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Charles Deeg

Trinity College of Florida
BA in Church Ministry
Tell us about your family.
I am married with two young children.  My wife's name is Franchesca, and my children are Annelise and Charlie.
Who was an influential teacher for you?
My favorite college classes were Bible, theology, history, and philosophy.  In college, Professor DiPronio was highly influential for me.  His passion for God's glory and His Word shaped how I viewed Christianity.
What are your interests outside of work?
Books, politics, and deconstructing pop culture.
Tell us a favorite book.
One of my favorite books is Education, Christianity, and the State by J. Gresham Machen, and I love this quote from the book: "It is this profound Christian permeation of every human activity, no matter how secular the world may regard it as being, which is brought about by the Christian school and the Christian school alone. I do not want to be guilty of exaggerations at this point.  A Christian boy or girl can learn mathematics, for example, from a teacher who is not a Christian; and truth is truth, however learned.  But while truth is truth, however learned, the bearing of truth, the meaning of truth, the purpose of truth (even in the sphere of mathematics) seem entirely different to the Christian from that which they seem to the non-Christian; and that is why a truly Christian education is possible only when Christian conviction underlies not a part, but all, of the curriculum of the school.  True learning and true piety go hand in hand, and Christianity embraces the whole of life - those are great central convictions that underlie the Christian school."