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 items to collect on a fool's errand

Also in Orwell's Coming up for air is a list of items for a fool's errand (new apprentices, etc). He only gives four examples. I start with his and then add others.
1. Ha'porth worth of penny stamps
2. Rubber hammer (my dad was sent for one of these and actually got one as they do exist, a glass hammer is a better alternative)
3. Left-handed screwdriver (or hammer or spanner)
4. Striped paint (also available in tartan)
5. A new bubble for the spirit level
6. Sparks for the grinder
7. Bucket of steam
8. Straight hook
9. Long weight/wait
10. Skirting board ladder
(Bags for a Dyson is more modern; sky hooks is an old one)

1 comment:

Gary Brady said...

Another nice one is ice solution - for making ice.