So back to it yesterday. Numbers were a little lower than last week but it is always good to be with God's people. We completed 1 Corinthians 12 emphasising the role that we all have to play in church life by drawing out eight principles (unity, belonging, diversity, interdependence, weakness, sympathy, variety, ambition). In the evening I completed Isaiah 40, always an encouraging chapter. How good to be with God's people.
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.