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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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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

In this June 29, 2020, file photo, the Supreme Court is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) ** FILE **

Ask Dr. E: How to respond to life’s ‘what ifs?’

Dear Dr. E: I find myself facing the "What if" conundrum. What if the now widely recognized phenomenon of gender is truly on a spectrum more comprehensive than a heterosexual male and female? Published August 2, 2023

Stop the COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdowns Illustration Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

How will America handle the next pandemic?

On July 24, the World Health Organization reported that a male citizen of the United Arab Emirates had been hospitalized with MERS-CoV, a coronavirus variant with a 35% mortality rate. Published July 30, 2023

Opponents of a multifaceted higher education bill protest across the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday, May 17, 2023. The bill, which cleared the Republican-dominated state Senate on Wednesday, 21-10, would severely limit diversity, equity and inclusion training at Ohio's public universities, prohibit faculty from striking and bar public universities from taking stances on "controversial" topics. It next goes to the House for consideration. (AP Photo/Samantha Hendrickson)

Ask Dr. E: How should the church deal with the secular push on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Dear Dr. E: I have noticed recently that many Christian colleges have joined their secular counterparts in touting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The inference seems to be that DEI is a natural outcome of the Gospel and should be embraced enthusiastically by the Church. Can you comment on this? Something seems odd here, but I just can't seem to put my finger on it. Published July 26, 2023

Staff members pick out free groceries for a customer at a food pantry at Shiloh Mercy House in Oakland, Calif., on Nov. 5, 2021. U.S. food banks dealing with increased demand from families sidelined by the pandemic now face a new challenge – surging food prices and supply chain issues. As holidays approach, some food banks worry they won't have enough turkeys, stuffing and cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Residents picking up free groceries in Oakland said they're grateful for the extra help as the price of dairy, meat and fuel has shot up. (AP Photo/Terry Chea)

Ask Dr. E: Does everyone have a conscience?

Dear Dr. E: Is there a difference between righteous indignation and conscience? Does everyone have a sense of indignation, and does everyone have a conscience? If everyone possesses these things, why does anyone exhibit bad behavior? Published July 19, 2023

Illustration on learning from history by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

We’ve been here before: History is the best teacher

In the early days of my career, one of my mentors, David McKenna, shared some simple words of wisdom that I will never forget. His advice was pretty straightforward: "The best predictor of the future is always the past." Published July 16, 2023

A man holds a crucifix as he waits for Pope Francis arrival for a mass in Kossuth Lajos Square in Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, April 30, 2023.. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Ask Dr. E: Questions of heaven and hell

If our God is good and generous, what will happen to the huge number of those who do good but are not Christians? It's impossible for me to believe that a good God would simply dismiss those souls. Published July 12, 2023

Illustration on Biden’s lies by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

President Biden is a liar

Have you ever wondered how President Biden could lie so often and so egregiously? Published July 9, 2023

President Joe Biden signs an executive order at an event to celebrate Pride Month in the East Room of the White House, June 15, 2022, in Washington. Biden plans to sign legislation this coming week that will protect gay unions even if the Supreme Court revisits its ruling supporting a nationwide right of same-sex couples to marry. It's the latest part of Biden's legacy on gay rights, which includes his unexpected endorsement of marriage equality on national television a decade ago when he was vice president. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Ask Dr. E: We all have a sin gene

I disagree with your last column, where you suggested homosexuals were in the same moral category as adulterers, pedophiles, or other sexual predators. To compare the actions of these kinds of people to those of a committed homosexual couple is disingenuous at best and fearmongering at worst. Published July 6, 2023

Revelers celebrate during San Francisco's Pride Parade on Sunday, June 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Ask Dr. E: Are some born to be wild and gay?

All of us are born with some compromised aspects of our personalities and souls. Whether physical or mental -- none of us come into this world perfect. We all have some handicaps we are cursed to accept as we struggle with life. Published June 27, 2023

FILE - Federal officers launch tear gas at a group of demonstrators during a Black Lives Matter protest in Portland, Ore., on July 26, 2020. Oregon's reputation for political harmony is being tested as a Republican walkout in the state Senate continues for a third week. The boycott could derail hundreds of bills and approval of a biennial state budget, as Republicans and Democrats refuse to budge on their conflicting positions over issues including abortion rights, transgender health and guns. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Ask Dr. E: Fighting racism through the lens of Christianity, and the perils of trusting one’s ‘gut’

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 June 20, 2023

Humility and Pride Month Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

What does God say about pride?

On June 10, President Biden took to the national stage to celebrate what he described as "the largest Pride celebration ever held at the White House." "Happy Pride Month," he shouted. Published June 18, 2023