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 January 11 2016

I had a stinking cold yesterday so my efforts were hampered by that as well as having been away at the Carey the week before. I decided to get back to what we had been studying before the holidays and preached to good congregations, in the morning from Revelation 7 (the 144,000, the great tribulation, etc, all explained) and in the evening from the end of Judges 12, also taking in other minor judges from Chapter 3 and Chapter 10. We had tea together before the evening meeting. Our Tanzanian friends were there again and an Iranian who has come before plus a Dutch visitor and one remaining student. Some were missing  as ever. Both messages are up on our website (see here) and despite the persistent coughing five minutes from the end of the evening one are, I hope, good to listen to.

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