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All Saints and All Souls and Prayers, Oh My!

October 24, 2019 by

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We come in November to the winding down of the Christian year, but before we get there we have two great observances.  Unfortunately, there are some Christians who get them confused, so let’s look briefly at the first two days of November. November first is the feast of All Saints’, the day when we remember […]

Christians and Hallowe’en

October 23, 2019 by

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(reprinted from 2008) In recent years we have started to hear some Christian groups encouraging Christians not to observe Hallowe’en, not to let our children trick-or-treat, not to go to costume parties. Many of those groups urge churches to have “harvest parties” as an alternative, or even just ignore the day entirely and pretend it […]

Christians and Hallowe’en

October 23, 2019 by

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It’s that time of year again–time for crazies to carp and tell you falsehoods about Christianity.  Have a look at my annual post about Hallowe’en!