Noonday Light: Reflections on Halloween

“Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.”
– Colossians 3:2 –


Halloween is America’s  second largest consumer holiday, one that is too easily rejected or embraced, without careful thought or biblical reflection. Therefore, on the eve of this dark night, take time to consider how a Christian should think about Halloween’s casual promotion of evil, death, and the grave.

Where Did the ‘-een’ come from in Halloween? Let the wordsmiths at give you a brief etymology of the word Halloween. (

Christianity and Dark Side–What about Halloween? Albert Mohler points to a number of the concerns Christians should have with Halloween. (Albert Mohler)

Halloween and Evangelical Identities. Russell Moore provides a humorous and accurate ‘Rorschach test‘ to discern what various approaches to Halloween say about our evangelical identity. I guess I’m a conservative evangelical.

The Body of Jesus and Halloween. Patrick Schreiner helps us think about the ‘horrors’ of this life and how Christ’s death and resurrection are incompatible with Halloween’s glorification of evil (Ad Fontes)

Halloween: Mocking the Darkness. You can thank Tony Reinke for pointing to this excellent ‘spoken word’ video from “10 of those,” a Christian resources ministry from across the pond.  Watch it. And then watch it again. (

Soli Deo Gloria, dss