Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States has sold more than 2.5 million copies. It is pushed by Hollywood celebrities, defended by university professors who know better, and assigned in high school and college classrooms to teach students that American history is nothing more than a litany of oppression, slavery, and exploitation.
Zinn’s history is popular, but it is also massively wrong. Today, our guest will unpack the dangerous ideas of a man that turned a generation against America.
Born and raised in a small town in Kansas, our guest was called to be in the ministry. But when he lost his mother to cancer despite her unwavering faith that God would heal her, it planted seeds of doubt in his heart. He served as a traveling evangelist for years but later faded away from the ministry. He and his wife lost their house in a fire, but a year later, far worse pain was ahead when they, lost their twelve-year-old son in an ATV accident. Just when it seemed there was hope and recovery ahead, Rick was blindsided by a federal investigation into a mortgage consulting group he’d been involved with. He was eventually charged and then sentenced to over a year in prison, embarrassed and sure that God was done with him this time. But God wasn’t finished. Join us to hear the rest of the story.
Mary Grabaris a resident fellow at the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization and the founder of the Dissident Prof Education Project. She taught at the college level for twenty years, most recently at Emory University, and her work has been published by The Federalist, Townhall, FrontPage Magazine, City Journal, American Greatness, and Academic Questions.
Rick Unruh was born and raised in Great Bend, Kansas. He attended Central Bible College in Springfield, MO and became a bi-vocational traveling evangelist. In 2001 his 12 year old son died in an unexpected accident. Then a company he worked for was the target of an FBI investigation. Unruh took a plea deal to serve 15 months in a Federal Prison Camp. After being spiritually transformed in prison he was led to become the Pastor of the Believer’s Tabernacle in Wichita, KS. He resigned that post in 2016 and is currently a traveling missionary candidate and speaker raising money to become a full time missionary with MAPS (Mission America Placement Services) with the Assemblies of God.