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.

Affinity Conference 01/02

Carl Trueman                                           Peter Naylor
So here we are once again in High Leigh Conference Centre for the Affinity Theological Conference. The numbers are smaller than last time and the subject, hopefully, less controversial (though no doubt prompted by the Enns and McGowan books that have caused such a stir). We followed the usual format of hearing a summary of the already received paper then discussing it first in small groups and then in plenary session. We began with Carl Trueman's historical paper which had the limited aim of demonstrating that the Princetonian view of Warfield et al was not a historical novelty, which he seemed to be able to do. We discussed modes of inspiration found in Scripture among other things. The second paper by Peter Naylor looked at literary genres and evangelical hermeneutics focusing on recent commentaries on Jonah, Daniel, etc, that argue against miracles on grounds of genre. Again useful discussion followed.
Ken Brownell chaired the first session and David Green the second. The group I am in was chaired by Colin Jones from Crawley. We had Carl Trueman in the group, 2 LTS students, one of the only women here and mostly ministers.
A good start.

1 comment:

Antony said...

Thanks for the summary. I was hoping to attend this one, but couldn’t due to prior commitments.