The first of December marked President Dr. Everett Piper’s return to Oklahoma Wesleyan University from a six-month sabbatical.

In a note to the University’s Board, faculty, and staff, Dr. Piper extended a special thanks to the University for granting the sabbatical, and especially to John Means, OKWU’s executive vice president. Means, who served as acting president in Piper’s absence, led OKWU forward in another outstanding fall semester.

President Piper’s sabbatical was a busy one, beginning with studying for the summer in Oxford, England, and ending with the writing of his second book, due out during the 2017 commencement season. In the midst of all this, the Pipers have also been completing construction on their dream home, and Dr. Piper has continued a number of his local and national media appearances.

“Taking time to go deeper in the study of Christian worldview is a vital task at this time in our culture, so my time of study at the Oxford Christian Apologetics Center was especially outstanding” said Dr. Piper. “I am so grateful to the Oklahoma Wesleyan community for this gift of time, and for the time of retooling to work on my book and our home.”