What Is WwUTT?

When We Understand the Text (WWUTT) is committed to teaching sound doctrine and exposing the faulty with podcasts and videos featuring the teaching of Pastor Gabriel Hughes.

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A lot of the Bible stories and verses we think we know, we don’t! When We Understand the Text is an online video ministry that desires to promote sound Bible teaching while also exposing many of the myths and false ideas that have arisen from bad teaching. The Bible tells us to rightly handle the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15). The Apostle Peter said that the ignorant and unstable will twist the Scriptures to their own destruction (2 Peter 3:16). So it’s pretty important to get it right.

WWUTT came about after Pastor Gabriel Hughes got frustrated with some of the bad teaching videos and memes on social media. Members of our church encouraged him to come up with something better, and after throwing around some different ideas, When We Understand the Text was born.

This is a free video and podcast ministry, and as a free ministry, you are free to use these videos in whatever capacity for the purpose of sharing the gospel and promoting the sound teaching of God’s word. Do you wish to show them in church? Youth group? A Bible study? Then do it! You already have our permission. All of our videos use content available in the public domain.

The videos speak for themselves, but if you’d like to know more about our church and the doctrines we teach, click on the tab labeled “Church.” If you have a testimony to share about how these videos have made a difference for you or someone you know, then we want to hear your story! Feel free to offer suggestions for future topics, or ask for any clarification on videos that we have made. E-mail whenweunderstandthetext@gmail.com.

This all about advancing the gospel of Jesus Christ. The church is the instrument that God has established to be “a pillar and buttress of the truth” (1 Timothy 3:15). We encourage you to be a part of a local, God-fearing, gospel-proclaiming church. We are to know the Word of God, respond to it, and handle it rightly — when we understand the text!


A daily Bible commentary, committed to teaching sound doctrine and exposing the faulty via thousands of daily audio episodes, a weekly sermon, and periodical dialogues with Gabe’s wife.


WWUTT has hundreds of videos addressing a variety of Biblical topics, verses, stories, and ideas, as well as faulty cultural topics, trends, and misleading teachings.

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Most frequent questions and answers

Pastor Gabe is the primary architect of all content. But scripts are often approved by fellow elders or teachers before going to production. At times, he’s also e-mailed scripts to other well-known ministries for advice (because we have not asked those ministries permission to use their names, they will remain unmentioned). We’ve also had guest writers like Adam4d, and idea-makers like Wretched.tv. Special thanks also to Sweet Publishing whose Bible story art has appeared in some of our videos.

The writing of the script has varied from a few minutes to a few months. Once the audio for a script is recorded, creating the video can take anywhere from 4 to 12 hours. When the video is completed, it is not reviewed (since that was already done during the scripting process). It is uploaded straight to YouTube.

The first place we get our ideas is our own church congregation. Second, we get our ideas from you! Your questions and recommendations regarding future videos is always appreciated. Third, we also get our ideas from other teachers, including false ones. Whenever a faithful minister of the word addresses a particular subject, or a false minister teaches incorrectly on a subject, that has inspired videos as well.

Not at the present time.

Yes! As long as you promise you’re not selling them for profit or altering the videos in any way, you are welcome to download the videos yourself and put them on DVD to distribute them to a church, youth group, or for any kind of ministry use. Would you do us a favor though and e-mail us to let us know how you used the videos? We like to hear how our videos are being put to use, and sometimes read those letters in front of our church.

You are welcome to translate the videos with subtitles, but we’d like to ask, at least for now, that you not try to replace the audio on the videos without permission.