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.

Midweek Meeting October 8 2014

We were a few more last night owing to various factors. We looked at the final set of disciplines for spiritual growth, what Joel Beeke calls neighbourly disciplines. He goes to the end of Matthew 9 and so calls for evangelism, service, compassion (without worldliness) and worldwide intercession. These are soul searching topics and I sought to do them justice. Probably one more session to go Spiritual growth and experience. A very good time of prayer to follow.

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