Faith & Film: a Magi Project Module


When: Sundays, April 8, 15 & 22 | 7:30-9:00 pm

Where: Penn Newman Center, 3720 Chestnut St


Modern cinema broaches many of the topics that have prompted conversation between scientists and persons of faith.  How did the universe come into being?  Does God exist and, if so, what role did God play?  The more we learn about the universe, the more we realize that we know so very little.  There is mystery still.  Join us for three evenings of conversation as part of Magi’s Faith & Film 3-part series as we navigate the relationship between science and faith and perhaps, in our searching, uncover some answers.

Session I: Interstellar

In Christopher Nolan’s groundbreaking science fiction epic, the Earth has been devastated by famine. There is only one way to ensure mankind’s survival: interstellar travel. A newly discovered wormhole in the far reaches of the solar system allows a team of astronauts to go where no man has gone before, in search of a world that may hold the key to humanity’s future.

Session II: Theory of Everything

Stephen Hawking was given just two years to live following the diagnosis of a fatal illness at 21 years of age. He became galvanized, however, by the love of fellow Cambridge student, Jane Wilde. James Marsh’s biography charts the life and legacy of one of the most celebrated theoretical physicists of the modern age.

Session III: Arrival

As nations teeter on the verge of global war, linguistics professor Louise Banks must race against time to find a way to communicate with mysterious extraterrestrial visitors.


About the Magi Project

The Magi project hosts and delivers courses, talks, seminars and other outreach activities in science and faith, helping people to think about their understanding of the physical Universe and their relationship with God, and how these ideas fit together in a complimentary way.

We seek to build dialogue between science and faith, helping people of faith to grow in their understanding of science, and helping scientists to understand the perspective of people of faith.

Just as two thousand years ago the Magi came to recognise the Creator, Jesus Christ, through their observations of the passage of a star across the heavens, we believe that it is possible for people today to reflect on the beauty and order of the Universe and come to a knowledge and understanding of God.

The Magi Project was established under the direction of Dr. Marisa Cristina March.  For her academic background, please see Here.