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.

AM The new album

I came  home yesterday to find the boys playing a new vinyl LP. It was AM by the Arctic Monkeys. They've heard it all before, of course, thanks to the internet, but clearly the pleasure of taking the vinyl record out of the square cardboard sleeve and putting first side one and then side two on the turntable is such a brilliant experience that they want to do what I was doing all those years ago when it was T Rex and Focus et al. The very tactile process is clearly more desirable than simply downloading. I probably wouldn't have even noticed the very clever cover design in other formats. AM is Arctic Monkeys but there's fund to be had by trying other suggestions - Against machines, Average mediocre, Aging males, Amateur mature, Atheist Muslim, Alliterative Malapropism, etc, etc.

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