Started the day with the Bitesize Theology. Great subject (Grace) but a bit of a low turn out. I then preached from the next part of 1 Corinthians 15 (21-28) on Christ's resurrection and ours. We then had lunch together following the meeting. That was well attended at least. In the evening I took a rather unusual text, Exodus 38:8. I noticed it reading through Exodus recently and decided it would be a good text for a one off sermon, which it proved to be (see our church website for it - should be up some time this week). Our Romanian friends arrived again. One of them was desperate to minister to us somehow so he gave me a series of texts to read out, which was probably worthwhile. We gave them a cup of tea and some produce (we'd given them money last week). We had other needy souls in during the day. It is hard to know how best to help.
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.