Celebrating Christ’s Victory Over The Demonic
with Dr. Rev. Donald Minter
Halloween, without question, creates an uneasiness for most Christians, who in all honesty, simply don’t know how they ought to participate, if at all. Many, perhaps most, fearing the wrath of their children, anoint the cultural celebration with some other label, proclaiming a “Harvest Celebration”, “Fall Festival” or some other creative label. We wink at each other, suspecting we are fooling no one, while the children run through the church parking lot collecting halloween candy at the “Trunk or Treat” party. Sadly, much of the Christian Church, misses a marvelous opportunity to seize the most popular holiday in American culture, infusing it with the glorious news of the Gospel: Christ’s Victory Over The Demonic! Let’s remind ourselves of why we ought to teach our children to radically celebrate the Joy of Halloween.