It was really good to be back in Childs Hill yesterday. I've looked forward to it. We had good congregations morning and evening, helped by a few visitors. I carried on with my short series. In the morning we looked at the solemn subject of the judgement of the wicked and then in the evening we looked at living for God's glory, not something I can recall ever hearing a sermon on. This was Robert and Sarah Strivens last Sunday so we made a point of prying for them. We also had a large number of people around for lunch and/or tea. It was also the last Sunday of two Koreans who have been with us over the summer and one of our members who is off to France again soon. There were people missing, of course, but we'll see the true state of things next week.
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.