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 November 4 2018


It was good to be back in Childs Hill last Lords' Day at the beginning of a new month. We began with communion and then I preached from Acts 16. In the evening were in Matthew 22:1-14 on the parable of the wedding banquet. Decent turn out at both services, although in the evening we were down to ten. Enjoyed the hymns as ever, including All the way my Saviour leads me, Great is Thy faithfulness, Jesus Thy blood, Stand up and bless the Lord and Charles Wesley's wonderful
Come, sinners, to the Gospel feast;Let every soul be Jesus’ guest.Ye need not one be left behind,For God hath bid all humankind.
Rather neglected by us and maybe others. I was a little tired having been away in Lebanon all week but I was okay.

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