It was good to be back in harness last Sunday. There were no visitors (apart from a man who came and went before the sermon in the evening) but few absentees. We have now reached Revelation 4 in our morning studies and it was good to be reminding ourselves of fundamental truths then. In the evening we were in Judges 9, which is a long and quite difficult chapter but I think we got there. I sought to portray Abimelech as a false judge or savour as opposed to Christ the true and only complete Saviour. It is a glorious thing to break the bread o God's Word to the people of God Lord's Day by Lord's day.
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.