Happy Halloween!

Every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. -1 John 4:3-4
A lot of Christians are troubled with Halloween. They feel it is a holiday that celebrates the demonic and relishes in the dark forces. Well, that certainly is true for some. And in American culture, anything that is scary or unexplainable seems to be dumped into Halloween…everything from the creepy to the crawly, from the spooky to the gory, to whatever gives you the chills. In America, the “melting pot of the world,” all the monsters, villains, evil characters and local myths from every part of the world have been dumped together in the melting pot (cauldron?) of Halloween. Current Americans seem to be fascinated with evil and the mystic (think of the epidemic popularity of “Harry Potter” and “Twilight”), and Halloween has become America’s second favorite holiday (after Christmas).


A Life of Action

When it comes to Superheroes, my mind does not immediately think of Wonder Woman…or any woman for that matter.  Girls are supposed to be the ones who are saved from distress, who can’t fend for themselves.  Girls depend on a big strong man to protect them…besides, they have cooties.
I’ll admit, my mind might still be in a child-like state when it comes to the comic book world.  I like the simplicity of evil bad guys and good heroes, strong men and weak women, dark cities with even darker alleys.  Being a grown adult however, I realize that life does not fit so nicely into such stark categories.  We all walk this earth with the potentiality for both good or evil and I can attest to the fact that I am just as dependent on my wife as she is on me.  Without each other, we’d fall apart.



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