As I gear up to watch Luther tonight to celebrate my denominational heritage and as I also gear up to take my daughter trick-or-treating and be prepared to hand out candy myself I continue to acknowledge the struggle that many Christians (including myself) have every time October 31 comes around. I’m growing more and more of the opinion that because our God is a God of redemption we should do as much as humanly possible to redeem our culture.
One thing is for sure about this day: Martin Luther took a stand in the midst of great opposition to do his best to redeem the culture he was a part of. That is grand and I’m glad to continue to be a part of the result of the Reformation.
Instead of drafting an entire post on the issue I thought it would be helpful to send you to two places I’ve found helpful.
- Funny and helpful: 5 Keys to a Sufficiently Christian Halloween
- Logical and Helpful: Stand to Reason Blog: Halloween Worries, Doctrine Apathy
What do you think about participating in Halloween? (and please only answer if you can use sufficient, in-context Scripture references to strongly support your opinion, don’t just say “because it’s evil” )