We had good congregations morning and evening for the first Lord's Day meeting of the year with some visitors as well as regulars, occasionals and students due to return to college soon but still with some away. We started with communion which included welcoming in my son and his wife as associate members. They were members with us but are now members in Aberystwyth but are based in London again. As it was the first Sunday of the year and I am away on the second Sunday I decided to preach one offs on Manasseh's repentance (2 Chronicles 33) and that fundamental; verse 1 Timothy 3:16. It was good to be able to tackle these fundamental subjects and to be well enough to do so after a bad cold last week.
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.