Many people at the Center wonder why we try to balance the difficult issues surrounding this holiday. For us, it is about learning how to take on difficult issues, and work our way through compicated issues as Christians. We believe by taking on these very relevant issues to children and young families, it helps all of us learn to discern and think biblically in a culture that has lost its moral compas in many ways. The following articles below provide lots of great information about everything from how to talk to your kids, to what are the origins of the holiday. Please let us now how to improve this page by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Halloween Resources from a Christian Perspective
* Halloween; what's a Christian to do? by Steve Russo
* Mommy, Why Don't We Celebrate Halloween by Linda Winwood
Alternative Halloween ideas:
* Give candy with a really good tract geared toward kids, or tape a nickel or dime to an orange pumpkin that has the words "Jesus Loves You!" prominently written on it.
* Go door-to-door with your kids dressed in Biblical or other positive character costumes and bless the people with "God bless you!" or "Jesus loves you!" as you leave. Give them a gift as well in the form of a good, non-religious-looking tract.
* Host a safe non-halloween party for the neighborhood kids where they play games, eat snacks, have fun, hear the gospel, and take it home with them. On his radio show, Chuck Colson pointed out that October 31 is also the day that Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany. Maybe, we could focus on the history of the Reformation.