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.

Short Poem 28


The short poems series has been on the back burner over the summer and may not be revived but this epitomising poem by Steve Turner simply has to be included.

Short Poem

Short poems
are fun.
You can see at a glance
whether you
like them
or not.

5 comments:

Gary Benfold said...

I'm at a loss to know why and how this is a poem; it's two sentences split into short lines. If I do that with this contribution, does it become a poem?

Gary Benfold said...

I'm at a loss to know
why and how
this is a poem;
it's two sentences
split
into short lines.
If
I do that
with this
contribution,
does it become a poem?

Gary Brady said...

It seems to be - to me
Though others may say - no way

Phil said...

Benfold, you're not a great poet,
and aren't we aware of that fact!

Perhaps, if you'd wrote ...

I'm at a loss
to know
why
and how
this is
a poem

... we might have felt different, look you, isn't it?

Brady, how about reading some poetry for us?

Phil the Bad [pronounced "Fill The Bard" in South Wales]

Alan Davey said...

Oh YES !

Exiled did a 3 minute video.

You could read to us Gary !

What about the Wreck of the Hesperus or the Charge of the Light Brigade
or the Rime of the Ancient Mariner ?