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

What's the story behind "Only a Glorified Cover Band"?

Some people might say ApologetiX is only a glorified cover band. And they'd be absolutely right. The members of ApX have all been in cover bands before, and the parodies we play are technically covers of famous songs.

Moreover, we're all believers in Jesus Christ, and that's where the "glorified" part comes in: "And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified" (Romans 8:30).

Amazingly, the Bible says Christ can be glorified in us while we are glorified in Him: "We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ" (2 Thessalonians 1:12).

But we're not interested in seeing ourselves glorified; we'd rather see Christ glorified in all we do. We're just blessed that He forgave us: "Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered" (Psalm 32:1, Romans 4:7).

So you could say we're actually a glorified, covered band. And since we believe in the entire Bible and try to write songs about all of its books, you might even say we're a glorified, cover-to-cover band.