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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Civil War Legacy

Civil War Legacy

Editor’s note: We are pleased to welcome¬†Philip Leigh, who brings us a guest post on how the Civil War and Reconstruction shaped the south. Be sure to check out his newest book,¬†Lee’s Lost Dispatch an ... Read More
What Made Napoleon a Great Leader?

What Made Napoleon a Great Leader?

Napoleon crossing the Alps Napoleon Bonaparte’s rise to power is one of the great stories of European history. He was born the son of a minor noble on the island off the coast of Italy, yet in just a few decades he gained control of France and conquered most of Europe. He could do this because ... Read More

Civil War Torpedoes

One of the most controversial weapons of the Civil War was the torpedo, what we would call a contact mine. The Confederates turned to using them to defeat the Union’s n ... Read More