Carl is also the author of the CSS study, "Will Catholics Be 'Left Behind'?" based on his book of the same title which was recognized by the Associated Press as one of the best religious titles of 2003. Known for his knowledge of Evangelical and Fundamentalist beliefs about the end of the world, he has written over two dozen articles about Bible prophecy, the belief in the "Rapture," and Left Behind books. He is also the co-author, with medievalist Sandra Miesel, of The Da Vinci Hoax: Exposing the Errors in The Da Vinci Code (Ignatius, 2004)
He is the editor of IgnatiusInsight.com (http://www.ignatiusinsight.com), an online magazine that provides readers with news related to the Catholic Church and the work of Ignatius Press, one of the world’s largest Catholic publishers.
Carl has written articles for Crisis, The Catholic Faith, Catholic Parent, Envoy, This Rock, First Things, Gilbert!, Touchstone, Canticle, Saint Austin Review, New Covenant, The Catalyst, Lay Witness, and Catholic.org. He is a regular contributor to National Catholic Register and This Rock magazine and writes the weekly "Opening the Word" Scripture column for Our SundayVisitor. He was the editor for the award-winning Envoy magazine from 2000-2004.
He has been a guest on FOX-TV, CNN, MSNBC, Court TV, CNBC, CBN News, BBC radio, "Catholic Answers Live!," "Kresta in the Afternoon," "Living His Life Abundantly," "The Catholic Connection," "Morning Air," "Searching the Word," and EWTN’s "The Journey Home," "The Abundant Life," "EWTN Live," "Threshold of Hope," and numerous local and regional radio and television programs. He is also a popular conference speaker.
Carl has an associate degree from Briercrest Bible College, an Evangelical Bible college in Saskatchewan, Canada and a Masters in Theological Studies from the University of Dallas. He and his wife, Heather and their two children live in Oregon. For more information about Carl, visit his personal web site: www.carl-olson.com.
Agatha Dowd- CSS Editor
Aggie Dowd is the owner and founder of Exceptional Edit.com and has more than 40 years of writing and editing experience. During her professional life, she has been reporter, feature writer, research writer, editor, and columnist.
Aggie was a research writer and editor for William. F. Buckley Jr. for almost 15 years. He once called himself, "Aggie's most promising student." Beginning in 1965, Aggie worked on eight of his books, receiving public acknowledgment from Buckley. In "The Governor Listeth" (1970), Buckley wrote, "My special thanks to Miss Agatha Schmidt, without whose help I could not possibly have managed this book. In fact, I cannot imagine how anybody manages a book without Aggie."
Over the years of her association with Buckley, Aggie also researched and edited his thrice-weekly syndicated columns, and wrote the research packets for his weekly television show, "Firing Line". Most recently, from 2005 until his death in February of 2008, Aggie collaborated with Buckley on his very last book, which she hopes to finish in the near future.
Aggie and her husband currently reside in New Hampshire. For more information on Aggie, visit her website: www.exceptionaledit.com