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.

Retro Album "of the week" 46 - We Three Kings

I wasn't going to include any Christmas albums in this retro list but I'm still in the Christmas mood so how about this wonderful 1990 recording from The Roches, We Three Kings. The Roches are three Irish-American sisters from New Jersey (Maggie, Terre and Suzzie) from one of those musical families (like the Corrs, the Carters or the Brennans). They pack 24 tracks on to this album (helped by the fact seven of the tracks are under two minutes) - all traditional favouritGod rest hye merry, Adeste FIdeleses. We have carols like Away in a manger, We three kings, The first nowell, etc; Christmas songs like Frosty the snowman, Winter Wonderland, etc; and some Bach and Bach, Break Forth O Beauteous Heavenly Light and For unto us a child is born. Christmas passing through looks to be an original track. Nine of the tracks are done a capella and these make an excellent album within an album. They are Angels we have heard on high, Here we come a carolling, Star of Wonder, Winter Wonderland, Joy to the World, Jingle Bells, The First Nowell, God rest you merry, Adeste Fideles.

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