Red letter day in Childs Hill last Sunday as we baptised two young men in the evening. One has been coming along since he was eight years old, the other, from Portsmouth, is a student nearby at Middlesex University. Both were able to bring along friends and family. Both gave their testimony. Three kids from our Friday night club also came. So the congregations were slightly swollen both morning and evening. I preached on the Ethiopian eunuch in the evening and against false teachers in the morning. Baptisms have been rare in my time at Childs Hill. Perhaps about one a year on average.
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.