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Everett Piper Christian Blog and Commentary

Truth and Confidence: Being a Life-long Learner

  • Dr. Everett Piper
    Dr. Piper is the President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University. Associated with Chuck Colson’s Breakpoint and Centurions programs, Dr. Piper is the author of "Why I am a 'Liberal' and Other Conservative Ideas" http://www.whyiamaliberal.com/. He has also authored "The Wrong Side of the Door: Why Ideas Matter. Piper is a frequent speaker on Christian education, Biblical worldview, and applied apologetics in both regional and national venues. For more information go to www.okwu.edu or go to www.everettpiper.com .
  • 2007 Feb 16
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College for me was a starting point - an intellectual and spiritual awakening to a life of asking questions, looking for answers, and seeking direction. It was through the portal of higher education - this “wardrobe” if you will - that I entered a world of adventure, whereby, I began to turn over every stone in the pursuit of something trustworthy and immutable; something true and absolute; something worthy of my commitment and my allegiance.

Along the way I discovered that a classical liberal arts education is one that, in its purest form, pursues all questions with a paradoxical balance of confidence and humility.

Our confidence is in the truth. It is bigger than any one person, one group, or one government. It is an objective and attainable reality. It is permanent and enduring. It is not subject to the ebb and flow of personal opinion or political power . . .

To read the full article on the importance of God’s objective revelation as the only foundation for life long learning go to: Truth and Confidence. 

Also to read more of my views of the state of affairs within the Christian academy go to the following sites:

Veritas 2003

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