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.

The Adjustment Bureau

We went to the cinema to see The Adjustment Bureau with Matt Damon and Emily Blunt last night. Based on a Philip K Dick (Minority Report) short story, it was an ideal film for us as it is a love story but the context is a conceit that has an adjustment bureau working for the Chairman so that people's lives run "according to the plan". Most things happen by chance, it was said, but now and again the bureau have to make adjustments and that's where the bureau come in. So it's an examination of the classic subject of free will and determinism. Obviously as a Calvinist I know that the premise is utterly wrong and I'm not the only one who would have been disappointed with the cheesy and unrealistic but romantic ending. Anyway, worth checking out if you like this sort of thing. It's a 12A.
PS She doesn't wear that red dress at any point.

3 comments:

Clare said...
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Jonathan Hunt said...

try again... thanks for saving me a wasted bargain tuesday visit!

Gary Brady said...

Jonathan I'm sorry I put you off. It's not a bad film! (Nobody told us aboutTuesdays 'til we got there Monday night).