It's great to be in Swanwick for the Carey Conference once again. It was my privilege to kick things off with a paper on John Owen, this year being the four hundredth anniversary of his death. I will try to publish my findings somewhere soon. We then heard Mike Bullmore of Trinity in Deerfield, Illinois on the functional centrality of the gospel. You can get a taste of his helpful themes here. We than had a very helpful session on Muslim evangelism to round the evening off.
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.