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.


The first two days of our four away we spent in King's Lynn, which it turns out is six miles from Sandringham, where the queen has one of her residences set among 7000 acres. It is very difficult for some of us to grasp how very rich indeed the Royal Family is. It is clear just from the evidence on show at Sandringham that they are fabulously wealthy. All very interesting, nevertheless and it was good to put some context to a well known place.

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