With several away, I was mot expecting a good turn out tonight and so I decided to preview a paper I am preparing on the hymn writer Anne Steele. As it turned out we were 10 altogether, seven women and three men, including some who'd not been there in the past. I tried to say something helpful about singleness and suffering. We had a good time of prayer with most leading in prayer.There was plenty to pray about.
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.