Episode 26 – Her & Hymn: Spooky Edition

Kainos Project
Kainos Project
Episode 26 - Her & Hymn: Spooky Edition

Halloween is an important celebration in American culture. Trick-or-treating, costumes, and themed parties are all time-honored traditions in most of our communities.

But what are the origins of the holiday? And what do they mean for us as Christians? This week on the podcast, that’s exactly what we want to discuss.

In this episode, we dive into the history of Halloween, which is actually kind of a long story. It dates back thousands of years and spans Celtic, Roman, Aztec, and American cultures and has often fused together both pagan and Christian celebrations.

As we unpack all of that, we will talk about whether or not Christians should celebrate Halloween, and if so, in what manner.


Regardless of culture, people for thousands of years have had the distinct sense that the spiritual realm exists among us. Click To Tweet Ghosts aren't real. But demonic forces are. Click To Tweet As westerners, it's harder for us to full acknowledge the presence of demonic forces in our world. But they're real. Click To Tweet Good rule of thumb. Go trick-or-treating. Don't try to summon the dead. Click To Tweet We should never miss an opportunity to be connected with our community. Click To Tweet

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