Capitol CMG/Sparrow Records artists Hillsong UNITED are featured on the cover of the June 15, 2017 edition of CCM Magazine. Managing Editor Kevin Sparkman got the chance to sit down with lead fronting members Joel Houston and Taya Smith as they release their surprise LP Wonder (buy).
Houston responds to questions about the simplicity heard in Wonder‘s themes, “I’ve got a 3-and-a-half year-old son, and every time I’m with him I observe the way he looks at the world. I’ll be sitting there, with cable news floating around in the background, and he’s just having the time of his life playing with Batman. You know? And I’m like, “When did we lose the wonder?” We get so swept up in all this “stuff,” not to say it’s not important, [some of it] is absolutely important. It’s just that we often like to try and box our ideas into a polarized world-view, where we’re too concerned with how it affects our here-and-now, and that doesn’t help or change anything. [That causes us] to miss the beauty of Jesus’ message and what He’s saying and doing, and what hope we have in living [by His example]… | READ full story at CCMmagazine.com
The June 15, 2017 edition also features Sandi Patty‘s farewell CCM Magazine interview. Also, read a introductory Q&A with Bethel Music‘s Josh Baldwin. New music reviews feature Kevin Max‘s Serve Somebody, The City Harmonic‘s Benediction Live, Natasha Owens‘ We Will Rise, Bryan Popin‘s I Got Out and much more! Read the entire issue for FREE by clicking the image below: