Last week was so busy there was no time to write up. We kicked off with a Westminster Fellowship down at the chapel. There's not normally one in July these days but things have been a little different this year so there was an opportunity to hear Gordon Cooke from New Inn, near Pontypool, on Jeremiah Burroughs. It was chiefly a summary of Burroughs' book Gospel Worship with some additional material from his Gospel Fear, followed by discussion. We're quite a conservative lot so we were mainly in agreement with Burroughs but it was a worthwhile time. I notice that a new biography on Burroughs is now out. See here.
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.