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.

Apparent success or the truth?

The other main obituary in The Times today was on a man called Barrie Irving who was instrumental in the setting up of the CPS in 1985. At one point it says of studies he did into police interviewing techniques. 
Irving's main finding was that police interrogations at that time were concerened more with obtaining a confession than with obtaining the truth.
One can see the problem and the distinction. Could it be said of preachers that they are concerned more with obtaining a profession of faith than with convincing people of the truth?

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