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Carl E. Olson

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Praying the Our Father in Lent - With Carl E. Olson

CTS Publisher’s Desk

In this first episode of the new season, we discover the significance of praying the Our Father during Lent, as we talk to CTS author and editor of Ignatius Insight, Carl E. Olson. Learn how praying the Our Father can deepen your appreciation of the Eucharist, and how it reminds Christians that we are not made for this world. Carl E. Olson is the author of Praying the Our Father in Lent, available to order from CTS. 


16 Feb 2021

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075: What Do Catholics Believe About the Rapture? (w/ Carl E. Olson)

The Cordial Catholic

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I'm joined by author Carl E. Olson to talk about what Catholics believe about the end times, the rapture, and dispensationalism. Carl grew up in the thick of fundamentalist, dispensationalist theology before becoming a Catholic along with his wife and has written a fantastic book on the subject. He joins me to unpack exactly what Catholics believe about the end of the world as well as where belief in the rapture comes from; the historical roots of the rapture, the development of the theology, and how a literal or plain sense meaning of the texts which underpin dispensationalist theology are simply untenable. Plus, we talk about some of the dangerous anti-Catholic origins of the dispensationalist worldview. For more from Carl visit his website and be sure to check out his book Will Catholics Be Left Behind as well as his many other fantastic books. He can also be found at Catholic World Report where he is the editor.For more, visit The Cordial Catholic. Send your feedback to cordialcatholic@gmail.com. For more information about sponsoring the show, keeping this podcast going, and helping me to continue to deliver quality content please visit the Patreon page.  Even $1 or $2 a month can go a long way to helping make this podcast sustainable and will give you access to a special Patron-Only podcast featuring behind-the-scenes content and early access to upcoming material. If you can give $5/mo or more you'll also be entered into monthly draws for fantastic books hand-picked by me.If you'd like to give a one-time donation to The Cordial Catholic, you can visit the PayPal page.Thank you to those already supporting the show!To win a copy of Keith Nester's fantastic book leave a review of this show on Apple Podcasts and send me a screenshot! Contest closes August 10.Please check out Hallow, the #1 Catholic audio prayer app. The app is free but visit hallow.com/cordialcatholic for a 30-day trial of the subscription features, risk free! Thanks to this week's co-producers, part of our Patreon Producers community: Stephen, Eli, Tom, Kelvin, Susan, and Eyram.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/cordialcatholic)

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2 Sep 2020

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A Conversation with Catholic Writer, Editor, and Lecturer Carl E. Olson

Sounds and Words

Today's podcast features author, lecturer, and Ignatius Insight editor Carl E. Olson.  Raised in a Protestant family where Catholicism was not looked kindly upon, Carl's experiences in college soon opened his young mind to the true identity of the Catholic Church.  Since his coming home to the Church in the 1990s, he has written a number of marvelous books on faith and Catholic apologetics such as Will Catholics be Left Behind, The DaVinci Hoax, and Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead? .This latest podcast explores both Will Catholics be Left Behind as well as his newest collection of scholarly essays on the fascinating topic of theosis entitled Called to be the Children of God: The Catholic Theology of Deification.  This episode begins with a discussion of his coming home to the Catholic Church as well as his reflections upon Bishop Robert Barron's Letter to a Suffering Church.  It also explores a recent controversial statement made by Pope Francis.


4 Sep 2019

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Ep. #17 - Did Jesus Really Rise? with Carl E. Olson [Interview]

Classical Theism Podcast

In this interview, I ask Carl E. Olson: 1) What got you interested in the Resurrection? 2) How would you respond to Dan Barker's objections? 3) What non-Resurrection theory do you think is most plausible and what do you think is wrong with it?  The Classical Theism Podcast aims to defend Catholic Christian ideas in conversation. With the help of various guests, I defend three pillars of the Catholic Christian worldview: (1) the God of classical theism exists, (2) Jesus is our Messiah and Lord, and (3) He founded the Catholic Church. We place a strong emphasis on the first pillar, defending classical theism, drawing upon the work of Thomistic philosopher Dr. Edward Feser and many others. John DeRosa www.classicaltheism.com/contact


3 Dec 2018

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Lecture by Carl E. Olson | 9.21.15

Whitworth University

Carl E. Olson presents a lecture, "God, Grace and Partaking in Divine Nature." Olson is a Catholic theologian, author, and editor of "Ignatius Insight" and "Catholic World Report."


23 Sep 2015