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Halloween Evangelism: 13 Ways to Honor Christ & Love Your Neighbors

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.

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?

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How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as a Christian Holiday

As Christians, how do we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

Nowadays it seems the green-themed Irish holiday is simply a time for corned beef and cabbage followed by drunken revelry. But as Christians, we know there is much more to life than that, and we have even better reasons to celebrate.

In fact, we have a blank check for celebrating, and should be ready to party at just about any excuse. Read more

Jolabokaflod: Every Bookworm’s New Favorite Christmas Tradition

Jolabokaflod is Iceland’s national holiday tradition. Loosely translated as “Christmas Book Flood,”¬†Jolabokaflod is a practice where everyone¬†gives books on Christmas Eve, then spends the rest of the evening curled up somewhere cozily reading those books. Read more