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.

GBA 2012 02 Albania

We had an excellent presentation on Albania from Scotsman Will Niven at 5 pm. After giving a history of gospel work in Albania he spoke of
Weaknesses:
1. Unbiblical evangelism
2. Biblical illiteracy
3. Problems in leadership
4. The missionary enterprise (until 97 more missionaries per head than anywhere else)
5. Spiritual gullibility
Strengths:
1. A new openness to the gospel. People are searching for something worth having.
2. Openness in the media
3. A rising generation of men seeking to serve and sympathetic to the Reformed faith
Challenges:
1. Raising up godly leaders
2. Lack of older age group
His great desire is that the work should not be a one generation thing
More here
The 37 minute message is here.

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