The president of the evangelical Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Dr. Everett Piper, was adamant about sending children to the right university and academic institution, in his recent interview with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas. When Thomas asked him what could be done about sending children to liberal institutions, Piper said, “Stop sending your kids to these institutions that teach this pablum.”
Then, he gives advice on how to distinguish what universities are teaching their students. “Obviously, it can be found out easily by checking the news,” he said. But, he added, if you have reservations about the institution, “do two simple things: pull the president aside, find the college president or university president [and] demand a meeting. And … if they don’t grant you that meeting, that tells you that you should not go there.”
Piper said, “This is your money and you have the right to talk to me [i.e. university presidents]. Pull the president aside and ask two simple questions: what’s your view of truth? And what’s your view of scripture?” He said that if the university presidents waffle on this answer “if they can’t tell you that truth is an objective reality, endowed to us by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness…if truth isn’t an immutable objective fact, then why would you want to send your kid to that school?”
He averred, “I don’t give degrees and opinions at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. I want you to learn something. Opinions are dangerous, they always enslave; truth sets us free.” Piper concluded, “As a Christian, I think the question, what’s your view of scripture, is critical.” Why? “Because that tells you what the institution believes in regard to the revelation, the revelation of truth as opposed to this postmodern construct of making it up as you go,” said Piper.