It was another good day yesterday in Childs Hill with lots to encourage, including several visitors, new people and people back who have been away a little while. We also relaunched our children's talk which has been in abeyance for several years now due to lack of kids. We had two 4 year olds a 5 year old and a 6 year old up the front. I have been keeping things going with an embryonic talk going through the catechism. It so turned out then that the talk was on do not commit adultery, not where most children's talk series begin but they do need to know all 10 commandments I'm sure. The main messages were on the end of 1 Corinthians 3 and on Numbers 32. In the morning I had a rather long introduction but once we got going it was fine. In the evening I focused on that wonderful part verse (23b) about being sure your sin will find you out.
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.