Halloween, part 2

This Friday is Halloween. As a parent, I look forward to it because our kids have so much fun. Anna is going to be Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, and Olivia is going to be Little Red Riding Hood. When I was a kid…Halloween ruled for one reason…THE CANDY!!!. We would take our pillowcases and wander the neighborhood until they were full.

Christians have different perspectives on Halloween. Typically, they break into three groups: It's fine, lighten up; It's Satanic, avoid it; and celebrate…just don't do anything evil or creepy. I will confess that I am somewhat surprised by the passion some Christians feel on each side of the whole issue. Where are you?

Beliefnet.com has some great resources to help everyone sort through it. As for me and my house, we'll go trick-or-treating. However, I understand why some parents might be wary of it. 

Dr. Tim Spivey is Pastor of New Vintage Church in Escondido, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on numerous websites, including: ChurchLeaders.com, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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