I expected small numbers today and was not surprised – about 25 in the morning and 15 in the evening. I was feeling a little discouraged but the first person I met asked me about baptism which gave me a little (though as it turned out misleading) encouragement (they have already been baptised). As the Autumn sunshine came through the windows of the chapel I tried to seek God and made some progress, perhaps. Given the circumstances, I chose two isolated texts to keep us going (reworkings of material used in the past) – in the morning Proverbs 24:15, 16 and in the evening Philippians 3:7-9. I think my major problem today was a lack of spiritual fervour, which you can't really blame on anyone but yourself. Hopefully I was able to do some good, nevertheless. God is very gracious.
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.