I realize you probably decided weeks ago whether or not your family will participate in any Halloween activities, so this post is coming late. But the video below is so thought-provoking that I have to share it. Besides, it’s sponsored by the official UK distributor of Show Them Jesus, so I have a special appreciation for the folks behind it.
There are excellent reasons one might decide either to forego Halloween or participate. Much depends on the individual family, so I wouldn’t think of telling you what to do. Christians through the centuries have taken various approaches, based on both spiritual and practical concerns. But if you’re wondering what might possibly be the theological reasons for letting kids run around “terrorizing” the neighborhood, dressed in spooky costumes, the video pretty much nails it.
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