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.

Lord's Day November 18 2014

It was an encouraging day last Sunday with decent numbers, including visitors, at both meetings. We had our third and last sermon for a while on 1 Corinthians 14. It has been good to work through these verses and see the principles Paul advocates. I think we are on the right lines. I hope so. We had a good communion before the evening service when I preached the last sermon in a short series on The Parable of the Sower, mostly from Mark 4 but drawing on the other Synoptic writers, as there are some interesting differences in the way Luke and Matthew express our Lord's words. We will start on some Christmas material in awhile but we'll probably spend three weeks working into 1 Corinthians 15 and look at some Old Testament (easily neglected without care) material in the evenings.

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