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Honoring the Witnesses: All Saints Day

Honoring the Witnesses: All Saints Day
For Christians, there’s no more controversial day on the calendar than Halloween. So what did Chuck Colson have to say about it?

'The Farther Away You Are from the Devil': A Halloween Meditation

'The Farther Away You Are from the Devil': A Halloween Meditation

Events and decisions in our lives fall into three categories—biblical, nonbiblical, and unbiblical.

Halloween is nonbiblical: God’s word does not command it, which would make it biblical, or forbid it, which would make it unbiblical. However, Scripture does teach us what would be biblical to do today, such as using the day for church outreach events, getting to know your neighbors so you can build relationships for the gospel, and spending fun time together as a family. And it teaches us what would be unbiblical to do today, such as engaging in occult practices or anything that would glorify Satan.

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Halloween

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Halloween

Here’s a little experiment for you: Next Sunday at church, walk up to random people during the greeting time and say, “Trick or Treat!”

Some folks will smile, and maybe offer you a breath mint treat. These are the Christians who generally pass out the best candy on their street, dress up in fun costumes, and host the annual Fall Festival party at your church. Others will frown, and maybe offer to cast out a demon or two. These are the Christians who boycott the “devil’s holiday,” abstaining from festivities and turning off the porch lights on October 31.

Well, I’ve got a treat for both kinds of Christians today.

Regardless of whether you’re a lover or a hater, I’m betting there are at least 10 things you don’t know about Halloween. Ready to find out what you’ve been missing? Let’s go!

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Most Pastors Have Specific Views on How Congregants Should Observe Halloween: Survey

Most Pastors Have Specific Views on How Congregants Should Observe Halloween: Survey

A new survey found that 90 percent of pastors have specific views on how their congregations should observe Halloween.

Using Halloween to Share Christian Truth and Love

Using Halloween to Share Christian Truth and Love

It is estimated that Americans will spend $10.1 billion on Halloween this year, including $3.3 billion on costumes and $3 billion on candy. Such a popular event can be a great opportunity to reach out to those around us with Christian truth and love (Ephesians 4:15).

Should We Celebrate Halloween - Can We Redeem the Theme?

Should We Celebrate Halloween - Can We Redeem the Theme?

The celebration of Halloween creates a lot of division among Christians. Some believe we should completely boycott Halloween, whereas others view it as an outreach opportunity, whereas others want to dress up and hit the streets. This begs the question, “Can we, in good faith, redeem Halloween?”

Honoring the Witnesses: All Saints’ Day

Honoring the Witnesses: All Saints’ Day
Like an Autumn ritual, leaves start turning, the air turns chilly, and Christians argue over whether or not to celebrate Halloween. I’ve never been a huge fan of the dark, sketchy costumes (and I’m talking about what the adults wear), but there’s a whole history to this day, and especially tomorrow, All Saints’ Day.

A Colossal Flaming Jack-O’-Lantern in the Sky: Explaining Ghosts and Living by Transforming Truth

A Colossal Flaming Jack-O’-Lantern in the Sky: Explaining Ghosts and Living by Transforming Truth
If Halloween is supposed to be frightening, the holiday came early for me last night.

Hailey Bieber Called 'Fake Christian' after Asking for Halloween Costume Suggestions

Hailey Bieber Called 'Fake Christian' after Asking for Halloween Costume Suggestions
Hailey Bieber, model and wife to popstar Justin Bieber, is facing criticism this week after asking her followers for Halloween costume suggestions.
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