Honestly, there’s not much I like about Halloween and never has been (except Almond Joy). I used to rebel as a kid when it was time to head to fall festivals dressed up as Bible characters. I would go dressed like a tennis player (so I could serve in the King’s court) or a bandit (thief in the night) trying to avoid wearing another shepherd-still-in-his-bathrobe scene that the church was already full of.
As an adult, I have tried to avoid the whole scene too, even before kids. Christie and I have sat in the dark and ignored the knocking before, and that was probably wrong on our part. We were wasting Halloween.
The last few years, I see how I’ve been wasting it. This article I read yesterday was very helpful:
Living with missional intentionality means that you approach life as a missionary in your context.
We should creatively engage our neighbors with the Gospel. This is a great way to get started (read those last three words again).
Read the article here: Why All Good Christians Should Celebrate Halloween
And this is the same tone, Halloween – Trick or Retreat?
The first link requires an HT to Tim Challies, and he authored the second article (2007).