Our numbers a little low yesterday, especially in the evening (only about 12 or 13) as 8 young people are away at camps or on beach mission. One deacon is just back from beach mission. This week the subject in the morning was Satan, always a difficult subject but one we need to be informed about. We looked at the opening chapters of Job and seven New Testament texts. The evening text was 1 Peter 2:24, 25 and was again prompted by my thoughts on self-denial. We carried on with our Bible verse learning with Galatians 2:20, another great text. We had a lovely lunch and then sat in the garden of another deacon's home in the afternoon.
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.