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.

Playing Soldiers

My youngest son was 12 yesterday. His best (and cheapest) present was a bag of army men. He (and I) really enjoyed playing with them after tea. We shared them out and then had a battle using two dice and rules that we made up as we went on. He won. Great stuff. Later we played consequences and categories in the front room.


Guy Davies said...

Jonny and I used to have some epic games of toy soldiers when he was younger. We used to take it in turns to roll a ball at each other's divisions. He usually won.

David C Brown said...

I'm sure I had a few happy hour with soldiers like these. I used to use the bandsmen as ammunition.