Wednesday in the Word is my podcast about what the Bible means and how we know. The name comes from the Bible study I taught from 1994-2014. Like Ezra, I have set my heart to “study the Law of the LORD, and to do it and to teach His statutes” (Ezra 7:10).
Krisan Marotta became a Christian late in high school through Youth For Christ, but really began to understand the gospel in college. She majored in journalism at Stanford University. Her mother thought she was sending Krisan to an Ivy League University, but God was sending her to Peninsula Bible Church (PBC). The verse-by-verse teaching at PBC inspired her to learn to study the Bible for herself.
After college, she completed a 3-year post-graduate program in biblical exegesis at McKenzie Study Center in Oregon (back when it was a Study Center; before they started Gutenberg College.)
In 1990 she and her husband moved to Virginia to raise their children near family. Krisan continued her passion for Bible study and began teaching. In addition to being the Women’s Ministry Director for her local church for over 20 years, she taught a weekly women’s bible study from 1994 to 2014. She began podcasting in 2011, and made it her main focus just before COVID.
She and her husband are rapidly approaching their 50th wedding anniversary. They have two grown children and two grandchildren. When she’s not studying, podcasting or playing with grandchildren, you can find Krisan dancing with the Skyline Country Cloggers.
Looking Back – at each season of the podcast
Wednesday in the Word is the podcast that explains what the Bible means and how we figure it out. Unlike a traditional sermon, the focus is on learning to figure out what the Bible says. In addition to going verse by verse through the Bible, we go concept by concept focusing on what the original author intended to say in context. We also compare interpretative options and talk about how to choose between them. This podcast has no advertisements or donation requests. It is free to all who want to learn. In each episode I try to explain the author’s meaning for a set number of verses in plain language and model how I reached those conclusions. My website contains free tools and resources to improve your study skills. More at: WednesdayintheWord.com
Top Photo by Ambie Stine of Stine Studios.