The Melancholy of Heaven

Matthew P. Schmidt My Blog Books About FAQs Blog The Melancholy of Heaven Are martyrs sad? Standard answer: no.¬†They are in Heaven by definition, and “He will wipe every tear from their eyes.” Any suffering they may have experienced is over, forever....

Christian Tragedies

Matthew P. Schmidt My Blog Books About FAQs Blog Christian Tragedies Many Christian works, or at least those in that genre known as “Christian Fiction,” are happy. Not necessarily comedies in the technical sense, but stories where good happens to good...

We destroy our own idols

Matthew P. Schmidt My Blog Books About FAQs Blog We destroy our own idols Yesterday, I sold my remaining supply of, and ended my involvement with, that infamous cryptocurrency called Bitcoin. This is less a ragequit than a sadquit. I do not have a philosophical...

Don’t ask “What if Jesus was aborted?”

Matthew P. Schmidt My Blog Books About FAQs Blog Don’t ask “What if Jesus was aborted?” It is unlikely enough that your interlocutor is a Christian in the first place if he supports abortion. The moment the word “Jesus” leaves your mouth,...

On treating persons as objects

Matthew P. Schmidt My Blog Books About FAQs Blog On treating persons as objects Normally, I’m not one for making this kind of post, but I’m making an exception, a first exception, for this. Today’s culture treats persons as objects. Not...