Another good session with around 15 present. We just looked at two verses, Philippians 2:12, 13. It is one of those rare places where the sovereignty of God and human responsibility are highlighted in the same place. I took opportunity to quote Jim Packer and others on the subject as well as expounding the text as best as I could. Always lots to pray about on the local and worldwide stages.
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.