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.

Stuart Burgess


It was my privilege to be at the Westminster Fellowship last Monday and to hear Stuart Burgess. Dr Burgess is Professor of Design in nature at Bristol University and a leading light in the intelligent design movement. He is the author of three books on the subject and a number of DVD presentations. (See here and here and here). His classical argument is that from the knee joint in man. See the article here.

On this occasion he spoke less about the argument and more about the movement but that was interesting and useful in itself. He was particularly concerned about how to go about responding to the various attacks that have come his way. What a battle is going on.

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