Halloween is a mixed bag. Talk to any 10-year-old and it’s a chance to frolic around in a costume and gorge on Tootsie Rolls and Butterfingers. But there’s no denying the occult origins of the holiday and its resulting bad reputation in Christian circles. So what’s a church to do?
|For a Halloween party at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Vineland, N.J., Karen W. Bernhardt, associate in ministry and “Egyptian princess,” tells of the sixth plague that God sent against the Egyptians. Kids could put their hands in a bowl of gel, which represented skin disease (Exodus 9:8-12).|
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