A cross carved in jack o lantern
October 18th, 2019

Christian model Hailey Bieber recently asked for Halloween costume ideas from her 23 million Instagram followers. She unwittingly unleashed a deluge of comments calling her a ‘FAKE CHRISTIAN’ and re-ignited the debate on whether or not Christians should celebrate a holiday with pagan origins that celebrates the occult. Continue reading

Jack O' Lantern in the forest
October 18th, 2019

It’s October, which means that almost anywhere you go, you’ll see signs of Halloween. From spooky decorations around the neighborhood, to carved pumpkins adorning front porches, to giant bags of candy piled high in supermarket aisles, it’s impossible to miss the festivities which culminate on October 31st. But why do we celebrate this holiday in the first place? Continue reading

A Halloween store selling decorations and costumes
October 17th, 2019

A Texas pastor found himself in hot water after publicly urging his followers to ensure Halloween gets a surprising Christian twist this year. Pastor David Grisham Jr. used his Facebook page to spread the word about a fantastic plan he’d crafted to help convert nonbelievers and “lukewarm Christians” who participate in “pagan celebrations like Halloween.” Continue reading

Creepy Haunted House
October 17th, 2019

Every October, churches across the country host their own biblical twist on the haunted house. ‘Hell Houses’ are designed to scare teens into following Jesus by showing graphic depictions of sins like racism, gun violence, and sexual abuse. Now the world’s most controversial hell house is opening its doors for yet another Halloween season, and some are wondering if fear really is the best motivator for belief in Jesus. Continue reading

Woman claims she's had sex with a ghost
October 30th, 2018

A British woman insists that she’s had sexual relations with at least 20 ghosts over the past decade. After settling down with a particularly special phantasmal being, the happy couple is now planning to get married. Continue reading

Legend of Stingy Jack
October 25th, 2018

Pumpkins have been carved and illuminated for centuries, yet few people know the origins behind the practice. How did we decide to start carving pumpkins, and how did Jack O’ Lanterns become a universally-recognized symbol of Halloween? Continue reading

A haunted house viewed through the trees.
October 13th, 2017

It’s October, the time of the year where people go to painstaking effort to decorate their porches with cobwebs, scarecrows, spiders, and other ghoulish items. But for some houses, the spooky activity doesn’t stop when Halloween ends. Some houses are just plain haunted. Continue reading

medium, ulc, minister, paranormal
October 18th, 2013

Universal Life Church ministers are infamous for their quirky, eccentric personalities and their innovative approach when they perform a wedding, funeral, or other minister rites. Now, a ULC minister who identifies as a psychic medium is expanding that definition even … Continue reading

October 24th, 2011

As Halloween approaches, many families are preparing for fun parties, trick-or-treating, apple-bobbing, and pumpkin-carving, but one pastor is waging a spiritual “battle” against the “evils” of the holiday through a process of Christianization. The new, Christian version of the co-opted … Continue reading