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.

Semper Reformanda

It was good to be at the fraternal in LTS last Tuesday, The North London Network. Garry Williams spoke on always reforming. The bulk of his excellent paper (very similar to the one given at last year's Banner conference - but we were allowed to interrupt). The bulk of the time was given over to delineating false conservatism as described by Abraham Kuyper in 1870 in his "Conservatism and Orthodoxy: False and True Preservation" .
The seven sins of false conservatism were outlined in this way
1. It denies the resurrection principle at the gospel's heart
2. It limits the historic progressive flow of the kingdom
3. It warps major doctrines such as the inspiration of Scripture and the Christian life
4. It encourages a proxy Christianity
5. It preserves transient forms but not the essential core
6. It fosters a gloomy and desperate nostalgia
7. It is marked by a fearful retreat from the present

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