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Everett Piper

Everett Piper

Everett Piper, former president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, is a columnist for The Washington Times and author of “Not A Day Care: The Devastating Consequences of Abandoning Truth” (Regnery 2017).

Articles by Everett Piper

Imago Dog Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Distinguishing between human sexuality and human ontology

This past week, a Facebook "friend" and former student, asked me why I'm so relentless in criticizing progressive sexual politics, and more specifically, why I persist in challenging "LGBTQ sexuality." Published December 1, 2019

Illustration on doing good by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

There's a solution to the cultural chaos: Doing good

In his book "The Great Evangelical Recession: 6 Factors That Will Crash the American Church and How to Prepare," John S. Dickerson argues that the church in America is dying. The evidence he presents to support this terminal diagnosis is multifaceted. Published October 25, 2019

Illustration on criticism and individual responsibility by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Millennials should practice what they preach

Recently, on the Australian television program called "ABC Q&A," Jordan Peterson was confronted by a young millennial with the following question. "What is your answer to young people concerning some of the real big problems facing humanity like climate catastrophe? Published October 13, 2019

Brandt Jean hugs former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger. (Associated Press)

How Botham Jean's brother, Brandt, rose above resentment and rage

On Oct. 2, Brandt Jean, the younger brother of Botham Jean, who was shot and killed by the off-duty Dallas police officer, Amber Guyger, shook the political landscape as well as our cultural assumptions of justice and jurisprudence. Published October 4, 2019

Democrat Campaign Buttons Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Denial of reality could become a Democratic campaign slogan

On Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump for allegedly asking the Ukrainian president to investigate Joe Biden. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy responded: "Facts be damned." Published September 29, 2019

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 file photo, a Stanford University student walks in front of Hoover Tower on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, Calif. A mother who says she paid the consultant at the center of the sweeping college admissions bribery scheme $6.5 million says she was duped into believing the money would help underprivileged students. A statement was released Thursday, May 2, 2019 by a Hong Kong lawyer who says he represents the mother. The statement says the consultant, Rick Singer, asked the mother to make a donation through his foundation to Stanford University after her daughter was admitted to the school.  (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Coddling college campuses and a crippled culture

Summer is over. School has started. Students from coast to coast have returned to their college campuses, and the nation waits with bated breath as to what will happen next. Published September 6, 2019

The Path of Modern Academy Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Ideological fascism at American colleges and universities

Once there was a prominent landowner who had a son. Even though the boy was quite well cared for and had everything he needed, he became restless. One day he approached his dad and said: "Father, I don't want to wait for my inheritance. Frankly, I am suffocating living under your rules and your expectations. Published September 1, 2019

Sign Post Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Choosing the right path in contentious times

Reflecting on this classic poem by Robert Frost, I can't help but remember a recent political debate I had with a good friend and fellow Michigan State University Spartan. Published August 25, 2019

Illustration on the meaning of being human by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Human beings aren't defined by their desires or appetites

The July 27 edition of The Wall Street Journal contains a debate between David French (attorney and writer for National Review and columnist for Time) and Marci Hamilton (professor at the University of Pennsylvania and former clerk for Sandra Day O'Connor). Published August 16, 2019

Illustration on narcissism by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

'Joe Biden drowns'

This past week, as we listened to Joe Biden mindlessly shout, "We believe in [our] "truths over facts," maybe we would all do well to remember the story of Narcissus and my young friend. Published August 9, 2019

The abolition of women

If there was any remaining question that corporate oligarchs and today's educational ruling class now have near Orwellian control over all of American culture, this week's news should remove all doubt. Published August 2, 2019

Illustration on the questions of life by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

'Do you really want an answer?'

More than 60 years ago, in "The Abolition of Man," C.S. Lewis challenged his readers to wrestle with the key questions of his time with God's natural law as the foundational premise; as the "measuring rod outside of those things being measured." Published July 26, 2019

Illustration on circular thinking by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

When disagreement becomes name-calling

Standard fare for any conservative Christian who dares to open his mouth in the public square today is to be called a "bigot," a "hater" and an "intolerant SOB" for doing so. My experience is no exception. Predictable responses to my weekly columns often include comments such as, "You're an idiot. You are a hateful crank. You are an embarrassment to our community. You're arrogant. You always think that you're right. The real enemy of truth is people like you who want to impose your 'truth' on the rest of us." Published July 14, 2019