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  • Writer's pictureKrista Bontrager

Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?

Halloween is coming; Was the Bible written by marginalized people to marginalized people?; Christianity and human rights


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This question comes up around this time every year. There are basically 2 views:

  • “Halloween is a harmless holiday where kids dress up in spooky costumes and get free candy.”

  • “Halloween is a demonically inspired holiday that Christians should not participate in.”.

Over the years, Krista has referred people to Ken Samples' short article, "The Tricky Topic of Halloween." Her kids enjoyed dressing up for Halloween and creating their own costumes. But her thinking has shifted a bit on this topic. See what you think.

 

Last week we discussed the Evolving Faith conference a bit. Krista wanted to follow that up with some thoughts about Jen Hatmaker's post about the conference. Hatmaker was one of the major speakers at the conference.


In particular, we commented about this passage. Is it true that the Bible was written by marginalized people to marginalized people?

 

Let’s look into the future a bit. We try to stay off politics as much as possible, except when there is a direct tie in to the Christian worldview. But this week a British court declared Biblical understanding of sex ‘incompatible with human dignity.’


A British court ruled against a doctor –– David Mackereth –– worked as a disability assessor for the UK’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) was fired after being questioned by an employment agency official about how he would handle clients who asked to be referred to as members of the opposite sex. The court declared that a Christian understanding of sex is inherently unjust.



Then, presidential candidate Beto made this comment at the CNN Equality Town Hall. We have some thoughts.



 

Ellen went to the Cowboys game last Sunday. And was photographed sitting next to George W. Bush.



Once again, cancel culture rushed in with judgment. So then, she had to explain herself. “I'm friends with George Bush. It's good to have friends with different views.”


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