The seminary students are all back and so we were almost back to full strength on Wednesday. We were mostly men. One of them Reuben, took an extended trip to the far east with his family adn so after I had very briefly said something on Romans 8:32 he reported to us on his time in The Philippines and especially the work of the Cubao Reformed Baptist Church including its CCM work among street kids. It was good to be reminded of this stirling work. We had a very good prayer time almost everyone praying and the prayers flowing as one always longs for but sometimes don't get. We had a church members meeting the next day so I finsihed promptly.
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.