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 November 12 2014

Everything's been behind this week for some reason. Anyway we had a good session last Wednesday meeting to pray and to look at Philippians 1:12-18. We were the usual sort of number but older and more male dominated than last week and with a newcomer, who I hope felt welcome among us. My four points were
1. Recognise that sometimes what appears to be a reverse will turn out to be an advance
2. If we take a stand for the Lord it may encourage others to be more bold3
3. Sometimes if we take a stand and are successful some will envy us and compete with us
4. If someone else takes a stand and is successful, don't envy them or compete with them

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