All of us at CCM Magazine are extremely excited about the future of this publication. With a thirty-five year history of providing a connection to the music and message of your favorite artists, authors, and Christian leaders—it can sometimes be daunting and frankly quite stressful to even just think about the building upon its legacy.

I was recently loaned a copy of Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling devotional. In a recent and timely entry, she eloquently reminded me of Jesus’ presence:

“I am leading you, step by step, through your life… … Hold My hand in trusting dependence, letting Me guide you… Your future looks uncertain and feels flimsy—even precarious. That is how it should be.”

Initially, flimsy and precarious aren’t words that I would like to cling to when arriving to work every day. However, if they guide me into only trusting in Him for everything that I pour myself into, then that is what I want.

As managing editor it is my vision and responsibility to see CCM Magazine boldly moving into this era of digital/new media and 24/7 news cycles—not only to embrace the changes it brings, but to set the standard for delivering the absolute best in faith-based, positive, and uplifting entertainment.

In the coming weeks we will be reaching out to you in seeking the type of content you envision and desire from CCM. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us—invaluable are your continued prayers as we solely build upon Christ’s foundation: Psalm 32:8 (ESV) says “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.”

Thank you for reading, “Liking,” following, re-tweeting, and supporting CCM!


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About The Author

Kevin Sparkman
Managing Editor

After both on-stage and front-office experience in the Christian recording industry, (including co-founding Exit 3 Entertainment, Inc. and General Manager of hip-hop label Beatmart Recordings), Sparkman returned to Salem in 2014 from a Dir. of Communications position in the United Methodist Church. He became the Managing Editor of CCM Magazine in January 2015.

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