I Don’t Like Halloween

I have never been a fan of Halloween. It is not a hill I am going to die on but I do have a few thoughts you may wish to consider. Especially if you are a Christian.

1. Google “Halloween.” If you are going to celebrate it, you ought to know what you are celebrating. That seems fair.

2. Stay away from anything even remotely connected with the occult. That stuff gets in people’s heads and has no place in the life of a Christian. None.

3. If your child struggles with fear, keep scary crap away from them. This should be obvious. It doesn’t appear to be.

4. Support Halloween alternatives at your church. This can be a win/win. Especially evangelistic things like “Trunk or Treat.” Kids get candy and everyone gets Jesus.

5. Pray about your participation (or lack thereof) in Halloween. Ask God, “How can I navigate this in a way that honors You and does good and not harm to my family.” It is a serious prayer.

I realize that I am not in a majority here, but I do not believe Christian parents should simply “go with the flow” on all kinds of things these days. Halloween is one of them.

I have never been a fan of Halloween. I am less so than ever these days. It seems to me that life is scary enough without exposing ourselves and our families to things designed to “disturb our peace.” Especially when the peace of so many is so disturbed already.

And with that, I have said my piece for 2022 and will move on…until next year of course. 🙂

Rev. Shane L. Bishop has been the Sr. Pastor of Christ Church in Fairview Heights, Illinois since 1997.


Published by Rev. Shane L. Bishop

Senior Pastor of Christ Church, Fairview Heights, IL since 1997. I am an orthodox Christian but I am not in a bad mood about it.

One thought on “I Don’t Like Halloween

  1. I am also not a fan of Halloween and the decorations have become way too scary! I am sure many children are suffering from nightmares if the drive around neighborhoods.

    Kathy Borth


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