Welcome to Discerning History! We produce articles, videos, and curriculum for high school students through adults. Join us to delve into history! Learn not only the facts but the stories as well: why the events happened and what impact it has on us today. You will be challenged to think about history from a biblical perspective, and put current events in a historical perspective.

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Dusk on Culp’s Hill – Battle of Gettysburg Reenactment

Culp’s Hill is a less known section of the Gettysburg battlefield, but thousands of men fought fiercely along its wooded and rocky slopes. The evening reenactment of Cu ... Read More
Henri Arnaud: Hero of the Waldenses

Henri Arnaud: Hero of the Waldenses

A Mountain in the Alps The snowy peaks of the rugged mountains stood out in bold relief against the black sky of the Alpine night.  Even though it was summer, the cold wind whipped through the valley of the Dora River, and the tumbling cascade of water could be heard as it sped its way down the mou ... Read More
Rangers, Lead The Way! - How the Rangers at Pointe Du Hoc Turned Disaster into Victory during the D-Day Invasion

Rangers, Lead The Way! – How the Rangers at Pointe Du Hoc Turned Disaster into Victory during the D-Day Invasion

Today, on the 72nd anniversary of D-Day Invasion, we have a guest post from Daniel E. Sumey on one of the turning points of the battle – The Editor It has been said that great events turn on relatively small matters. D-Day, June 6th, 1944. Arguably the most important date of the twentieth cen ... Read More
The Battle of Jutland: May 31 - June 1, 1916

The Battle of Jutland: May 31 – June 1, 1916

One hundred years ago today, on May 31 – June 1, 1916, 151 British and 99 German ships-of-war participated in one of the defining naval battles of the First World War, just east of the British Isles, off the coast of Denmark. A huge assemblage of modern warships, Dreadnoughts, battle-cruisers, ... Read More
Elisha Paxton: Making Every Act Conform to God’s Law

Elisha Paxton: Making Every Act Conform to God’s Law

Editor’s Note: This post on Tales of Mighty Men comes to us from Stephen Huffman In many ways, Elisha F. Paxton exemplified the Confederacy whose uniform he wore. He had a typical Southern background. His family was Scots-Irish, and had fought the Stuart monarchs in the 17th century. After i ... Read More
A History of the Land and Archaeology of Gezer

A History of the Land and Archaeology of Gezer

We are pleased to welcome back Taman Turbinton. He brings us an account of the Biblical city of Gezer, where he has worked on the archaeological digs – The Editor Tis the season for Biblical archaeology. The summer months mark the time when archaeologists and scholars from all over the world ... Read More