We started on our Christmas sermons proper today. What I decided to do was to preach four sermons from Luke 1 and 2, two this week and two next. This week we looked at Luke 1:1-4 in the morning and Luke 1:32, 33 in the evening. I had hoped for some locals to come in but that didn't really happen although it was nice to have visitors in the morning and some students were back. We were a little sparse in the evening as we looked at Christ who is great, the Son of the Most High, heir of David and everlasting Lord. We had tea beforehand and that was nice. One can easily get discouraged here in Childs Hill but we must keep looking to the Lord.
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.