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 June 11 20017


This Lord's Day was a bit different in that this week is a week of mission for us in Childs Hill and so that was much in mind. We started on Saturday and continued Sunday afternoon, preceded by a fellowship lunch together and followed by a fellowship tea.
The team is very small and only four are with us so far - three from France and one from Ulster. We also had a Korean visitor and a man from Middlesborough who we have seen before. Lots of Iranians and others missing again, however.
It was nice to have lunch together and begin to get to know the team. I preached on Stephen, a hero for our times, from Acts 6 and The pearl of great value from Matthew 13.
Among conversations today was one with a member concerned about a relative who just won't get a job. What to do? Another had been glad to witness to people in Golders Green but still gets overwhelmed at God's goodness to him.
Good day.
(One thing I forgot to say was that a young man we know wandered in. He was high on something I fear. He still understood what was said. He appeared t think wehave trouble ahead if we persist with such ideas.)

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