Zambia Campaign

Consider Joining our $9 Campaign for our Center for Biblical Understanding in Zambia The church is growing mightily in Africa! In fact, research suggests that Africa is poised to be the next center for global Christianity. However, this good news comes with some bad news. While the church is growing exponentially, in some cases where […]

Join Us in Amarillo, TX: Oct 21-28

You are invited to join a live audience for a special filming of Dr. Alan J. Meenan’s 10 session series, Back to the Beginning: Genesis to Deuteronomy! Learn about the heart of God, his people and his plan from the beginning. Examine the themes, ideas and concerns present in the text and see for yourself […]

Majoring on the Minors

PERHAPS THE MOST DIFFICULT BOOKS to understand are the prophets because most readers are not clued into what is going on. This final course on the Old Testament paints the background of which the twelve minor prophets were a part. To properly understand the prophets, it is imperative to understand the life setting in which […]

They Foretold the Future

THE BOOKS OF THE PROPHETS contain some of the harshest literature that has ever been written and some of the most sublime words that have ever been uttered. The prophets speak to four major time periods: their own day, the captivity that is coming to the people, the coming Messiah, and the great Messianic Kingdom […]

The Quest For Meaning

THERE ARE TWO KINDS of wisdom in this world: God’s wisdom and the world’s wisdom, and they can be very different. Our hope is to help you grow in God’s wisdom through this study of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs. Perhaps you think all the books of the Bible are books […]

The Last Word

THIS STUDY deals with the last nine books of the Bible, and wraps up the twelve-part series unpacking the entire Bible. When people hear “The Last Word” anticipation for the mysteries of Revelation rises, but there is so much great stuff before we even get to the book of Revelation! Starting with Hebrews, this course […]

Real Faith for Real Problems

THIS STUDY goes deep into the text found in the second half of Paul’s epistles. These letters cover real struggles and what Paul has to say about them. More importantly, these letters cover what the Holy Spirit inspired Paul to write. The struggles mentioned are not things only seen in biblical times; they are still […]

Understanding Christian Faith

IN THIS STUDY we’re moving away from the stories of things happening and how they happen, all of which are great and exciting things, into a different kind of excitement! The excitement of theology, or knowing about God. This part of the New Testament is now a commentary on what the apostles have done to […]

Christ and the Church

FIVE MAJOR EVENTS are revealed across the synoptic Gospels: the birth of Christ, the ministry of Christ, the passion of Christ, the risen Christ, and the second coming of Christ. Luke, a doctor and companion of Paul, writes his own account. He pays special attention to the humanity of Jesus and the fact that Jesus […]

The Story of Israel

IT WAS ONCE SAID that the best introduction to the New Testament ever written was the Old Testament. To take this a bit further, we believe studying the historical books of the Old Testament gives you a clue to understanding the entire Old Testament. So, if the Old Testament has always been a puzzle or […]

Back to the Beginning

In the beginning we see God’s original design, His intent to do life with us and enjoy a relationship with us. In the beginning God did not will for us to have disease, disorder, dysfunction and death, but as humanity stepped outside the bounds that protected us, God immediately ushered in a plan to reconcile […]

The Story of Christ

FIVE MAJOR EVENTS are revealed across the synoptic Gospels: the birth of Christ, the ministry of Christ, the passion of Christ, the risen Christ, and the second coming of Christ. Luke, a doctor and companion of Paul, writes his own account. He pays special attention to the humanity of Jesus and the fact that Jesus […]

Summer 2022 Update

Dr. Brad Johnson Named President of The Word Is Out

Dr. Alan Meenan and the TWIO staff congratulate Dr. Brad Johnson, Asbury Seminary alum and affiliate professor, on recently being named president of The Word Is Out (TWIO). Since 2018, Dr. Johnson has served as executive director under founder and president Dr. Alan J. Meenan. Dr. Meenan announced his retirement at TWIO’s May board meeting, and the leadership […]

Lenten Study

Jesus: Who is He? – The Message of Mark MARK WROTE HIS GOSPEL (Good News) to a Roman audience steeped in the religion of ancient Rome and a self-reliance on Roman power to accomplish world domination. He introduces his story of the Jewish rabbi cautiously, almost mysteriously, by drawing his readers into the drama that […]

Old Testament Survey

It’s time to acquaint yourself with the whole of the Old Testament. In just 39 short books you will become familiar with the heart of God, his people and his plan from the beginning. Examine the themes, ideas and concerns present in the text and see for yourself that our God is consistent in his love, mercy, and actions.

Legacy Series

Join us in this ongoing legacy series on the history of Robert Traina and Inductive Bible Study method and the origins of The Word is Out, written by our Executive Director, Dr. Brad Johnson. Dr. Robert Traina: The Traina Legacy – Part One Dr. William J. Abraham: The Traina Legacy – Part Two Dr. David […]

December 2021 Update

New Testament Survey

But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that […]

Episode 22 – Part 2: Mark

Mark -Part 2: What is Jesus? Vitally important to understanding the Passion of Christ is answering the question: What is Jesus? In part two of this inductive look at the Gospel of Mark, Dr. Alan Meenan moves us from who Jesus is — the Messiah, the Son of God — to what exactly that means […]

Episode 22 – Mark: Who is Jesus

Mark: Who is Jesus (Part 1) At the core of every Christian’s faith is the question that must be answered: “Who is Jesus?” In part one of this inductive study of the Gospel of Mark, Dr. Alan Meenan explores the identity of Christ to help us better answer that question for ourselves.

Spring 2021

Episode 21 – The Joy of Inductive Bible Study

“We have a God that wants to be known and the Inductive Bible Study method really reinvigorated that reality for me.” Dr. Joy Ireland joins Dr. Alan Meenan for a very practical podcast about how the Bible speaks to us and how can we best understand what it’s saying.

Episode 20 – Song Of Songs

Song Of Songs: What’s Love Got To Do With It? Relationships are hard and love is not the happy-ever-after kind of thing that we read about in fairy tales or the romanticized fantasy fed to us by Hollywood. The Song of Songs addresses the meaning of love, the meaning of sex, the meaning of human […]

Episode 19 – Hebrews and the Supremacy of Christ

In this podcast, Dr. Alan Meenan explores the case for Christ and the case for Christianity as developed in the book of Hebrews, represented through a more effective covenant with God, a more effective approach to God, a more effective Law, a more effective hope and a more effective worship.

Summer 2020

Episode 18 – Job

Life can suck at times. Bad things can happen to good people. The story of Job unfolds a far greater, deeper, more theologically satisfying answer to the question “Why do I suffer?” Join Dr. Alan Meenan as he explores this riddle of life. The answer might surprise you…

Job Teaser Clip

Reading the book of Job prompts us to ask the question, “Why is there suffering in the world?” It is a timeless question, and if ever there was a book which could speak to the problem of pain, then surely it would be the book of Job. Enjoy this short excerpt from Dr. Alan Meenan’s […]

Episode 17 – Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy literally means “Second Law” — it’s the second giving of the law to the people of Israel by Moses. And it’s essentially one long sermon preparing the people to cross into the Promised Land — a land that they can call their own.

Deuteronomy Teaser Clip

Why should we read Deuteronomy? Because it is through the Law that the nature and character of God is revealed. So even though the specifics of particular laws may no longer apply to the church of Jesus Christ today, this emphasis on what God requires gives us pertinent principles on which we can base our […]

Episode 16 – Numbers

The Jewish name for the Book of Numbers is the “In Wilderness Book — because “In the wilderness God spoke.” Join Dr. Alan Meenan as he takes an inductive look at the Book of Numbers, the fourth book of the Pentateuch in the Old Testament.

Numbers Teaser Clip

The Jewish name for the Book of Numbers is the “In Wilderness Book” because “In the wilderness God spoke.” Enjoy this short teaser clip from the full podcast on the Book of Numbers as explored by Dr. Alan Meenan.

Episode 15 – Leviticus

Leviticus Teaser Clip

Leviticus has a very important role to play in our understanding of what it means to be genuinely a person — a man or woman – of God. God and man being at one with each other. Enjoy this short teaser clip taken from the full podcast on the Book of Leviticus as brought to […]

Episode 14 – Exodus

Exodus – Teaser Clip

Enjoy this short bit of insight from Dr. Alan Meenan about the story of the Golden Calf from the full podcast on Exodus.

Episode 13 – The Workers Are Few

The Gospel matters. And the Gospel and the fullness of its work doesn’t happen unless we teach people well. In this podcast, Dr. Alan Meenan is joined by Dr. Luke Post in a devotional discussion of Matthew 9:35-38.

Winter 2020 Update

Episode 12 – Ezekiel

The whole idea of judgement is something that is minimized today in our churches. We don’t preach about judgement. But we do this at our peril because God hates sin. He demands total dedication. And if he doesn’t get total allegiance, then there is judgement. There is a heaven – which we like to emphasize […]

Episode 11 – Zambia Gets The Word Out

While the expansive growth of the church in Africa and Asia has been exciting to witness, it has also seen the emergence of troubling issues, most significantly the lack of real biblical foundation, merging and integrating native traditions that are hostile and even antithetical to Christian thought and practice. Join Dr. Alan Meenan and Dr. […]

Episode 10 – In Search of Revelation

Revelation: The most mysterious and perhaps most misunderstood book of the bible. Yet Revelation is the only place in the bible that promises a blessing to the reader. It’s a book written to encourage, not terrify the church. Join Dr. Alan Meenan as he makes sense of the saga of human history, which reaches back […]

Episode 9 – The Meaning of Life – Ecclesiastes

Episode 8 – John: and the truth will set you free

Episode 7 – Genesis: In the Beginning

Episode 6 – Exploring the New Testament

Episode 5 – How does God speak to us through through the OT

Episode 4 – The Canon of Scripture

Episode 3 – Understanding Inductive Bible Study

Episode 2 – How We Know What We Know

Episode 1 – Origins of the Word is Out

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