Ben Akers is director of the Denver Catholic Biblical School and the Denver Catechetical School. He also serves as adjunct instructor at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary and St. Francis School of Theology for diaconate formation, both in Denver. He attained a master’s degree in Scripture while working as a FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) missionary at both the University of Denver and the University of Colorado. He then went on to study and work in Rome, Italy, directing a study abroad program for Christendom College. While in Rome, he attained a license degree in sacred theology (STL) from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. He is currently working on his doctoral dissertation.
Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Which Spirit? Ghosts, Vampires and Zombies from a Catholic Perspective
"Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen” (Luke 24:5)
Everywhere we turn in our culture we find an obsession with spiritual realities, the “undead,” and paranormal activity. This talk will explore the “living dead” from a Catholic perspective and consider whether it is good for the living to spend so much time dwelling on the dead