Happiness, Suffering and the Love of God (HS&LOG)
The Magis Center produces educational materials designed to refute contemporary “inaccurate secular myths”. One such myth is, “Suffering in the world proves God doesn’t exist. If God was all powerful he could stop suffering and if God was all loving he would stop suffering.” It sounds compelling but this is all built upon ignorance of the facts and faulty logic. This myth is addressed piece by piece with Happiness, Suffering and the Love of God as Father Spitzer walks us through this important topic.
All Magis Center materials are aligned with the USCCB-Curriculum Framework and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. To help teachers/facilitators better use HS&LOG, we offer free online: 1) Power Point Presentations (PPP) in PDF format, and 2) Teacher’s Resource Manual (TRM) also PDF with: detailed lesson plans, prayers, handouts, assessments, additional activities, video clips, and more, all which can be used in a variety of settings and classroom time frames.
These materials are designed to be used with the DVD or the VOD video set. You have the option of printing student handouts from the TRM or you can purchase student workbooks which contain all of the handouts and quizzes. We promote this latter option because the students are more likely to keep these books for future reference. You will need an Adobe Reader or other PDF reader to use the online TRM and/or the PPP.
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns about these materials or their use. We will try to respond to all questions within 24 hours on weekdays. Please feel free to send us your insight and observations. We are always looking for ways to improve our products.
Click on the Teachers Resource Manual to get started or click on a Lesson. The lessons can also be opened directly from the TRM.