The mission of the Magis Center is to explore and share the close connection between reason and faith as revealed by new discoveries in science, philosophy, and the historical study of the New Testament. We focus on ten life-transforming truths and four popular secular myths that undermine them.
1. The false conflict between Faith and Science.
2. The false conflict between Suffering and the Love of God.
3. The false conflict between Virtue and Freedom.
4. The false conflict between the historical Jesus and “the Jesus of the Gospels.”
The 2012 PEW Survey of Religion and Public Life indicates that the percentage of young millennials (born 1990 to 1994) declaring themselves "Nones" (no religious affiliation or no belief in God) is 34% while the general population sits at around 20%. We believe the secular myths are having a major negative impact on our youth.
The Magis Center provides today’s intellectual resources to respond to these four secular myths for high school, university, parish, and general audiences. Click on the appropriate tab below to explore our resources in each of these four areas.