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Magis Center March 24, 2023 4 min read

The Purpose of a Myth: Insights from J.R.R. Tolkien and Mircea Eliade

What is the purpose of a myth? They have 2 functions: to give strength through a connection with transcendent reality and to present a paradigm for action.
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Matthew A. Tsakanikas March 22, 2023 8 min read

Sinai as Interpretive Key to Genesis Part I: Entering the Cult

Dr. Tsakinikas looks at Mount Sinai and sets out to encourage people to view Adam and Eve's story without utilizing biological explanations of origins.
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Joel Fernandes March 20, 2023 2 min read

Overcoming Loneliness, Isolation, and Failed Relationships

Take a look at the numbers for marriages and divorces and then see how love is the answer to overcoming loneliness.
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Katie Kresser, Ph.D March 17, 2023 6 min read

Art for the Ages: Da Vinci’s Last Supper

A Look at Leonardo da Vinci's 'Last Supper' and an answer to the question: does art have universal resonance?
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Magis Center March 15, 2023 2 min read

Speak the Faith: A Public Speaking Course on Faith

Announcing a new course: Speak the Faith. Help young people learn to defend the Catholic Faith by teaching the importance of public speaking.
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Magis Center March 13, 2023 5 min read

Negative Near Death Experiences and Hell 

Discover the three types of negative near-death experiences, common responses, and what negative near-death experience stories can teach us about hell.
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Magis Center March 3, 2023 4 min read

8 Deadly Sins in Literature: Sloth

A look through literature for examples of the deadly sin of sloth.
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Magis Center February 25, 2023 8 min read

Almsgiving: in the Bible, as Justice, and Everyday

Almsgiving is the act of giving our abundance to others—it is an act we should carry out daily and see as a means of justice.
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Carol Lynn Miller February 22, 2023 6 min read

5 Saint John Paul II Quotes That Will Inspire You This Lent

Read these are five quotes from the Lenten messages of St. John Paul that can help encourage and strengthen your personal Lenten journey.
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Magis Center February 21, 2023 9 min read

The Fine-Tuned Universe: 4 Fine-Tuning Examples

Fine-tuning is the assumption that the universe cannot cause its own existence. Therefore it must have a creator. But what are some fine-tuning examples?
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Magis Center February 17, 2023 11 min read

The 5 Transcendentals (And How they Provide Evidence for the Soul)

There are five transcendentals that philosophers have recognized since the time of Plato. What are they, and how can they provide evidence for a soul?
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John Clark February 15, 2023 4 min read

Apologetics Begins At Home

Atheism is clearly on the rise—how do we stop atheism among young people before it starts? With apologetics—the kind that begins at home.
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