Love the cartoon! Personally, I like the ‘lights party’ idea as the best response a Christian can have to hallowe’en. I don’t want to look like I’m passing judgement and spoiling everyone’s fun.
I think Squidge managed to answer the door last year and announced, in her high-pitched squeak, “Sorreee! We don’t do hallowe’en!” and slammed the door in their face. Which is another way of tackling an issue. Get yourself a Squidge.
Saw this great cartoon by Crimperman yesterday about some traditional Christian responses to Halloween:
As regular readers will know, we now like to carve a Christian pumpkin and tell our callers about it before giving them sweeties and a tract. Mez McConnell in Niddrie has been thinking through his responses to Halloween with the help of a thought-provoking blog by Steve Utley.
We in the Vicarage are going to have to do some extra thinking through this week as the Joker has been invited to a Halloween party this week and we need to work out how to respond. What will you be doing this Wednesday evening?
Welcome to the parallel universe of Sunday morning in an English non-conformist evangelical church. Click the link to watch my first-ever animation. It’s not brilliant – and I couldn’t get the camera angles to work properly, but it’s not bad for a first attempt I reckon. The choice of voices was somewhat limited – only a plummy RP accent for ladies, and the only non-RP male accent that was vaguely acceptable was the Australian one. I’d have loved to have done this with Yorkshire or Lincolnshire accents.Viva English humour 😉 Check it out!
I am not a huge fan of facebook, but I realise others enjoy it, so I have created a facebook page for Just Zoë, Just Life. This may make it easier to access for those who don’t wish to sign up to notifications from wordpress.
I have been humming this song this morning. Cheered me up no end 🙂 Lovely, rousing song. I nearly became a soldier in the Salvation Army a few years ago. Then I went and joined the Baptists… There are some things the Sally Army do so very well. This song is one of them:
To God be the glory, great things He hath done.
So loved He the world that He gave us His son
Who yielded His life, an atonement for sin,
And opened the life gates that all may go in.
Praise the Lord!
Let the earth hear His voice.
Praise the Lord!
Let the people rejoice.
Oh, come to the Father through Jesus the son
And give Him the glory,
Great things He hath done!
To all my readers: have a blessed day – may you walk in grace 🙂