Halloween Preparedness: Are You Ready For the Undead Hordes?

randomlychad  —  October 25, 2012 — 10 Comments


Halloween is coming, and with it hordes of the undead. They will be descending upon your doorsteps in countless, shambling, ravenous hordes.

Do you have a plan?

They will show up hungry, demanding of you not flesh, but candy. Metric tons of it.

You can:

1) Hide–leave your lights off. Don’t open the door. You never know who’s out there these days. Play dead.

2) Open your door, pass out sweets, embrace the fun of it. Make it not about death, but life. People long for community, connection. Make it happen!

3) Go outside–embrace your neighbors, get to know them. You might find they’re not so different after all. Chances are very good that most people you meet aren’t satanists out to hex you. The point is: how are we to be salt and light if we’re not interacting with people outside the household of faith?

4) Go to your church’s harvest festival–but invite your neighbors. Salt set apart by itself has no savor.

4) Along with candy, procure and pass out copies of Clay Morgan’s excellent book, Undead: Revived, Resuscitated, Reborn. In it he tells, in a wise, witty, well-researched yet accessible, way tales of the undead from the New Testament. In fact, read it for yourself, and you may just find yourself better prepared to face those undead hordes coming for your candy.

Just my $.02, folks.

What do you think?




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  • Ricky Anderson

    We’re totally hiding this year. Next year we’ll probably take Evan around, but I think you should be able to stand up on your own and say ‘trick-or-treat’ before you’re allowed out for that sort of thing.

    • Believe we’ve done all of the above at one time or another. Makes sense to me!
      Have you read Clay’s book? It’s the bomb!

      • Ricky Anderson

        I bought it…does that count? I don’t really have time to read any more.

        I feel horrible about this. Don’t tell Clay (Ok, I already did).

        • He won’t know a thing. But it doesn’t matter because you are awesome.

  • The great thing about living in the Holler is that no one comes to trick or treat unless they really mean to. Which is hardly anyone. In the event they do, I have the cans of tuna, potted meat and vienna sausages ready.

  • Whatever you do, please don’t ONLY pass out a really good Christian book or pamphlet. That is the kind of the thing that gives Christians a really bad name in their neighborhoods. Christians should be handing out the best candy and the most of it, with love. Please do that.