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.

Listening again

I was listening again on Sunday to my father-in-law Geoff Thomas in Aberystwyth. It was good to hear him and meet old friends at AP.
In the morning he was in Luke and in the evening in Genesis. Luke 16:18 is about divorce, a sadly all too relevant subject and Geoff tackled it chiefly a la Jay Adams for the most part and was able to answer most of our questions but probably not all. He had the children learn Ecclesiastes 12:11. Genesis 45:16-46:34 is about Jacob learning that Joseph was alive and his going down to Egypt. The sermon covered many helpful themes.
In the afternoon it was great to be with the family and with Keith and Priscilla Underhill once again home from Kenya.

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