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.

10 Popular Songs with Factual Errors

1. Thunder only happens when it rains (Fleetwood Mac, Dreams)
2. Early morning April 4th - Shot rings out cross a Memphis sky (U2, Pride [in the name of love])
[It was in the evening that MLK was shot]
3. Where Napoleon did surrender (Abba, Waterloo)
[Defeated but no surrender]
4. Born and raised in South Detroit (Journey, Don't stop believin')
[There is no South Detroit excepting Canada]
5. I’m stuck in Folsom prison, and time keeps draggin’ on…But I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die. (Johnny Cash. Folsom Prison Blues)
[If Cash shot a man in Reno, Nevada, he would not be in prison in Folsom, California]
6. In the jungle, the mighty jungle, The lion sleeps tonight. (The Tokens, Wimoweh)
[Lions live on grasslands not in the jungle]
7. Coast to coast, L.A. to Chicago (Sade, Smooth Operator)
[Chicago is nowhere near the east coast]
8. It's that pivotal moment, it's a feeling like this,  It's centrifugal motion, it's perpetual bliss (Faith Hill, Kiss)
[Centrifugal force repels rather than attracting]
9. My daddy was a cop on the East Side of Chicago (Paper Lace, The Night Chicago died)
[There is no East Chicago, Lake Michigan is there]
10. From a town known as Wheeling, West Virginia ... he robbed his way from Utah to Oklahoma (Billy Joel, Ballad of Billy the Kid)
[No-one knows where Billy was born but not in West Virginia; he was not a robber]

No comments: