I was very encouraged today especially in the evening when we were back nearer twenty than the ten we have been knowing over recent weeks. All the snow had gone which helped I guess. Lots missing again but it was nice to have visitors - an Argentinian lady, a Dutch lady, a man who had actually come for the Korean service (he has a yearning to visit the different language meetings that go on around London). We began with communion which was good. We came up with a new chair arrangement the day before and that seems to have helped things.I preached again from Acts and Matthew - all of Acts 14 in the morning and the very demanding words in Matthew 18:6-9 in the evening.
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.