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.

Blog 5000

My records tell me this is my five thousandth blog here.

5000 (five thousand) is the natural number following 4999 and preceding 5001. Five thousand is the largest isogrammic number in the English language. An isogram is  a word or phrase without a repeating letter.

1. The feeding of the 5000 (ie men) was accomplished by Christ with five loaves and two fish. The miracle is reported in all four Gospels.
2. Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia is the current world record holder for the 5000 m (2004) an Olympic sport since 1912. Six of the top 10 record holders are Ethiopians.
3. Tirunesh Dibaba, also Ethiopian, is the women's holder (2008). The top four women record holders are again Ethiopians. The women's port has only been an Olympic event since 1986.
4. Terror from the Year 5000 (UK title: Cage of Doom) is a 1958 American science fiction film directed by Robert J. Gurney Jr. starring Ward Costello, Joyce Holden, John Stratton, Salome Jens and Fred Herrick.
5. Formula 5000 (or F5000) was an open wheel, single seater auto-racing formula that ran in different series in various regions around the world from 1968 to 1982.
6. The Ford 5000 is a blue and white tractor that was produced from 1964 to 1979 by Ford. It was a mid-range tractor, suitable for European farms.
7. 5000 Volts is the name of a British disco recording act that achieved success throughout Europe during the 1970s. The group consisted of vocalists Tina Charles and Martin Jay, with a changing group of session musicians.
8. The adjective phrase five thousand can mean having the intent to leave a place or situation quickly and promptly; it comes from the phrase "I'm outtie" which sounds like "I'm Audi" from which follows "I'm Audi 5000" (as in the car) which eventually became simply "I'm five thousand." See also "outtie" and listen to the outro of "Straight Gangstaism" by the Geto Boys for an example. 9. Five Thousand Dollars on One Ace is a 1964 Spanish, Italian and West German Spaghetti Western film directed by Alfonso Balcázar.
10. The American $5000 bill features the President James Madison.

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