I say celebrate… maybe its a case of Christians taking advantage of Halloween?
This is a trailer for a “Hell House”. A lovely little thing that is basically an attempt to scare people into loving God… or something like that?
And yes. There is a age rating for probably good reason. I dont know what they’re saying about some of the abuse that is suggested to be taking place, but I’m not sure if the producers of this are seeing what I’m seeing.
Previously I’ve wondered what a Christian Halloween Costume may look like, but what about Trick or Treating? What if a Christian wanted to doll out tricks at Halloween? I admit most of these are based on the person at the door dishing out the tricks… this is presuming you can be quick at dishing out the tricks…
But what should should Christian Halloween tricks look like? Here’s out list*:
Open the door, bash them with a Bible. Explain that will teach them for calling you a Bible basher.
Answer the door in tears, explain that you’re looking for your lost coin, and beg for their help.
Dress up as the Pope. Speak to them in Italian. Only Italian.**
Arrange for a sheep to come out your door when it’s open. Explain that you need to run and find it.
Open your door dressed up as Mark Driscoll.
If you’re actually going Trick or Treating, if anyone asks for a trick, run into their house and pray in every room. In tongues. Loudly. Whilst throwing oil all over the place. Leave a church leaflet for when you go.
Alternatively, form a mini choir and sing a number of worship choruses. Loudly, and out of tune. Leave with them with a leaflet saying “If you want to hear more, come to our church”.
Give Bible tracts instead of sweets.
Any more you can suggest?
*All of these are a little silly. Probably best you don’t do any of these.
** Probably not as effective in Italy.
We’re now well into October. Its nearly Christmas! Well, before its Christmas we first have Halloween. A time of year where (it seems that) mostly children walk around streets asking strangers for sweets, while dressed in mostly silly costumes.
How should a Christian react to Halloween? Well speaking from a costume prospective, we have a number of ideas of what costumes Christians should wear while opening their doors on Halloween.
Be a Monk!
Open the door, and pretend to be a monk. Bonus points for Monty Python impressions…
It seems that JesusWeen was a thing in America awhile back. Sadly the Jesusween website seems to be down, so I can confirm if its meant to be spelt Jesus Ween or JesusWeen, but I have found this little bundle of joy below.
(I like to think this video is a parody… I really do)
That time of year is coming when children around the country will start knocking on peoples doors, and saying Trick or Treat. Now this isn’t a list about how Christians can respond to Halloween (even though I may write that one year), I’m going to presume you have decided to metaphorically embrace Trick or Treaters. This is all about what Christians could give for Trick or Treat.