Hey, here’s a thought (for you like two and a half people that read this blog): What ways can we “do Halloween” that will show people God’s love and the grace of the gospel?
The top four options (as I have seen it) that Christians and churches have historically chosen are these:
- withdraw completely and be condemning of Halloween.
- create an “alternative celebration” at the church building: geared toward getting the kids out of trick-o-treating… or towards “reaching out to the community”… or some combination of both.
- participate in Halloween festivities, parties, TOTing, etc. but just without the “evil” emphasis (no ghouls, witches, scary stuff, etc.)
- participate fully in Halloween.
Any new ideas? Any ways we can go out and among the folks that are doing a regular ole’ Halloween and bring the kingdom? Show God’s love? Shine some light? Outside the walls of the Church?
And, if you are NOT a Christian, if you are not a “church” person: what do you think? What do you think of the ways Christians have done things around Halloween?