Pastor's Blog

October 19, 2019

I’ve come to believe that, despite its darker side – Halloween can be redemptive! After all it’s the opportunity for children and adults alike to pretend and to role play.  But more than this, we get to face some of our fears, including the reality of evil, and the fear of death.   

I’m thinking about Anne Rice,perhaps the most well-known author of “vampire” novels, and who penned The Vampire Chronicles.  She has made millions on these dark gothic novels that tap into the human longing to escape death and find immortality.  In her books, the vampire characters are immortals who can kill or give eternal life through blood.  She describes a vampire as one who “is cast out into the darkness but refuses to give up on meaning….” and looking back, Rice says that “I [too] was groping through the darkness.”  

In an interview with Cindy Crosby (Christianity Today) Rice talks about how she lost a child to leukemia; and that...

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