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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 postgraduate researcher at St. John's College at Durham University in the UK, where he is in the process of earning a doctorate in theology.  Glenn, his wife, Holly, their four children are enjoying life in the shadow of the mighty Rocky Mountains.

What Is Lent?

Rhythms anchor us and center us. A rhythm may move slowly at points, and more frenetically at others, but the cadence gives order to it. Breathing is a rhythm. Life happens in rhythm. But whose rhythms are we living in step with?

This Is Love by Paul Baloche - Song Devotional

When the Bible wants us to see love, it tells us a story. It tells us a story about a God who made the world out of His love and took pleasure in it; a God who called a people for Himself and made covenant with them out of His love.

Your Name by Paul Baloche - Song Devotional

One of the most awesome and powerful responsibilities of parents is the naming of their children. What a privilege! A child’s personality, gifts, talents, achievements, relationships and more will come to be bound up with his or her name. In fact, names become a sort of “shorthand” for all the things that make us who we are. So, who gets to name God?

Peace On Earth

And here’s where the good news gets even better: the one who God favors are the unlikeliest of all. God shows His favor to the lowly, to the outcast, to the marginalized, to the hungry, to the sick.

The Shape of Our Worship

Do we really need any more snarky blogs about smoke machines and skinny jeans, or sideways comments about ‘dead religion’ and ‘empty rituals’? Are you a bit tired of the so-called ‘worship wars’?

Leading for the Love of Jesus

What keeps you going each week?  Sundays, as my pastor is fond of repeating, come around with alarming regularity.  Preachers and worship leaders alike can find the rhythm monotonous. The temptation is either to ‘just push through’ and lead, or to...

A Special Survey for Worship Leaders

* take the survey3 * Hello, worship leaders! First of all, let me say how grateful I am for what you do each weekend. As someone who used to lead worship weekly and who now sits in the ‘lead pastor’ chair, I can appreciate...

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