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.

Lord's Day September 1 2013

It was a little disappointing not to really have any fresh faces in yesterday after the week of mission. I preached two evangelistic sermons nevertheless (Matthew 11:28-30 and Acts 16:29-31). The time of communion and both services were a blessing, especially still with so many young people present. Some three Romanians turned up through the day, two with no English. There is very little we can do to help such people. The other feature of the day was a lovely presentation to Eleri and myself after the morning service marking our 25th anniversary, which was last week. What kindness!

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