The Plutonium Idol

Matthew P. Schmidt My Blog Books About FAQs Blog The Plutonium Idol The thing with idolatry in ancient Israel wasn’t that the Holy People did not worship the LORD. Far from it–they simply worshipped everything else, too. It is such idolatry that remains to...

The Laborers in the Vineyard

Matthew P. Schmidt My Blog Books About FAQs Blog The Laborers in the Vineyard There is a common belief among most Protestants that the reward of all the just is equal in Heaven. This is not the teaching of the Church, and indeed it was one of the hardest teachings to...

Why I prefer the generic he to the singular they.

Matthew P. Schmidt My Blog Books About FAQs Blog Why I prefer the generic he to the singular they. This aforementioned principle of mine is sadly no longer about grammar; it is about a whole host of partisan issues. But I’m going to ignore all of those and talk...

Are there games in Heaven?

Matthew P. Schmidt My Blog Books About FAQs Blog Are there games in Heaven? This is a question that has often perplexed me, being player of games myself, for one cannot find a dogmatic answer to it, and this is perhaps for the best. We know that we cannot truly...

The Taste for Realism

Matthew P. Schmidt My Blog Books About FAQs Blog The Taste for Realism I have seen, and admittedly indulged in that fan activity I will call the Fact Checking Game. It goes like this: First, you take some work of fiction, particularly a popular one, and you find some...