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.

Hark, Hark!


I've really enjoyed listening to Kate Rusby's second version of this old carol over the Christmas

Hark, Hark! Hark, Hark!
What news the angels bring,
Glad tidings of a newborn King.
Born of a maid, a virgin pure,
Born without sin, born without sin.
Born without sin, from guilt secure.

Hail, hail! Mighty Prince, Eternal King,
Let heaven and earth rejoice and sing,
Angels and men, with one accord,
Break forth in song, break forth in song,
Break forth in song, to praise the Lord.

Behold, he comes and leaves the skies,
Awake ye slumbering mortals, rise,
Awake to joy and hail the morn 
A Saviour of, a Saviour of,
A Saviour of this world was born.

Hark, Hark! Hark, Hark!
What news the angels bring,
Glad tidings of a newborn King,
Born of a maid, a virgin pure,
Born without sin, born without sin.
Born without sin, from guilt secure.

Born without sin, born without sin.
Born without sin, from guilt secure.

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