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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Smuggling a Rare Artifact Out of an Israeli Prison

Smuggling a Rare Artifact Out of an Israeli Prison

We’re pleased to welcome Ashley Cowie. a Scottish historian, author and filmmaker, for this guest post about one of his experiences – The Editor Artefact recovered from Megiddo Church, the oldest place of Christian worship in the world This unremarkable lump of broken pottery is a 1700 ... Read More
A Royal Palace in North Carolina

A Royal Palace in North Carolina

There’s a remnant of royal splendor left in costal North Carolina – Tryon Palace, a reconstruction of the palace built for the royal governor and finished in 1770. This was an expensive building for the colony, and many people were upset by the taxes that were raised to fund it. These ... Read More
Top 10 Best Revolutionary War Battlefields

Top 10 Best Revolutionary War Battlefields

Visiting a battlefield can give you a far richer experience than just reading what happened there. It gives a greater depth to the story, and you can strive to visualize what the hills, fields and woods looked like when covered with armed men. Over the years, the Discerning History team has had the ... Read More
Marcus Whitman: Oregon's Missionary

Marcus Whitman: Oregon’s Missionary

Cliffs Along Oregon’s Columbia River A solitary medical doctor urged his horse forward into the cold and foggy November night. Behind him lay the safety, warmth, and comfort of a fort. Ahead lay danger, mystery, and a long ride back to his isolated Presbyterian mission station called “Waiila ... Read More
The People of Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The People of Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Although today, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an uninhabited wilderness, when the land was being purchased in the 1920s and 1930s, there were people who lived and worked in the area. Evidence of their presence can be found in bald mountains used to graze cattle, and cabins like this one, i ... Read More

John Knox: The Father of Presbyterianism

Join us at the Reformation Wall for a brief sketch of the life of John Knox, a Scottish Reformer. ... Read More