A La Carte (September 18)

Tim Challies | 9/18/2019 | Staff
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There isn’t much going on in Kindle deals so far this week.

On the printed book front, Westminster is offering a deal on David Powlison’s final book which comes with some strong endorsements.

Look - African - Concept - Ubuntu - Times

Here’s a fascinating look at the African concept of Ubuntu and how it has fallen on hard times as a western mindset has begun to pervade the continent. “Increasingly, the world has become more individualistic and inward looking. Africans have followed suit. In many places individualism is the hallmark of this generation. We approach life from the perspective of ‘I’ rather than ‘we’. At the foundation is the attitude of how do I benefit, not how do we mutually benefit. Individualism is destroying the church rather than building it.”

This is a useful warning. “When we use Jesus to make much of ourselves we start wading into very dangerous waters. When we use what is meant to glorify God to glorify ourselves we are stealing what doesn’t belong to us. When we pile up the praises of men and build a platform where we’re the ones being exalted then we look a lot like the Pharisees. When we use Jesus to build our own kingdoms then we will one day perish on our platforms.”

Dad - Do

What Does Your Dad Do?

“‘What does your dad do?’ Growing up, it was the question that I dreaded answering. Like most kids, I grew up believing that my dad could do anything but when I started school, I quickly realised that this wasn’t the case. While my friends had dads who were qualified to work...
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