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 15 2013

Another good day yesterday with decent congregations morning and evening. I preached on 1 Corinthians 9:1-5 and Jonah 1:3-10. We had communion before the evening service. Both sermons were very well structured but that's not everything. What we do about the messages is what matters most. The morning sermon explained that ministers should be paid but its thrust, I trust, was towards more living behaviour to one another. The evening sermon bewailed our poor witness and hopefully made us more ready to reach out. Lots missing but nice to have some surprise turn outs and visitors - including a lovely American family and friends from Wales.

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