What does Focus on the Family say about ApologetiX?
ApologetiX has made four appearances in Focus on the Family's "Plugged In" Magazine. First there was a cover story in April 2001, "Something Good is Springing Out of Rock's Rubble: ApologetiX Sets the Records Straight." Then there were follow-up reviews in December 2002, April 2004, and February 2007.
Here are some excerpts from the articles:
From April 2001:
"ApologetiX has built an entire ministry around intelligently crafted song parodies ... and each lyrically overhauled track makes a strong biblical statement."
From December 2002:
"Teens will enjoy smart, musically impressive versions of modern singles ... Parents raised in the days before Christian music was an option will appreciate fresh, spiritualized takes on classic tunes ... In addition to being lots of fun, 'Grace Period' offers families rich discussion material, as well as a tool to help teen steeped in secular music realize that there's more to it than meets the ear."
From April 2004:
"After recording nearly 175 parodies, these guys continue to fill each new disc with GREAT material."
From February 2007:
"Everyone's favorite Christian parody band is back with "Wordplay," ApologetiX's first all-new collection since 2003. The guys spoof hits from the worlds of country (Big & Rich, Trace Adkins) and rap (Kanye West's "Gold Digger") while continuing to specialize in classic and modern rock tunes, giving each a redemptive injection of biblical truth. J. Jackson' s clever writing and chameleon-like vocals are razor sharp on "Bad Dad," which notes that kids can avoid repeating paternal character flaws (a parody of Daniel Powter's "Bad Day"). "Somebody Sold Me" borrows The Killers' "Somebody Told Me" to chronicle Joseph's trials in Genesis 37-50. Elsewhere, the story of Zacchaeus meets the trains of U2's "Vertigo," a leper gets healed to the tune of Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," and Hoobastank's "The Reason" is cleverly co-opted to examine the errors of works-based theology. Adults will grin at rewrites of oldies by Whitesnake, Bon Jovi, the Steve Miller Band, Joe Walsh, the Beatles and more."