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  • What Is Time? Part VI: Why God Created Time
    on September 24, 2020

    This is the sixth and final article in the series “What is Time.” In this article, I’ll discuss the timelessness of God and why God had to create time to allow for free will and moral choice. In the previous articles, I gave brief accounts of the philosophy of time, the neuropsychology of time, time’s arrow, entropy, time and the physics of relativity, and time and quantum mechanics.

  • A Risk Worth Taking
    on September 21, 2020

    In the 1995 Academy Award winning movie “Braveheart,” the main character, William Wallace, delivers a powerful speech to a group of men who are considering running away from battle:

  • New Video Campaign Explores the Impressive Level of Order in the Universe—and the Purpose That it Implies
    on September 17, 2020

    The Magis Center is launching a new John Templeton Foundation funded campaign, “The Purposeful Universe. The campaign will be promoted to journalists, bloggers, and also on social media platforms through mid-December.  Here is the text of the press release that went out yesterday.. Please forward to friends, family, colleagues, etc.

  • A Must-Read for Those Interested in Christian Worldview
    on September 12, 2020

    Christendom College Theology Chairman Dr. Matthew Tsakanikas has a new three-part article, “Cultivating Time for Eternity,” which is essential reading for anyone interested in big picture narratives. 

  • When a Society Abandons Truth
    on September 8, 2020

    Whether it appears on Facebook, Twitter or a dozen other similar venues, a high percentage of online discussions—whatever the topic—eventually devolve to the point of invective, pejorative, and name-calling. The apex of this is often considered to be something called “Godwin’s Law.” 

Fr. Robert J. Spitzer

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Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D., the President and co-founder of Magis, is a Catholic Priest in the Society of Jesus and former President of Gonzaga University. The Magis Center provides comprehensive and systematic responses to restore, reconstruct, and revitalize belief in God, the transcendent dignity of every person, the significance of virtue, the higher levels of happiness, love, and freedom, and the real presence of Jesus Christ.

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Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth.

Saint John Paul II: Fides et Ratio

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