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Should Churches Host Trunk or Treats?

host Adriel Sanchez aired October 29, 2021

Episode 826 Show Notes 

From the Show

For some people, participating in Halloween might defile their conscience. And if you feel this way, then you shouldn’t. But we also know the ghouls and the goblins and those sorts of things associated with this season are nothing. They have no power.

Adriel Sanchez

Should Churches Host Trunk or Treats?

Questions in this Episode

  1. I found out that someone died in the home I live in. I know that “he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world,” but sometimes I get nervous. Should I be concerned about this?
  2. Our church hosts a Halloween trunk or treat. As a Christian, how should I respond as I don’t believe we should celebrate a man-made holiday associated with such an occasion?
  3. When churches host fall festivals, are they just compromising?
  4. My pastor is encouraging the church to show up on Sunday wearing Halloween costumes. Don’t you think that this crosses the line, isn’t church supposed to be sacred?
  5. I work on Sundays. Is it ok to worship on a different day of the week?

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Adriel Sanchez

Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as a host on the Core Christianity radio program, a live, daily call-in talk show where he answers listeners' questions about the Bible and the Christian faith. He and his wife Ysabel live in San Diego with their five children.

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