the Denver Broncos are going to win it all this season. (Okay, I may have embellished that last bit.)
Resources and links mentioned:
New Life Downtown
Preaching Christ in a Postmodern World
Glenn Packiam is the lead pastor of new life DOWNTOWN, a parish of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he also serves on the Executive Team.
He is the author of Discover the Mystery of Faith (David C. Cook, 2013), LUCKY: How the Kingdom Comes to Unlikely People (Cook, 2011), Secondhand Jesus: Trading Rumors of God for a Firsthand Faith (Cook, 2009), and Butterfly in Brazil: How Your Life Can Make a World of Difference (Tyndale, 2007).
Glenn was also one of the founding leaders and songwriters for the Desperation Band and has been featured on several Desperation Band and NewLifeWorship recordings. As a signed writer with Integrity Music, he has had the honor of writing and co-writing several well-loved worship songs, like “Your Name” and “My Savior Lives.” Glenn recently released an iTunes LP called, “The Mystery of Faith,” in addition to the EP, The Kingdom Comes (2011), and a full-length album, Rumors and Revelations (2009), all with Integrity Music.
Glenn holds a BA in Theological/Historical Studies, a Masters in Management, and, after doing two years of graduate work at Fuller Theological Seminary, is now a Doctoral student at St. John’s College at Durham University in the UK.
Glenn, his wife, Holly, their four children are enjoying life in the shadow of the mighty Rocky Mountains.
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