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.

Times Top 20 Lyrics and Guitarists



I'm enjoying The Times pop school. It's totally subjective, of course, but the lyrics list reminded me of Carey by Joni Mitchell, which is a very good song, even though it is very personal and a little cryptic in places. (... a dulcimer, I think). Predictably the list of guitarists does not contain Jan Akkerman's name. Hank Marvin and Bert Weedon are there but then there's no Clapton or Townshend either and there are some pretty obscure names chosen almost at random too. But that's what journalism is all about, I guess.