Discover the Word originated in 1980 as Radio Bible Class Daily. On Fridays, a panel of staff members, and the occasional outside guest would come together to discuss important topics centered on the Bible. These “Friday panel discussions” grew in popularity, and by 1991, hosts, Haddon Robinson, Alice Mathews, and Mart DeHaan developed the program into a series of 15-minute, weekday conversations that invited listeners to join a team of hosts — and maybe a guest or two — in breaking down passages of scripture to discover fresh perspective and practical application. In 2021, Discover the Word continued to innovate by transitioning from a weekday radio broadcast to a weekly podcast—featuring one new episode weekly. Listeners can tune in on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and several other popular listening platforms.
1980-1985 team: Dr. M.R. DeHaan, Richard DeHaan, and Paul Van Gorder
1986-1990 team: Ron Chadwick, Herb Vanderlugt, and Jim Pittman
1991-2014 team: Haddon Robinson, Alice Mathews, and Mart DeHaan
2014-Present team: Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder, and Daniel Ryan Day.
Discover the Word seeks to invite listeners to join Bible-based conversations with a mix of writers, thinkers, and teachers in order to stimulate fresh and accessible understanding of the scriptures.
Discover the Word strives to provide listeners with an encouraging, authentic, and conversational approach to experiencing the Bible and Bible-related topics throughout the week.