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.

Silent Witness Pro-Life


The BBC's Silent Witness is now in its 21st seasson. It has its strengths and weaknesses but is a nice watch on Monday and Tuesday evening or when we can catch it. Last week was a surprisingly pro-life double episode, knocking euthanasia and disregard for the weak and vulnerable. The One Day episodes featured actress Clarissa Mullery, who plays Liz Carr. Liz Carr was born in 1972 and is an actress, stand-up comedian, broadcaster and international disability rights activist. She has used a wheelchair since she was 7 due to a rare condition called arthrogryposis multiplex congenita. This link is current at the time of blogging but it will go out of date.
For more on the writing of the programmes see here. Tim Prager is unsurprisingly the father of a child with a disability and presumably a Roman Catholic. The programmes did have plot flaws (SW seems to be consistently down on the police) but comments such as unbelievable propaganda and gratuitous show it got under the skin of the "atheist lobby" at least.

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