Welcome to my new (and second) personal website


Greetings! You have found the personal website of Carl E. Olson: Catholic, husband, father, author, editor, blogger, theologian, apologist, artist, catechist, smart aleck, illustrator, designer, (bad) poet, (addicted) music collector, (obsessive) book lover, and (lousy) tennis player.

I am the author of Will Catholics Be “Left Behind? A Catholic Critique of the Rapture and Today’s Prophecy Preachers (Ignatius Press, 2003) and the best-seller, The Da Vinci Hoax: Exposing the Errors in The Da Vinci Code (Ignatius Press, 2004). I have also written hundreds of articles and reviews, and a few thousand blog posts (I’ve been blogging since 2002). I have also contributed to various books and collections, and I am in the process of authoring, co-authoring, and co-editing three books, on Scripture, Catholicism and Buddhism, and theosis/soteriology, respectively.

For more about my work, visit my “About” page.

This site will eventually have links to many of the hundreds of articles, reviews, and blogs I have written over the past fifteen years, along with plenty of other information, some of it helpful, some of it shamelessly self-indulgent. Send me a note (carlericolson [at] me.com) or post a comment!