Trending Faith: Spirits, Demons and Ghosts

person looking at a ghost Posted on July 14, 2015  in  [ Theology & Ministry ]

Are ghosts real?

On this week’s Trending Faith, College of Theology Dean Jason Hiles, PhD, sat down with University Pastor and Dean of Students Tim Griffin to discuss this topic.

There is a story in the Old Testament involving the Witch of Endor and her resurrection of spirits, but both Dr. Hiles and Pastor Tim aren’t sure there is much tangible evidence suggesting the presence of ghosts.

Dr. Hiles does admit he enjoyed the Casper the Ghost cartoon in his youth, and Pastor Tim notes society’s fascination with zombies and vampires in today’s popular culture. But biblical references of spiritual beings almost exclusively denote angels or demons.

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