I had a parent ask me a great question today that I want to post to you:
Is there a good book that would explain the Presbyterian beliefs on Reformation versus Halloween? I want to be able to discuss with the kids and have some true facts that make sense. Wikipedia has a lot of information, much to sort through and try to make basic sense of. What do you suggest?
I’m glad you asked! Great question! No books that I’m aware of but some good articles and other resources:
blogs/tgc/2012/10/31/9-things- you-should-know-about- halloween-and-reformation-day/
- There is a FREE video TODAY only – great for teaching family about the Reformation: http://www.
ligonier.org/blog/reformation- day-free-download-rc-sprouls- luther-and-reformation/
- Here is a interesting audio podcast for a cultural warrior of the Christian faith, Al Mohler: http://www.
albertmohler.com/2008/10/28/ what-should-christian- families-do-with-halloween/
- Here ia an interesting article. It’s a little over-the-top in my opinion but some good things for parents to think about. I don’t place as much emphasis on the pagan traditions when talking about the history of halloween because it was probably Christians who started the dress up idea (although you could argue they were uninformed Christians): http://www.
albertmohler.com/2012/10/29/ christianity-and-the-dark- side-what-about-halloween-4/
Hope this helps!