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.

Wandering sheep

A recent news report says that villagers in East Sussex have been left scratching their heads after the bizarre discovery of 56 sheep wandering around their country lanes.
Locals in the village of Chiddingly, near Lewes, are caring for the flock in their back gardens while neighbourhood police search for the owner.
The sheep were reported to the police after being found on April 13 but as yet no one has come forward to collect them.
I wonder if there's a bit of a parable lurking here. More here.

1 comment:

Jonathan Hunt said...

As I might have told you, my former church's land and buildings was in large part funded by a mysterious flock of sheep that appeared overnight in a Deacon's farmyard. Nobody claimed them, so they were sold for church funds.