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.

Carey Conference 2016 Day 2

Today has been our main day at Swanwick and it has been a good one. Mike Bullmore gave his second address in the morning and a third one in the evening. He spoke on the gospel and pastoral character and the gospel and pastoral labour looking at dealing with criticism, truthfulness and taking responsibility as well as dealing with five heart challenges - laziness v happy labour; self pity v joy; manipulation of Scripture v integrity and right handling of Scripture; pride v contempt of praise and unbelief v belief. This was all very helpful.
We also had a paper from Phil Heaps on Trinitarian communion with God and a question and answer session looking at praying to the Holy Spirit, accountability among elders, etc, etc.

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