8 Reasons Why I’m a Fan of Halloween


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I wrote a blog post five years ago about how much I love Halloween. Emily encouraged me to repost it, so here we go…

I love Halloween. I know. I’m not supposed to love Halloween since I’m a Christian and a pastor, but I do. Here’s why:

  1. Friends from my neighborhood come to my front door, unannounced, to visit.
  2. I get the chance to meet neighbors that I haven’t met before.
  3. I have the opportunity to engage in conversations I would not normally have.
  4. My kids are darn cute when they dress up in costumes.
  5. My home feels warm and inviting after being outside for a couple of hours.
  6. No one is expecting me to do anything “pastoral” on Halloween evening. I can just be normal Tony.
  7. I have a rich assortment of candy that I can steal from my kids.
  8. I get to enjoy a fun evening with my family.

I’m probably going to get slammed for admitting this. After all, Halloween is supposed to be the evil holiday. But, until someone comes up with a alternative holiday where I get to connect with my neighbors and enjoy quality family time, I’m going to be a fan of Halloween.

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About Author

Tony Morgan

Tony is the Chief Strategic Officer and founder of The Unstuck Group. For 14 years, Tony served on the senior leadership teams at West Ridge Church (Dallas, GA), NewSpring Church (Anderson, SC) and Granger Community Church (Granger, IN). He's written several books and articles that have been featured with the Willow Creek Association, Catalyst and Pastors.com.

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