Halloween can be a hard time for children who are Christians and who want to join in with what their friends are doing (trick or treating, going to parties etc.); especially when they are told by the world that it’s just ‘harmless fun’ and there is ‘nothing evil about it’. Where and when is it appropriate to join in with things and where should we take a stand for our beliefs. I was once invited to a ‘spooky party’ organised by a Christian who wanted to do something on Halloween. When I said I wouldn’t go they had a problem with this because in their eyes, it had nothing to do with Halloween.

We want to be in the world, but not of the world; but sometimes things take judgement calls and will be different for each person, there is no one hard and fast rule. The following article is written by Mike McKinley, and although he is coming from a North American perspective (where I think Halloween is a lot bigger in culture and is more accepted generally by Christians as it has more to do with dressing up for fun) there are some helpful principles we can apply in our situation. Have a look here……

http://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/blog/interestingthoughts/2015/10/27/should-christians-take-part-in-halloween-celebrati/