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“Not to engage in the pursuit of ideas is to live like ants instead of like men.”

~ Mortimer Adler

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”

~ C.S. Lewis

“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.”

~ G.K. Chesterton

“If [the gospel] is dull, then what, in Heaven's name, is worthy to be called exciting? The people who hanged Christ never, to do them justice, accused him of being a bore-- on the contrary, they thought him too dynamic to be safe.”

~ Dorothy Sayers

David Vogel

David Vogel began his teaching career as a speech and debate coach for homeschooled students. A former homeschooler himself, he was a nationally-ranked speaker in Policy and Lincoln-Douglas debate and collegiate mock trials. After being hired by the North Carolina-based Cultural Commission organization, he taught public speaking, debate, critical thinking, Christian Worldview, and apologetics to students ranging from 12 to 18.

David founded Living the Answer LLC in 2007, with the goal of helping teens develop their minds for the glory of God. With classes ranging from basic logic and writing for younger students to worldview and philosophy instruction, Living the Answer seeks to produce students who know what they believe, know why they believe it, and are prepared to graciously and persuasively communicate those beliefs.

Before becoming an educator, David Vogel worked as a reporter for the Alamance News, North Carolina's largest weekly newspaper. He took time off from teaching in 2006 to coordinate a grassroots get-out-the-vote campaign in Wake County on behalf of North Carolina House candidates Russell Capps, Nelson Dollar, and Paul Stam, producing voter turnout nearly double that of nearby precincts. He was also involved in conservative NC House campaigns in 2008 and 2010. From 2010 through 2013, he was the North Carolina state representative for the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association (NCFCA) speech and debate organization.

In 2007, David was a speaker at the North Carolinians for Home Education Legislative Day in Raleigh. He delivered the 2011 and 2012 graduation addresses for the Cabarrus County Home School Association and has been a featured speaker at homeschool honor societies throughout central North Carolina. He is married to Leah Vogel and they live in Charlotte, North Carolina.

David Vogel can be contacted at . He is on Facebook and blogs at DavidVogel.net.