As promised, a brief review of last night. We were about 15 in number because we had two Korean visitors down from Inverness. With my assistant Andrew and his wife Jill off to Perth next week, we were helped to think about Scotland (as if we hadn't already by the news media - not an easy subject to pray about). We were also praying for Wales and for our two new Relay workers working with UCCF in Cardiff this year. See here for Dylan and here for Rosie. I carried on using Joel Beeke's book and speaking about spiritual growth in practice and the need to follow Christ's pattern and to please God. People were tired and it was still slightly too long. We sang at the beginning acapella Master speak, thy servant heareth.
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.