Halloween and the Reformation

Halloween and the Reformation

Halloween and the Reformation

Halloween and the Reformation may not seem to have much in common. What does Halloween have to do with the Reformation? In this episode listen as you learn about Halloween alternatives.

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Among the secular holidays, Halloween probably is the most controversial … with good reason. Is it just a festival of candy for children in costume, or a throwback to Druidic rites and demonic celebration, or something in between? This episode we talk about how we’ve chosen to mark the season, and its connection with the Reformation that swept Europe in the 1500’s – with effects to this day. In this way, our children enjoy a celebration. A celebration of something we can believe in!

 

Things You Might Find Interesting about Halloween and the Reformation:

5 Tips for Reformation Day Fun (from Concordia Publishing House)

Our interview with Luther biographer Danika Cooley (episode 99)

Reformation Day: A Celebration of Heroism (from our blog, Raising Real Men)

 

Finish Well Radio – Heroes for Jesus Party

It’s October and it’s time to celebrate all the Heroes for Jesus. Listen in this month to hear why we don’t celebrate Halloween. Hear our teens talk about what a Heroes for Jesus Party is and how much fun they have had participating in and even working at them.

FW Radio – Heroes for Jesus Party

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People celebrate events happening in October different. With the fall in full bloom and Christmas around the corner now is the time to celebrate. How about a Heroes for Jesus Party? Don’t know how to have one? In this episode, you’ll learn how.

Be sure to follow this episode several ways! One by subscribing to this podcast here – and another is listening on iTunes, GooglePlay, download or listen on this website. Look up this podcast on any podcast app! You can also share this with a friend.

It’s October and while many people are celebrating Halloween we do not — in this episode, we share why we don’t celebrate Halloween.  If you have wondered about doing the same and feel the pressure from family and friends, rest assured. You will be blessed and encouraged!

Listen as our teens talk about what a Heroes for Jesus Party is and how much fun they have had participating in and even working at them for others to enjoy.

Here are other podcasts about October celebrations:

Halloween Alternatives If you feel that your children may miss out – take heart they won’t!

Why I Don’t Celebrate Halloween 

Halloween and the Reformation

 

HomeschoolingIRL

“Homeschooling, Halloween and Harry Potter”

Watching Harry Potter or celebrating Halloween will probably turn your child into a newt!  On this episode of Homeschooling In Real Life, Fletch and Kendra tackle the issue of parenting and schooling from a place of fear.

HomeschoolingIRL Episode 3: Homeschooling, Halloween and Harry Potter

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Homeschooling, Halloween, and Harry Potter? Are we nuts?

Well, yes, but that didn’t stop us from tackling two hot-potato topics that homeschoolers traditionally love to argue over. You, too?

In this episode, Fletch and Kendra talk about Halloween and the opportunity to love the places where God has put our families. We discuss fear and the life of the believer, and then Fletch elaborates about a character in the Harry Potter series that taught him a valuable lesson.

We promise if you listen, you won’t turn into a newt. You won’t be made fun of or persuaded to change your mind (unless the Holy Spirit does that), and we won’t send you out into the neighborhood looking for the scariest costume this year.

We just thought we’d put it all out on the table, with a big bowl of candy corn just to make sure we keep it sweet. Join us?

 

Show Notes for Episode #3

70 Vintage Halloween Costumes That Were Really Creepy, from Stuff You Should Know

From Christians and Halloween, Grace to You:

Evil spirits are no more active and sinister on Halloween than they are on any other day of the year; in fact, any day is a good day for Satan to prowl about seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8). But “greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4). God has forever “disarmed principalities and powers” through the cross Christ and “made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them through [Christ]” (Colossians 2:15).

Dolores Umbridge Speech (YouTube clip) from Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix

 

For more information about this podcast or to connect with Fletch and Kendra directly you can follow HomeschoolingIRL  on Facebook and Twitter. Fletch blogs regularly on theMangoTimes and is a monthly contributor to the Homeschool Post. Kendra can be found on either of her blogs Preschoolers and Peace or on her author site, KendraFletcher.com.