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0 thoughts on “Greg Stier on Halloween”

  1. I understand the idea of not being so legatistical that we hide away and as Stier writes ‘play bible trivia’ and that we should use it as an opportunity to share the gospel BUT the very fact that I did not agree to celebrate Halloween with my friends and their children gave me an opportunity to explain some of my beliefs that otherwise would have been lost. Are Christians in danger of being so eager to engage with their culture that there is virtually no obvious distinction between them and anyone else? We are called to be set apart so that others will see Christ and be drawn to know him.

  2. To be honest, it doesn’t bother me one way or other. There’s lots about halloween that is simply mindless fun. Whether that means people are blindly stumbling into darker things I don’t know!

    We have to avoid remaining in a church ghetto, just doing church things, just having church friends, sheltering ourselves and our kids from all non-christian life.

    Do the children of christian parents that leave the church do so because a) “real” life comes as a shock to their sheltered lives or b) too much time spent in the world as they grow up turns their heads away? Another debate here methinks

    so halloween or not, I don’t know, I just don’t want it to be another reason why the christian life looks boring, not fun, prudish etc….

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