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.

Library Lecture on Matthew Henry

It was good to be at the Evangelical Library on Monday to hear Jeremy Walker sin the lunch hour on Matthew Henry, who was born 350 years ago this year.
Jeremy helpfully outlined what little there is to say about the great Matthew Henry and then gave us a brief tour of his preaching, his famous commentary and the other works for which he is rightly remembered today. There was then a brief time for questions.
This was the second of our lunch time lectures this quarter and it was particularly gratifying to see such a good attendance with more than 20 present. Perhaps the choice of a half term Monday was a help.
A recording of the excellent talk was made and that is available through the Library. We also hope to put the lecture in print quite soon.
Do come along to our next lecture at the usual time of 1 pm on November 26 when the speaker will be Dr Robert Strivens of LTS, looking at the subject of ministerial academies.

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