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.

Latest Library Lecture

We rather struggled to get up to double figures at the Library last Monday but we made it. It is probably too early in the month for some. Norman Hopkins gave us an excellent illustrated introduction to the Reformers and Martyrs of Kent, beginning with Wycliffe's Lollards. It was good to be reminded of this material and expecially of John Frith (burned 1533), a rather forgotten character perhaps. The lecture helped clarify for me that while thefive ssolas are the theological meat and veg of the whole period in England it was transubstantiation that was the critical point of contention. It was also a reminder of what a good man John Foxe was. In that regard this website is worth checking out.

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