Phil Colgan – Halloween

There are different views about how to approach Halloween. Love it? Ignore it? Tolerate it?

For me, though, I just don’t like this annual “celebration” on October 31. It's the association with goblins, ghouls and the occult that worries me about the Trick-or-Treat day.

But as I admit that, I feel like Ebenezer “Bah Humbug” Scrooge from A Christmas Carol.

With Halloween becoming more and more popular in Australia, I thought we should ask questions about where Halloween came from, what it's actually about and the possible impact it could have.

Anglican Minister from St George North in Sydney, Phil Colgan, joined me to discuss Halloween and how Christians might approach it.