History can be a bit boring to learn, especially when the learning involves a big hunk of text, no pictures and no reference points with which to base its events.
Drive Thru History with Dave Stotts just might change that for you.
This channel focuses primarily on events tied to the Christian faith, though it also offers a look into the history of the United States, too. With each episode, Stotts talks about historical happenings while visiting the sites where they actually took place, allowing viewers to get a better idea of how the event might have looked.
The series isn’t a new creation—in fact, its first episodes have been around for almost two decades, and it is particularly popular with homeschooling families. But just like the history that Drive Thru analyzes, its age doesn’t impact its quality.
The channel highlights snippets of videos from its various formerly televised episodes, which are fully available for purchase on the organization’s website. These series include “The Gospels,” “The Holy Land,” “Acts to Revelation,” “Ends of the Earth,” “Ancient History” and “American History.” Each is full of insights into archeology, Biblical documents and Dave’s engaging charisma.
Stott’s videos help to bolster the faith of those watching by providing extrabiblical evidence of the events that took place in the Bible. Through the informative and concise 30-minute videos, viewers will learn a lot about the time periods of each respective series.
The videos are engaging—with fun moments, yet without sacrificing information to do so. Additionally, because each video is filmed on site, visual learners will gain a better insight as to how each historical event likely looked.
Very little—though some parents may not want their youngest children viewing a couple depictions of the flogging and crucifixion of Jesus, where a reenactment shows a man with theatrical blood on him. Additionally, a couple paintings portray violence or subjects in little clothing.
Drive Thru History with Dave Stotts provides a fun way to learn about biblical history that many families will enjoy watching together and discussing. And for those who like discovering extrabiblical evidence for the Bible, this channel just might add another piece of information to your repertoire.
Though he was born in Kansas, Kennedy Unthank studied journalism at the University of Missouri. He knew he wanted to write for a living when he won a contest for “best fantasy story” while in the 4th grade. What he didn’t know at the time, however, was that he was the only person to submit a story. Regardless, the seed was planted. Kennedy collects and plays board games in his free time, and he loves to talk about biblical apologetics and hermeneutics. He doesn’t think the ending of Lost was “that bad.”