Everett Piper

OKWU’s Piper to retire in 2020

OKWU’s Piper to retire in 2020

Dr. Everett Piper has announced his retirement as president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University. He announced the news at the OKWU Board of Trustees meeting on October 11. Retirement will take effect in June 2020. “Oklahoma Wesleyan University owes Dr. Piper a huge debt...
President Piper returns from sabbatical

President Piper returns from sabbatical

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...
​Wesleyans in the news

​Wesleyans in the news

Each week, both Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. As we are alerted to those news items, we are privileged to pass them along. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward to communications@wesleyan.org. OKWU...
​OKWU withdraws from cross country championship

​OKWU withdraws from cross country championship

Dr. Everett Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, announced that OKWU will not participate in this year’s National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Cross Country Championship unless it is returned to the state of North Carolina....
​Wesleyans in the news

​Wesleyans in the news

Each week, both Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. As we are alerted to those news items, we are privileged to pass them along. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward to communications@wesleyan.org. IWU...
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

Each week, both Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. As we are alerted to those news items, we are privileged to pass them along. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward to communications@wesleyan.org....
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. As we are alerted to those items, we pass them along. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward to communications@wesleyan.org. Lyon examines why Christianity...
​Offensive discussions: the genie is out of the bottle

​Offensive discussions: the genie is out of the bottle

This past week, I was quoted in several different national periodicals primarily because of my opposition to the actions of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), an organization of which OKWU is a member. The reason for my disapproval is quite...
From China to Charleston, Christianity works

From China to Charleston, Christianity works

Jesus Christ tells us, “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” St. Peter adds that we should “live such good lives among the [non-believers] that, though they accuse...
Oklahoma Wesleyan’s Everett Piper interviewed by Bill O’Reilly

Oklahoma Wesleyan’s Everett Piper interviewed by Bill O’Reilly

Author and radio and TV host Bill O’Reilly recently interviewed Oklahoma Wesleyan University President Everett Piper regarding religious freedom and the law. In the short video clip, President Piper gives definition to the word “tolerance” from a...
OKWU to host conference on marriage and human sexuality

OKWU to host conference on marriage and human sexuality

Oklahoma Wesleyan University has partnered with Josh McDowell to form the Josh McDowell Institute (JMI) for Christian Apologetics. The two entities will host the second annual JMI Collision Conference, which will focus on discussions on marriage and human sexuality....
“Don’t say ‘Merry Christmas!’”

“Don’t say ‘Merry Christmas!’”

On December 23, a passenger was tossed off a plane at New York’s La Guardia Airport because of his reaction to an airline worker who wished him a Merry Christmas. The man was waiting to board American Airlines Flight 1140 when the gate agent began welcoming...
Thank God for the Church

Thank God for the Church

Cambridge Professor C.F.D. Moule once said, “The gospel is more than a declaration . . . It is something which we do not merely know but [rather] experience.” He continued, “The action of Christ in our world is not a dead and static thing,” but on the contrary, “a...
Oklahoma Wesleyan ranked top college by U.S. News & World Report

Oklahoma Wesleyan ranked top college by U.S. News & World Report

Oklahoma Wesleyan University is the sixth best college in the West, according to rankings to be published in the 2015 U.S. Best Colleges Guide. For the twelfth year in a row, OKWU has found itself among other tier one, top colleges. This recognition keeps improving as...
Do You Really Want Answers?

Do You Really Want Answers?

This article appears at “The Poached Egg” online forum on apologetics. Dr. Piper is president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University. More than sixty years ago, in The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis challenged Christian scholars to enter the “town square” and the “market...