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 Contronyms

I mentioned yesterday how the hymn Rock of Ages confused me as a child because cleft has two (opposite) meanings in English. That led to a conversation about what I learn are contronyms. Here is a list.
1. Cleave (adhere, separate)
2. Dust (add or remove particles)
3. Out (stars or electric lights)
4. Sanction (approve or boycott)
5. Scan (peruse or glance)
6. Skinned (with or without skin)
7. Splice (join or separate)
8. Temper (soften or strengthen)
9. Transparent (invisible or obvious)
10. Trim (add decoration or remove excess)


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