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.

Aberystwyth 2014

The EMW Aberystwyth Conference is in full swing by now. The conference traditionally begins with a mini conference on the Sunday and Monday morning where local pastor Geoff Thomas usually preaches three messages to some of the early arrivals at the conference. To accommodate the swollen crowd the services are not in Alfred Place but across the street, usually in Bethel but this time in Seion, Baker Street. Geoff looked this year at Genesis 1-3. Thus we covered a large number of  vital subjects in short compass. The first message did not labour the creationist position but made clear the obvious of themes of the first chapter of Genesis. From Genesis 2 we considered the Lord's Day, the creation of man, serving God and enjoying him, etc. The message on Genesis 3 was the longest and perhaps the most searching. What an excellent start to the week.
The conference meetings are being streamed this year.

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