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Everett Piper

Everett Piper

Everett Piper (, @dreverettpiper), a columnist for The Washington Times, is a former university president and radio host. He is the author of “Not a Daycare: The Devastating Consequences of Abandoning Truth” (Regnery). He can be reached at

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Higher education and its moral boundaries Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

What happens in Israel will not stay in Israel

This past week, as images of hundreds of mutilated Israeli bodies flooded the news, talking heads in the media repeatedly asked, "How could this happen?" Published October 14, 2023

Illustration on "cafeteria style" Christianity by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The hard lines of Christianity

Doctrinal positions aren't meant to be musical chairs. The level of commitment to those doctrines isn't up for grabs. Christianity is not a faith of half measures; it is an all-in proposition. Published October 8, 2023

Illustration on the lack of interest in seeking answers to big questions by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

In a time of big questions, do we want answers?

More than 60 years ago, in "The Abolition of Man," C.S. Lewis challenged all thinking people to ask questions with honesty, humility, and a hunger for truth. Published September 23, 2023

President Donald Trump holds a Bible as he visits outside St. John's Church across Lafayette Park from the White House Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington. Part of the church was set on fire during protests on Sunday night. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Ask Dr. E: Does religion belong in politics?

My son says Christians should keep their religious beliefs and values to themselves, honor the separation of church and state, and stay out of politics. How should I respond? Published September 20, 2023

Demise of the Department of Education Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Schools would be better off without a Department of Education

This past week, another major story in the world of education came from Oklahoma, where Ryan Walters is being demonized by the mainstream media for the termination of more than 80 employees from the Sooner State's Department of Education. Published September 16, 2023

Illustration on PragerU materials being added as an option to the Oklahoma public school curriculum by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Thank God for Oklahoma’s Ryan Walters

On Sept. 5, Oklahoma's state superintendent of public instruction, Ryan Walters, announced a new partnership between the Sooner State's public school system and PragerU. Published September 9, 2023

Coexist License Plate. File photo credit: Lisa Rapko via Shutterstock.

Ask Dr. E: Is the COEXIST movement about inclusivity or just malarkey?

I recently got into a debate with a neighbor about the COEXIST bumper sticker. He went on to argue that Christians who believe in the inherent superiority of our faith discredit the voices and opinions of everyone else. Can you help me respond? Published September 6, 2023

No Trump at First Debate Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Shame on Trump for not debating

Before you read the following, I want to make one thing perfectly clear. I voted for former President Donald Trump twice. I have defended him, applauded him, and thanked him. Published August 25, 2023

Sending Kids to Morally Bankrupt Universities Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Why send your kids to debauched universities?

Summer is over, the school year has begun, and untold parents from across the nation just mortgaged the family farm and dropped tens of thousands of dollars on the barrelhead to send their children to college. Published August 19, 2023

Hundreds of people descend on the Nebraska Capitol, in Lincoln, on May 16, 2023, to protest plans by conservative lawmakers in the Nebraska Legislature to revive an abortion ban. An 18-year-old Nebraska woman was sentenced Thursday, July 20 to 90 days in jail followed by two years of probation for burning and burying a fetus last year after she took medication given to her by her mother to end her pregnancy, Celeste Burgess was sentenced after pleading guilty earlier this year to a count of concealing or abandoning a dead body. (AP Photo/Margery Beck, file)

Ask Dr. E: Are Christians becoming too political?

Higher Ground is there for you if you're seeking guidance in today's changing world. Everett Piper, a Ph.D. and a former university president and radio host, is writing an advice column for The Times, and he wants to hear from you. If you have any moral or ethical questions for which you'd like an answer, please email, and he may include it in the column. Published August 14, 2023

Swiss Guards march in front of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Ask Dr. E: Is building a border wall biblical?

The message I keep hearing over and over again is that the Bible demands we welcome the "stranger in our midst" and that the call to secure our borders is unbiblical. Do you agree with this? What does the Bible actually say about immigration? Published August 9, 2023