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A La Carte (10/2)

Here are a handful of great Kindle deals: Trip Lee’s The Good Life (just released today!) is down to $2.99 for a short time; When Helping Hurts by Corbett and Fikkert is a very important and very good book that is also at $2.99; The Mormon Mirage by Latayne Scott is at $3.99.

Polls Make No Sense - You can read the whole article if you like, but even just the first few paragraphs highlight the difficulties and the subjectivity in any political poll. “American politics has gone gaga for poll numbers—while polling pros feel less and less certain about the methodology behind the madness. Some days even Nate Silver is left scratching his head.”

Songs To Soften - I really enjoyed reading this blog post. I think it’s one we can all identify with on some level.

Schaeffer at 100 - The new edition of Credo Magazine is out. “As many have observed, it is not an overstatement to say that the Schaeffers transformed, reshaped, and in many ways reformed American evangelicalism. Those writing in this new issue of Credo Magazine are proof, each writer bearing testimony to how Francis Schaeffer has made a monumental impact on how we understand and articulate the Christian faith and life in the world of ideas.”

Overlooking an Offense - Trevin looks to US history to find a powerful model of overlooking an offense.

3 Cases to Watch - The Supreme Court is beginning a new term. “The high court is taking on hot-button issues such as affirmative action, and may also hand down rulings on gay marriage and civil rights protections.” Here are three important cases to keep an eye on.

Tell me what the world is saying today, and I’ll tell you what the church will be saying in seven years. —Francis Schaeffer