As daytime shortens, our ensuing depression causes us a struggle to function or to find any joy in our relationships, even with God... Perhaps this is why it is appropriate that Halloween falls at the cusp of such a season.
"There are more things in heaven and on earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in our philosophy." – Hamlet (William Shakespeare's Hamlet, Act 1, scene 5) It's a phenomenon at least as old as written history. You're alone in a house, and yet you don't feel alone. You see a shadow, or perhaps a strange reflection … Continue reading Ghosts
There is an undercurrent of melancholy to this change of seasons, a reminder that, even in its beauty, this world is broken, and death and all sorts of sadness occur. Perhaps this is why it is fitting that Halloween falls in such a season.
Here are a few films that I never seem to shake when October hits.
In light of our victory over Satan, sin, and death, we should consider, ponder through, and pray over how we can learn from and celebrate Halloween as the Christian holiday it is and can be, proclaiming the gospel through pumpkins and plastic masks.
Everyone has favorite traditions for each holiday... What are your favorite movies, TV specials, music, and literature to enjoy in the days and weeks before Halloween and why?