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.

Sahff o' th' rivuh

Our friends The Barns with their latest recruit
I  was south of the river twice over the weekend (got to be careful not to get the bends by staying too long). It really is quite different to north London. Not sure. A little poorer, a little more housing may be. I enjoy getting the new to London feeling that worte off years ago when I go down there.
First off I was in a car of church members who joined others in the newly refurbished Thornton Heath Evangelical Church where one of their younger members (Lucy) was marrying the son (Tom) of a former deacon here (the family moved to Sidcup 10 years ago). They met through the City University CU. It was a lovely day of seeing someone I've known all his life  both in the faith and marrying in the faith. It was also good to meet fellow ministers and others. Great day.
Then, as it turned out I was preaching in Grove Chapel, Camberwell on the Sunday. I went on my own on public transport and had a great day preaching and being entertained by a lovely family we know. Although there must have been over a hundred there it is a big (well kept) building. The church is without a pastor at present but they appear to be in good heart. I preached on Ezekiel 37 and Genesis 19.  More here.

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