Halloween Poll

October 30, 2006 by

How does your church deal with Hallowen?Last week we asked about the fall holiday that can cause some controversy in Christian circles. 34% welcome the opportunity Halloween offers to get to know their neighbors. 30% still participate but prefer to go with “Fall Harvest” instead of the villainish “Halloween”.

11% prefer to just eat candy all night long, and that’s not a bad plan.

This week we ask about how churches should respond to elections, since, uh, next week is an election. So far the straight and narrow answer of just reminding congregations to vote is out front with 55% of the vote.

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One Response to “Halloween Poll”

  • Rich Schmidt
    October 30, 2006

    I’m part of that 55%, but only because your poll didn’t include an option for what we’re doing. This Sunday I’m finishing our “My Big Question” series by addressing this one: “Is Jesus a Republican or a Democrat?” I’ll dig into some of the reasons why some Bible-believing Christians of good conscience will vote Democrat while others will vote Republican and still others will vote Libertarian or something else. I’ll encourage them to pray & investigate and then, yes, vote.
    So I wanted to check something more involved than “just” reminding them to vote, but every option beyond that included the idea of bias, and that’s pretty much the opposite of what we’re doing.
    Anybody else out there doing something similar?

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