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.

Preaching in Hilperton Lord's Day January 31 2016

I preached for the first time at Grace Reformed Baptist Church, Hilperton near Trowbridge last Sunday. The people who have formed the church were church officers and members at Bradford on Avon. Although there have been disagreements at Bradford that have caused this new plant, they were released with Bradford's blessing and are beginning to bear testimony to the village, meeting in the local C of E Primary School. As the website makes clear (see here) there was a Baptist Church in the village as recently as the sixties and so this is not a merely random church plant. About thirty gathered last Sunday and I preached on Matthew 11:28-30 and Ezekiel 37:1-14. I hope it was a blessing to them. The recordings are again at the website. Back here we were able to meet in the chapel I understand. Robert Strivens preached.

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