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.

Rules of life

I was in W H Smith's in Euston the other day and they had the best selling books set out in order. I was amused to see that in the top three were the biographies of Blair and Mandelson with Mandelson appropriately in slot three with the title The Third Man. And what was number one? I hear you ask. It was The Rules of Life by Richard Templar. So here is a society that has decided to abandon the Bible and God's rules but can it live with itself? No it has to go shelling out money on "A Personal Code for Living a Better, Happier, More Successful Kind of Life" by some nobody. I saw Satan laughing with delight.

2 comments:

Jonathan Hunt said...

You saw Satan? Was he standing by the soft drinks or the magazine rack?

Gary Brady said...

You know it's a quote. (Between the drinks and magazines if you insist)