Podcasts

Episode 133: The Challenge of Unity (5/16/2022) - In this episode we take you to a conversation New Life Midtown’s Jayde Duncan and New Life Friday Night’s Jordan Victoria Lewis recently had with our ministry staff on the challenge of cultivating unity in the church in a culture that is very often divided over issues of race. (This conversation is based in part on a chapter in Glenn Packiam’s new book The Resilient Pastor. Order here.) Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay connected with us throughout the week! Unity is important because God is essentially unity… our concept Read More
Episode 132: The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb? – An Interview with Kyle Strobel (3/28/2022) - In this episode we sit down with Dr. Kyle Strobel to talk about the nature of power via his book (co-authored with Jamin Goggin), The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb? Grab it here. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay connected with us throughout the week! There’s a power system assumed by the world, the flesh, and the devil, and you see it when Jesus rebukes Peter: he’s set his mind on the things of man… Another way to talk about the way of Read More
Episode 131: “Where the Light Fell” with Philip Yancey (3/22/2022) - In this episode we sit down with one of the most prolific authors of the last hundred years, Philip Yancey, to talk with him about his new memoir Where the Light Fell. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay connected with us throughout the week! I knew that the version of Christianity I had been given—racist, angry, legalistic—couldn’t be right, and yet I also knew there was something worth salvaging… I’ll often tell people that I grew up thinking that God was a scowling super-cop in the sky… it Read More
Episode 130: The Art of Healthy Conflict (3/8/2022) - In this episode, we share six rules for the art of having healthy conflict. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay connected with us throughout the week! I wish leadership was just sitting around reading your Bible, praying for a few people, and going home… but the reality is that we live in a fallen world, and in a fallen world there will be conflict…  Leadership is managing the differences of opinion among our people… people feel and think differently and when they come together in an organization, there Read More
Episode 129: Good Study Habits (2/28/2022) - In this episode Glenn and Andrew sit down with Dr. Michelle Anthony to talk about the why, what, and how of developing good study habits. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay connected with us throughout the week! I was fortunate to have lifelong learners around me growing up… my parents were voracious readers and learners, and a lot of my mentors were like that as well… I grew up loving that learning process… At some point in ministry, I realized that my output would always be a lesser Read More
Episode 128: Attracting Strong and Capable Leaders Pt. 2 (2/22/2022) - In this episode we pick up the conversation on attracting strong and capable leaders by talking about just what we mean by “strong and capable”. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay connected with us throughout the week! Regardless of if you’re pastoring a small rural church or a large urban church, we all need the same kinds of leaders…  The first thing is, I am looking for leaders who will help me expand the vision… the senior pastor shouldn’t be the sole vision-carrier for the church… I want Read More
Episode 127: Attracting Strong and Capable Leaders Pt. 1 (2/13/2022) - In this episode we sit down to talk about the kind of environment that allows leaders to flourish. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay connected with us throughout the week! These principles apply not only to the church but also to the corporate world… We often want strong leaders but we want to do the work required… money and resources are not enough… it can take years to cultivate the right conditions to attract capable leaders… It is God’s will for churches to have strong leaders… if your Read More
Episode 126: All Things Beautiful with Dr. Chris Green (12/6/2021) - In this episode we sit down with Dr. Chris Green to talk about how Jesus reveals himself to us through the arts. This conversation is an engagement with Chris’s book All Things Beautiful. Grab a copy here. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay connected with us throughout the week! My encounter with literature and the arts is what led to my becoming a theologian… I grew up in a Pentecostal church, but didn’t read the Bible with any artfulness… but after my encounter with the arts, the Bible Read More
Episode 125: An Interview with Lyle Wells – Empire vs. Kingdom Leadership (11/29/2021) - In this episode we sit down with the president of Integrus Leadership, Lyle Wells, to talk about “empire vs. kingdom” leadership and what it takes to remain resilient as leaders in a challenging environment. You can learn more about Integrus at www.integrus.org and by following @leadwithlyle and @integrusleadership. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay connected with us throughout the week! I think there’s a great exhaustion to come… people have been grinding for so long that at some point your body reacts… For many leaders, their voice changed during the Read More
Episode 124: Intentional Rhythms (11/22/2021) - In this episode Sarah Jackson sits down with Glenn and Holly Packiam to talk about having intentional rhythms as a family. (Watch for the book Glenn and Holly are writing on this subject—releases next year!) Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay connected with us throughout the week! Early on in our marriage, I would say yes to certain things, and then realize that our spring break or summer went out the window… we started wondering why we were making plans that way… We can have good ideas, but Read More