Halloween: Trick or Treat?

Kids in costumes and candle-lit pumpkins… this video by Glen Scrivener takes a closer look at the origin and message of All Hallows Eve!


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Halloween may not be quite what you think…

While Halloween can often be a time associated with ghosts, devils and darkness, this video is designed to share the good news that Jesus is the light of the world!

In this Spoken Word, Glen Scrivener unpacks the medieval origins of Halloween. He explores how the Church would mock the forces of darkness, knowing that the future is futile for any such force.

This video starts with the feel of a modern day Halloween, complete with dressed-up children 'trick or treating'… but it goes on to point us to Jesus - the Light of the world.

Possible Discussion Questions

  • What do you make of the origins of Halloween?
  • Discuss the nature and effect of light... what do you think Jesus means when he says he is the 'Light of the world'?

Related Bible Reference

  • John 8:12


Produced by Speak Life

Speak Life prayerfully preach the gospel, train Christians in evangelism and resource the church for its mission to the world. Speak Life produce video resources, and a regular podcast that help Christians to engage on key topics.

Performed by Glen Scrivener

Glen Scrivener is originally from Australia and has lived in the UK for more than half his life. He started as curate at All Soul’s Church, Eastbourne, where he and his family still worship. Currently he is the Director of Speak Life based in Eastbourne trying to spread the gospel through missions and online presence.

Videographer Cinematic Tide
Music by Josh Lucas

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