We began yesterday with communion as usual. We were not very many. Numbers were not so bad for the main services though there were some missing. One person visited me this week and said they were not finding the meetings so helpful. As ever, there were visitors - a Nigerian lady, an American family, a London based Zimbabwean lady. The Americans were unusual in that they are going round the world for a year. Also my sister and niece were here seeing the sites. There were four Iranians (still not up to the numbers we were the other month). It was good to be back anyway. We began on Acts 4 in the morning and looked at the beginning of Matthew 13 in the evening. I finished in the evening with Gavin Peacock's testimony as found here.
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.