Greengrass, recycling, and God: From here to there and back again: Humanity's journey from Eden to the Noosphere: Always seeking excellence, always finding (almost) the same.


God, You Spin the Whirling Planets
Austrian Hymn

Jane Parker Huber, 19978
2 Corinthians 5:17 - 19
FranzJoseph Haydn, 1797


God, You spin the whirling planets, Fill the seas and spread the plain,
Mold the mountains, fashion blossoms, Call forth sunshine, wind, and rain.
We, created in Your image, Would a true reflection be
Of Your justice, grace, and mercy And the truth that makes us free.

You have called us to be faithful In our life and ministry.
We respond in grateful worship Joined in one community.
When we blur Your gracious image, Focus us and make us whole.
Healed and strengthened as Your people, We move onward toward Your goal.

God, Your word is still creating, Calling us to life made new.
Now reveal to us fresh vistas Where there's work to dare and do.
Keep us clear of all distortion. Polish us with loving care.
Thus, new creatures in Your image, We'll proclaim Christ everywhere.

This Paper was first presented as a multimedia PowerPoint presentation at Bethel College on September 19, 2000 as part of a series of Faculty Excellence Award Presentions for the 2000 - 2001 Academic year.

2000 Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence

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Dr. Bob Kistler
Bethel College
St. Paul, MN

March 20, 2001