About Tomorrow (Halloween)

Editor's Note: This blog was originally published in 2013. The ChurchandCulture.org Team thought it was an important read for Halloween.

I grew up in a day when Halloween was little more than pumpkins, fall festivals, hayrides, and dressing up as a pirate or a farmer to go trick-or-treating.And that is what it held for my now very post-Halloween-age children as well.

I know its history, but few celebrations in our day are free of pagan roots – almost all had a pagan heritage that were later seized and transformed by a Christian culture.

So that doesn't mean much to me.

On the Christian calendar, it's actually to be celebrated as part of Reformation Day, when Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg church which sparked the Protestant Reformation.

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