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 April 15 2018


We had relatively good congregations morning and evening. Some people missing, of course, for various reasons but some recent newcomers back again and one or two other missing ones present. I decided to take two texts. In the morning, Luke 23:42, 43 and the dying thief and in the evening Hebrews 7:25 on Christ being able to save to the uttermost. We had communion before the evening service and I spoke about the third saying of the cross where Jesus commends his mother to the Apostle John. Reuben Saywell from the seminary is on placement with me at the moment and so I asked him to read Scripture morning and evening - Proverbs 12b and Romans 2. We had a hairy moment with immortality (not immorality) but we got through it. Nice to talk to the kids again too. There is a lot to be said for textual preaching.

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