Barry Newton was the first Forthright Magazine columnist, perhaps even before Forthright took its name. Back in the 90s, I was bopping out some articles and putting them, in html!, on the Internet. I invited Barry to write once a week and let me share them on the same site. That was the beginning of it all.

So we can now say Barry is spanning parts of three decades (we’re counting 2010 as a new decade) in his writing with Forthright.

It gives me special pleasure, then, when I see yet another article from Barry’s mind and heart.

Today, Barry reminds us to walk in the light of Christ, in “Ain’t No Sunshine,” for when the dark days come.