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.

Captain America

We had a family outing to the cinema yesterday. We went to see Captain America The First Avenger and enjoyed it. It's a fun film with a clearly defined hero and villain with a love story that does not dominate, some nice little one liners and a generally positive theme about how even those with weaknesses can make a difference. I was genuinely struck by the grenade scene. Knowing practically nothing about Captain America  I was a little apprehensive but with no reason. I've not seen most super hero films (Spider man, Iron man, etc) having been rather disappointed with wha happened to Batman a few years back.  More on the film here.

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