is a work of the church of Christ in Clinton, IL (www.theclintonchurchofchrist.org
). The concept for AE, developed by Stephen R. Bradd
and Patrick English
, originated as an alternative to "The Truth in Love" Radio Program they had been hosting live for many months in 2004. It was eventually determined that the radio program was not fulfilling its initial purpose: to be an effective, evangelistic tool in central Illinois. The program had a small, but faithful, following of listeners, but most were already members of the Lord's church.
As the radio program was discontinued, AE was born. AE is a daily Bible study website with new lessons posted regularly in both MP3 and full-text format. The aim for all lessons is faithfulness to God's word, the Bible. We endeavor to speak the truth in love (Eph. 4:15). The hope is that AE will be an effective tool for evangelism and edification, and that it will aid people in studying the Scriptures daily (Acts 17:11).
Though there are many parallels between AE and the radio program, AE is superior in most ways:
- The potential listening audience is worldwide as opposed to local (and the size of our listening audience is more easily determined),
- The audience can listen to Bible lessons at their convenience as opposed to a set time each week,
- Listeners can benefit from new materials daily as opposed to weekly,
- The audience can easily share these lessons with others via email, Facebook, or Twitter,
- Listeners will have access to a continually-expanding archive of all past lessons, and
- The cost for AE is significantly less than broadcasting a radio program.
All of the lessons on this site have been developed and presented by Stephen or Patrick, though they do not claim originality for such (Eccl. 1:9). Many of the lessons incorporate material from a variety of sources (e.g., lessons by other preachers, books, church bulletins, & periodicals). You are welcome to use any AE materials to teach others, provided you abide by our usage guidelines.
You are encouraged to contact us with questions or comments (e.g., suggestions for lesson topics, criticism, praise, Bible questions, etc.).