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.

Westminster Fellowship Elders

We had a good session at the Westminster Fellowship today on elders. Three of the committee (Mostyn Roberts, Roger March and Jeremy Bailey) presented material on elders found in the three above books - The elder by Van Dam, The Bible-centred church by Temple and The elders of the church by Eyres and then we discussed various aspects of the subject such as the relationship between pastors and elders, elders and the church meeting, etc). About twenty of us were present in Westminster Baptist Church. Open session next month.

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