The summer months can be a little strange in Childs Hill with many away but there are plenty of opportunities to do good. We had a good congregation in the morning (a little slow filling up but okay). Our African visitors from last week were not back but two people who began to come the week of the mission were with us and another who has been once before since then. There was also one Iranian again and a new lady, a Filipina. I preached one of the great New Testament texts 1 John 1:9. It is difficult to go wrong with such a statement. In the evening we were due to have ccommunion at 6 pm but everyone forget so we did not do that until 6.25. We were only seven communing. By the time we came to the main meeting we were double that, including one member fresh in from Aberdeen. It was a privilege to preach to so many young people. (Everyone in the congregation was younger than me). I preached on fellowship with believers, the third ina series I'm doing on living the Christian life.
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.