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.

Lord's Day December 20 2015

We had quite full congregations morning and evening with one or two visitors, students at home, etc. Sadly, we have been unable to persuade any visitors to come in this season. We looked at some of the words of Simeon in Luke 2 morning and evening - first, at verses 30-32 For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all nations: a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel then, in the evening at verses 34b and 35 This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too. We made seven points altogether, all arguments as to how we should think about and worship Jesus. We also had communion in the evening.
 

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