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Why Celebrate the Saints? A Parent’s Perspective

October 31st is the eve of All Saints' Day. But is teaching our children about the Saints a distraction from the Word of God?

Is Halloween Really that Significant?

The issue of Halloween presses itself annually upon the Christian conscience. What's the significance?

Should I Celebrate Halloween?

Someone once said, "For a Christian to celebrate Halloween would be as proper as a Holocaust survivor trying to celebrate Hitler's birthday." Yet so many believers continue to do so without considering what they are doing. Why?

  • Dr. John Barnett |
  • October 11, 2011 |
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Halloween's Sexualized Celebrations

Halloween costume options for pre-teen girls and teens are becoming hyper-sexualized. Why encourage young girls to masquerade as sexually available young adults?

Halloween: Honor the Witnesses of All Saints' Day Instead

At best, Halloween's an excuse to ask strangers for candy. At worst, it's mindless paganism our ancestors turned their backs on. I would like instead to turn your attention to an often-overlooked celebration...

Christians Devise a Number of Alternatives to Halloween

Opting out of traditional Halloween celebrations doesn't mean you have to hide in the basement.

Halloween: No Longer Childish Fun

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • October 08, 2011 |
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All Hallows Eve & Hallowing God: The Critical Difference & the Critical Link

To pray sincerely, "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name," is to acknowledge that our God is Lord of all; that He rules over the seen and unseen world, the day and the night, the seasons and forces of nature, life and death, angels and devils.

A Christian Perspective on Horror in Movies & Culture

Why is there a massive industry dedicated to the production of fear for pleasure? Scary movies, haunted houses on Halloween, and horror novels combine to make a multibillion dollar economic powerhouse. How should Christians engage in and process this phenomenon?

"What's Up with Halloween?" - HomeWord - Oct. 29, 2010

You have died with Christ, and he has set you free from the evil powers (Col. 2:20). Whatever conviction you hold about participating in Halloween, live it out for God's glory!

"You are God's Pumpkin" - HomeWord - Oct. 28, 2010

Christ Jesus... our righteousness, holiness and redemption (1 Cor. 1:30). What starts as an everyday squash turns into a lantern of light.

Fear Not: Gospel Hope on Halloween

I'm not advocating the glorification of darkness or evil. But here are some truths I took away from one spooky Halloween.

To Halloween or Not to Halloween?

Contrary to popular belief, the most prevalent emotion of the Halloween season is not fear -- it’s guilt.

All Saints Day - November 1

All Saints Day serves as an annual reminder that every follower of Christ belongs to something very big and... ancient.

Halloween Should Celebrate Saints, Not Sin

The original Halloween had more to do with faith than fear.

This Halloween, Try Stargazing

This month, on the evening of Friday, October 31, the Moon lines up near the bright first magnitude star Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, not far from bright Venus.

Reformation Day: A Mighty Fortress is Our God

The protests that were publicly nailed to the Wittenberg Cathedral door on October 31, 1517 began the most dramatic reform within Christianity—one that also prompted their author to also pen a hymn of bold affirmation of our mighty God.

  • Lucy Neeley Adams |
  • October 25, 2008 |
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Rethinking Halloween through 7 Scary Stories of the Bible

A couple years ago my friend and co-worker Fred Alberti shared with me a lesson he prepared for the boys' class he was teaching. It was a big hit in that it didn't focus on the meaning of Halloween or whether we as Christians should celebrate it. Rather, it just provided another way to get the lads excited about the Scriptures...

How Should Christian Families Approach Halloween?

There is no doubt that Halloween's origins can be traced to pagan beliefs and rituals. But if parents dress their kids in costume and exchange candy, does this mean they're participating in the dark side of the holiday?

What's up with Halloween?

Even if it's under the clever name of "Harvest Festival," churches throughout our country nonetheless use Halloween as a means for outreach to the community. So what's the deal?

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