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 baby upset with our culture of materialism
December 5th, 2016

Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Bodhi Day, Winter Solstice, Yule, Pancha Ganapti, etc etc. December brings with it a host of traditional holidays across the religious spectrum. Winter, for much of recorded human history, was a time for families to come together … 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