One does not have to be a scientist to see

How we as churches have greatly changed

Since we were cast out, three decades ago and more, by a church going wayward,

There was a time when our leaders talked

And wrote against the hymn convincingly;

When they criticized others for elevating man

By naming buildings for late benefactors.

Today we are being led to the hymn

And little memorials all our own.

What must we say? Does truth change?

Or does it stand immutable as our God.

—D.H. Kuiper, Loveland, Colorado