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.

Courtauld Gallery

Last Tuesday I was at the Courtauld Gallery in Somerset House, another gem tucked away in London's teeming streets. It was another trip with the History of Art Class I've been with this year at the King's Cross Working Men's College. It's normally £6 to get in at the Courtauld but worth it. The current exhibition is Picasso 1901. It's good to see paintings all from one (crucial) year. The paintings are hung in two different rooms and there is certainly a noticeable difference between the two as Picasso explored different styles. The main gallery has this famous Manet which we enjoyed spending time on and several other paintings mostly of the impressionist and post-impressionist schools but plenty of Rubens and others too. More here.

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