How do we Christians honor Christ and love our neighbors on Halloween?
More specifically, on a day when our neighbors are literally coming to our door and asking for gifts – what we might call “grace” – what is the best way to display the Greatest Gift of all?
That’s right, I’m talking about Halloween evangelism.
How can we ignore our call to share the good news on a night when our all-American culture of privacy and neighborly insulation is set aside? Are we called to disappoint kids by handing out tracts instead of candy, or hold them hostage while we make a presentation, or make up cutesy candy bags with tags that say, “Jesus is the best treat of all,” or should we try to show love in deed only but not in words?
Welcome to the second-ever edition of Give Good Gifts!
This is where we specifically think about why we should and how to give good gifts. Since we want to encourage you to live life generously in honor of the One who gave us everything, let’s take a look at some of the best gift ideas, ways to give, and thinking outside the box when it comes to gifts, grace, and generosity.
Welcome to the first edition of Give Good Gifts! Our goal here at All Gifts Considered is to help you in “living life generously.” To that end, we’re launching a periodical link roundup on all the best gift ideas and creative giving opportunities to inspire your generosity.
My favorite thriller films from the “classic movie” vaults. These are all at least slightly creepy and for the most part family-friendly. At least, they’re about as family-friendly as a film about murder can be.