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.

10 People who use/used green ink

1. Financial auditors
2. Pharmacists
3. Heads of the British secret service
4. Do gooder educationists marking assignments (red can upset children)
5. Printers marking up galley proofs
6. Legal clerks correcting a document for the second time
7. US Navy pilots logging combat flights
8. The poet Pablo Neruda
9.  E M Forster writing early drafts of Passage to India
10. Conspiracy theorists writing to British newspapers
(This blog was prompted by learning from a pharmacist in the church that they always use green ink. Plenty available elsewhere on the net about this but no list like this one).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You once berated me for doing my homework in green ink and proceeded to recite a list not dissimilar to this to me, a sad young seven year old, just looking for approval on his Geography homework.