May we keep our icons,
They asked from the Rhine?
“Ja,” said Herr Luther,
But Zwingli said, “Nein!”

And so on our steeples,
All covered with moss,
We now have a Rooster,
Instead of a cross.

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Wayne C. Johnson is the editor of Leben Magazine. He is a founding member of the Board of Governors of City Seminary of Sacramento. He is president of The Wayne Johnson Agency, a public affairs firm, as well as CEO of Gateway Media, a digital advertising agency. He graduated with a degree in European History from Purdue University.