Month: October 2012

A Halloween Primer… Part 4: The Candy Itself is Nothing

First of all let me start off with an apology.  Work has been a bear these last couple weeks giving me little to no time to update.   Even today my beautiful wife has forced me to the blog-o-sphere in order to put my theological thoughts on Halloween down before the actual day comes and goes.…
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October 30, 2012 0

A Halloween Primer… Part 3: Celebrating Samhain — Western Style.

I am tempted to jump ahead a bit.  After conversations with family and friends that are reading my posts, it would seem that I may be being misunderstood a little;  at least my intentions are being misinterpreted.  Although I may question the rectitude of a Christian worldview embracing Samhain, I am not expecting to see the…
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October 12, 2012 1

A Halloween Primer… Part 2: What’s in a name? The Christian Attempt to Subvert a Celebration.

I will admit up front, the title of this blog post is purposefully provocative.  A brief history lesson will explain why. All Saints’ Day was officially declared by Pope Boniface IV in 609 or 610 as an official church holiday to commemorate martyrs of the faith; sort of a Christian Remembrance Day.  Likely feasts of this…
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October 6, 2012 0