Red and Yellow, Black and White

Red and Yellow, Black and White—Write Right

I still remember the words from a children’s song learned many, many years ago.

Jesus loves the little children,

All the children of the world.

Red and yellow, black and white,

They are precious in his sight.

Jesus loves the little children

Of the world.

I remember teaching the song, too, as a fifteen-year-old corralling a group of ten to twelve preschoolers. Perhaps simplistic words, but they contain truth. Jesus loves all the children, all the people, of the world. He loves them, regardless of skin tone or what they have or have not done. He loves them, and he wants me to love them, too.

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Sustainable Art

Sustainable Art—Write Right“There are different questions that an aspiring artist can ask.

“One question is, ‘What must I do to be famous?’

“This question will open up a writer to all manner of destructive forces both within and without. We’ve all seen it play out.

“A different question, and one asked much less often is, ‘What must I do to make this sustainable?’

“Songwriting, painting, acting, writing—these are all crafts that one can practice over the course of a lifetime. You can get better — grow — for a long, long time.”

— Linford Detweiler, Over the Rhine

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Why Art Matters for the Church

Why Art Matters for the Church — Write Right

Art often proves a subject difficult to pin down—the butterfly refusing to be caught in a net or pinned to the board. It flutters about the room, bumping against lamps and windows. Its would-be captors stare at it and query, “What is it?”Continue Reading