Bonhoeffer uses a similar phrase 'worldly Christianity'. It's J Gresham Machen that I want to line up most closely with. See his Christianity and culture here. Having done commentaries on Proverbs (Heavenly Wisdom) and Song of Songs (Heavenly Love), a matching title for Ecclesiastes would be Heavenly Worldliness. For my stance on worldliness, see 3 posts here.

Holidays

The holidays are pretty much under way for us by now. Today (a day of glorious sunshine) it was a three way split. The middle boys are away at the CCIW camp with their cousin and other church children in Tywyn, West Wales. See more here.


Eleri and the two youngest headed off to Legoland in Windsor, where they had a fine time, although the Viking thing is not finished yet. More on Legoland here.


As for Rhodri and I, we headed down to St Paul's and then across the millennium bridge to Shakespeare's Globe. (See here). We listened to an interesting and informative guide talking about how it was in the days of the bard and then had a look around at the small exhibition there. We must go and see something some time. Groundlings can get in for a fiver. (One tiny quibble, they often speak about the way the Puritans got rid of drama but downplay the fact they were against bull baiting, etc, too. I'm sure the Puritans could be presented in a way more palatable to people today with a little sympathy).
After a pizza lunch we headed back over the river stopping off at Cheapo Cheapo Records in Soho where we picked up a few bargains (Feeder, Elvis C, Moby, Ocean Colour Scene and Tommy Emmanuel CDs) see here before catching a Number 13 home.

3 comments:

Gary Benfold said...

You got some ELVIS.....! At last, some sign of musical taste.

Gary Brady said...

I'm sure you saw that it was ELvis C (not my cup of tea - my son's choice). Be assured though that Elvis P has his place in our 'Pantheon'.

pembrokeshire holiday said...

I love holidays. I'm actually planning for a wales holiday. Hope it would be fun!