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.

Lord's Day March 25 2018


We didn't do too badly with the change of clocks last Sunday. It was a small congregation Sunday evening (about 13). In the morning I preached on Mary Magdalene in the light of Easter coming and another new film about her. I read John Wenham's Easter Enigma many years ago. He convincingly argues that Mary Magdalene and Mary of Bethany are the same person (as is the woman in Luke 7). Perhaps we had to get too many pots and pans out in the pulpit to prove this before we got to application but it is good to preach in varied styles and on a variety of subjects. In the evening we looked at the last part of Matthew 18 and a very searching look at the subject of forgiveness. One of our strays got back to us Sunday morning but there are still many missing.

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