Halloween, Playfulness, and G.K. Chesterton

Why is Halloween the second most commercially-successful holiday in the US, and growing? In a follow-up to the Faith, Science & Halloween post, this morning on The Catholic Channel at SiriusXM I had a chance to chat with Gus Lloyd about the whole Halloween thing. My argument: People are playful. I’m aware that people also [Read More...]

Faith, Science, and Halloween

Years ago, the big thing at Halloween was receiving the annual Jack T. Chick tract about how Halloween was one big festival of the satanic.  Fitting, since All Hallow’s Eve is a Catholic holiday, and we all know how Jack T.C. felt about Catholics. (If you don’t, and want to be amused by a tour [Read More...]

Christianity in Three Books

Taking up the challenge (It’s like Jeopardy: follow the link to find out what question I’m answering is) . . . 1.  The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. Christianity writ large.  You want to understand Christian spirituality, this is your book. 2. Handbook of Christian Apologetics by Kreeft & Tacelli.  You can’t learn everything [Read More...]


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