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Hope for Halloween!

Rather than assuming Halloween is a tainted holiday in which true believers should not participate or observe, let it be an occasion for outreach and discipling.

Is Halloween Pagan in Origin?

Many Christians struggle to decide how (or if) to celebrate Halloween, especially with the claim that the holiday is pagan in origin.

Christians and Halloween
Christians and Halloween

What's a Christian to do about Halloween? One evangelical church sees the cultural holiday as one of the most important outreach ministry opportunities of the year. And it works.

  • 'actsnetwork' on GodTube.com |
  • October 11, 2012 |
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Fall (not Halloween) Celebrations

Now is the time to plan for a fall festival or an alternative to Halloween for your community.

Christian Alternatives for October 31st

Halloween always brings up some of the same questions I faced when I first became a believer in 1974...

Don't be Tricked, Fun Size is No Treat

If you plan to view this Nickelodeon product with your kids, prepare to come away shell-shocked rather than satisfied.

  • Christian Hamaker |
  • October 06, 2012 |
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Frankenweenie Not for the Wee Ones

Creative and visually inspired at times, but thematically a dark film that may frighten younger viewers unaccustomed to dealing with loss.

  • Christian Hamaker |
  • October 05, 2012 |
  • comments
Hotel Transylvania Vacant of Value

There are much better animated stories about overcoming fears and superficial differences which are far more family-friendly.

  • Christian Hamaker |
  • October 02, 2012 |
  • comments
Dark but Imaginative ParaNorman is Outcast-Friendly

There’s a wonderfully relevant message tucked inside this piece of stop-motion animation, but it's more geared towards adults than kids.

  • Christa Banister |
  • October 01, 2012 |
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Does the Bible Address Halloween?

"My wife and I are new parents. We are interested in knowing how the Bible addresses Halloween."

  • The Scripture Squad |
  • September 30, 2012 |
  • comments
How Should Christians Respond to Halloween?

Myriad questions surround Halloween. Should we participate? Accommodate? Or should we vigorously denounce Halloween? To answer such questions, it’s helpful to view Halloween from the perspective of history.

  • Hank Hanegraaff |
  • September 29, 2012 |
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Autumn at Our House: Skip Halloween for a Hallelujah Night

Many of us have fond autumn memories from our childhoods. How can we create equally wonderful memories for our children today?

  • Karen Ehman with Kelly Hovermale & Trish Smith |
  • September 28, 2012 |
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When Halloween Falls on a Church Night

What do you do when a major cultural event that does not represent your values threatens to hijack your activities?

Christians and Halloween
Christians and Halloween

What's a Christian to do about Halloween? One evangelical church sees the cultural holiday as one of the most important outreach ministry opportunities of the year. And it works.

  • 'actsnetwork' on GodTube.com |
  • October 29, 2011 |
  • comments
My Halloween Theory

It has been fascinating to witness the rise of Halloween in recent years. I’ve developed a theory. It may seem a little far-fetched, but hear me out and let me know what you think.

Judges Outpaces Halloween for Gross and Bizarre

When our carnival featured buckets of mysterious items that were supposed to pass for eyeballs and entrails, it was an a-ha moment for me: Halloween was not just about scary, it was also about gross.

  • Dr. Stanley J. Ward |
  • October 24, 2011 |
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Halloween!

Now, I'm a Christian adult. But back then? I was Casper, the Friendly Maniac.

Why Halloween Hell Houses Often Miss the Mark

Are the intentions behind them good? Absolutely. But nothing we could conjure up can convey the anguish of the damned walled off from relationship with God.

The Day Satan Called

Despite biblical warnings about it, few Christians are ever prepared for the day spiritual warfare enters their lives...

A Tricky Holiday: Should Christians Ignore or Embrace Halloween?

It’s that time of the year when the world—or at least the United States—seems to embrace the dark side of Halloween revelry.

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