Few dates on the cultural calendar are more controversial in the church than Halloween. But what if that day was also on the church calendar? In our culture everyone knows the date of Halloween but very few know the date of the Protestant reformation. Interestingly, and not coincidentally as we will see, they are the same. How are the two related and what should the church’s stance be toward such a controversial holiday as Halloween? These and other questions I hope to answer in this article. Halloween was originally a word that simply meant All Hallows Eve.
Hallow is a word that means holy (we still use this word in our prayers) and by extension, saint. All Saints Day, All Hallows, was the day the church celebrated the Christians who were in union with Christ and his church and through … Read More »