Our final day of conference consisted of the third and final talk from Greg Beale on Revelation. This time we looked at Chapter 18 and the fall of Babylon and this was perhaps the highlight of the conference as Dr Beale continued to work out his principle that Revelation is symbolic. The conference closed with a helpful sermon from Ed Collier who took us to Judges 7 and spoke about how God works (by means of weakness) and why he works that way - that the glory may be his. So it has been an excellent conference with around 120 present. It is planned to hold the next conference January 5-7 2016 (speaker Mike Bullimore).
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.