Crowd shot masthead ApologetiX Logo Keith Haynie plays bassBill Hubauer plays lead guitarJ. Jackson sings leadJimmy Vegas Tanner plays drums

Is the ApologetiX logo a pagan symbol?

Sometimes people inquire about the Trinity symbol we often use, which is prominently displayed on the cover of our "Jesus Christ Morningstar" CD and seen elsewhere on our CDs, t-shirts and other materials.

That symbol is called the "Triquetra" and has long been a symbol of the Trinity -- a foundational doctrine of Christianity. That is the main reason we chose this symbol; it reminds us of the Trinity and the deity of Jesus Christ.

The Triquetra is actually printed on the spine of all New King James Version (NKJV) Bibles, and you can also find it in the architecture and stained glass windows of many historical churches. Although that symbol may have had Celtic origins as some New Agers claim, it was assimilated and converted to Christianity in Great Britain about 1000 years ago, in the early 1100's, and has been primarily a symbol of the Trinity for the last 800 years. In a similar way that the feast days that became Christmas and Easter were originally assimilated and converted from pagan rituals so they now celebrate the birth and bodily resurrection of Christ.
Though it may have been "borrowed" by others, to us and to the church of the last 1,000 years, the Triquetra symbolizes the divine mystery of the Trinity–one God in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.