I wasn't sure what to do but in the end we had a midweek meeting at the usual time in the usual place. There were only six of us but it can get like that at times. We simply sang a new year's hymn and read from the last chapter of the Bible before briefly talking through topics for prayer and then praying. We closed with a Margaret Clarkson hymn on the Second Coming. People were off to other things after the meeting, of course. I headed home with my wife and son to join our only other son still at home for some TV and a game before welcoming in the new year. So 2015 is here. What does it hold?
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.