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.

Aber Conference '12 Evening 1 Neville Rees

So EMW's Aber conference has swung into action with the first evening message. Veteran of the 50 plus conferences so far Neville Rees from Morriston spoke on the Gadarene demoniac from Mark 5. Taking the phrases in verse 15 (sitting at the feet, clothed, in is right mind) he spoke of total commitment, confession and Christ's compassion in a very warm and evangelistic way. Very straightforward, he spoke of various contemporary events, quoting the Times more than once and gave us several quotations from Billy Bray, Christmas Evans, Hendriksen, Lloyd-Jones and Don Carson. I liked one from DC "We never know who we are until Jesus saves us".

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