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Everett Piper

Dr. Everett Piper is the fifth president (August 2002–Present) of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, located in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

Dr. Piper grew up in Hillsdale Michigan. His educational achievements include a B.A. from Spring Arbor University, a M.A. from Bowling Green State University, and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University.

At Grace College and Seminary in Indiana Dr. Piper served as Vice President for Advancement and at Greenville College, in Illinois Dr. Piper was the Dean of Students.[1] Piper served in a variety of vice presidential roles at his alma mater Spring Arbor University. They included VP of Student Development, VP for Plant Operations, VP for Advancement, and VP for Enrollment. He has been featured in publications such as Breakpoint Worldview Magazine, MovieGuide, Crosswalk.com, The Oklahoman Newspaper, World Magazine, the Perspectives magazine, which is published by the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, and the Bartlesville Examiner Enterprise Newspaper. He blogs at Politicalmavens.com and Bullypulpit.com[2] and Crosswalk.com. Piper has been a routine guest commentator on a variety of talk radio programs across the nation. Most recently he was interviewed on his conservative perspective on Christian integrity on what was formerly known as the Air America network in Menniapolis Mennisota.

Dr.Piper has served as Chairman of the Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce and on the local Arvest Bank Advisory Board. He has received the Frank Phillips Award for his leadership in economic development. He is a member of the Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra Board of Trustees, as well as the General Board of the Wesleyan Church of North America.[3] Piper serves on the advisory board for Dr. Peter Jones' TruthXchange think tank. He is also an adjunct scholar for the Oklahoma Council for Public Affairs. He is the former President of the Association for Christians in Student Development.[4] Piper has been a routine guest on talk radio across the country. He has been called upon to comment on issues such as healthcare reform, academic freedom, private vs public education, and basic liberty and freedom in the market square of ideas. Finally, Piper is a graduate of Chuck Colson's Centurions Program which is a worldview/apologetics leadership group founded and taught by Mr. Colson.

Piper's book: The Wrong Side of the Door: Why Ideas Matter was published in September 2009. This book is anthology of essays on the Pride of Politics, the Arrogance of the Academy, the Pathology of Power. The book is a collection of parables on pop culture and the directional nature of ideas and their corresponding consequences. This book has been republished by Camden House Books under the title Why I Am a "Liberal" and Other Conservative Ideas and it includes additional chapters addressing the existence of God, the problem of evil, assumptions of "rightness" in a culture of radical relativism and epistemological nihilism, as well as arguments for the moral ontological premise for sexual behavior.

Dr. Piper has delivered a daily radio commentary titled "Ideas Matter" on KWON and KYFM radio in northeast Oklahoma. He presently serves as a weekly guest on The Pat Campbell Show on Tulsa's Talk Radio 1170 KFAQ.

References

  • Oklahoma Wesleyan University Presidents page

External links

  • Oklahoma Wesleyan University website
  • http://www.whyiamaliberal.com
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