Category: Theology

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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

A Halloween Primer… Part 1: Introduction to My Party Pooper Ideas

For many years now I have had some issues with the way Christians celebrate Halloween.  Once I started researching the beginnings of and current celebrations around this “holiday” my thoughts began to change.  It has been easy to sit on the sidelines in a non participatory way over those last many years, but I suspect…
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September 29, 2012 1