Another good day today with Greg Beale kicking us off with a careful exposition of the opening chapters of Revelation 11. The women then had their second session with Jane McNabb while Bill James walked us through the arguments for a confessional (ie a 1689) stance. We had some useful discussion about the practicalities of all that. In the evening there was a Q and A session, which perhaps could have been a little shorter and then a paper and discussion from Jonathan Berry of the True Freedom Trust. As ever there has been plenty of time to chat and to buy books. It has been a very enjoyable time. Meanwhile we are getting news of the African Pastors Conferences, PTI, Clayton TV, etc.
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.