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.

A day out




Since he was a kid Dylan has been a Liverpool fan and as a music fan he loves the Beatles. He gets embarrassed if people ask him if he's been there as they sometimes do (I've been to Liverpool several times) so when a trip to Alton Towers was mooted recently he and I decided on a road trip to Liverpool instead. So the other day, having dropped off the others at said theme park we headed west and arrived at Anfield around 11.30 am. We looked around the Anfield museum first (even saw the European Cup) then had a tour of the ground which was fascinating, especially seeing the actual (relatively spartan) dressing room and the pitch itself. The history of Liverpool seems to begin with Bill Shankly in 1959, though the club has been going from 1892. One of his great psychological tricks is that as you go on to the pitch you see the sign "This is Anfield".
We then got down to the Albert Dock for some lunch and a trip round the Beatles Story, a pretty well done museum. (I remember going to a Beatles museum years ago with Pastor Rob Harrod now of Christchurch when the Carey Conference was Liverpool based). We also went to a second exhibition featuring forgotten photos of the Beatles and stuff on John Lennon. We had a look at the Liver building and then rounded the day off with a trip to Penny Lane

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