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03.21.17What Songs Are on the New CD, Very Vicarious?
03.17.17Australian Fan Encouraged by ApX Song
03.17.17Clues for This Weekend's Single
03.16.17ApX Fan Battles Pancreatic Cancer
03.16.17Apolo-Vet-iX: Dog's Doc Digs ApX
03.09.17"1000 Tracks for 100 Bucks" Ends Sunday
03.09.17The Title and Theme of Our Upcoming 47th CD
03.09.17Jewish Believer in Wyoming is a New ApX Fan
03.09.17ApX Supplies Soundtrack for Sunday Shift
03.07.17Bill "Moose" Rieger Set to Release New CD
03.06.17New Single Spoofs the Swingin' 60's
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03.04.17Good News from Peewee Valley KY
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03.04.17Clues for Sunday Night's Single
02.22.17Amazing Terry Bradshaw Football Card Testimony
02.22.17Longtime TX Fan Takes ApX with Him to OK
02.22.17Pardon Me, Boy, Was That the Chattanooga New Two?
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02.22.17Fan Will Match Your Donations Through Tuesday
02.20.17New Single, Lapel Pins & More
02.16.17From Longtime Fans in California & Alaska
02.16.17From a New Fan in Missouri
02.16.17Virginia Fan Likes Latest CD and Fan Testimonies
02.16.17Clues for Our Next Single
02.16.17Prayer Request for Fan's Mother
02.13.17We Need Help But We Have a Gift For Our Helpers
02.09.17California Fan Echoes Our Sentiments
02.08.17New Single Spoofs Classic Rockers & New Wavers
02.08.17Who Says Pittsburghers Can't Be Oilers Fans?
02.08.17From a New Fan in Florida
02.08.17Missionary Wears ApX Shirt in Nine Nations
02.06.17New Single (70s & 80s), New USBs, 1000 Tracks Deal
02.01.17Clues for Our Next Single
02.01.17ApX "Sirens" Video Impacts Cleveland Congregation
02.01.17Wyoming Woman Uses Us for Sunday School
02.01.17Fan Has Message for Other ApX Fans
01.25.17ApX Keyboardist Becomes a Grandfather
01.25.17Sharing ApX (and the Gospel) on the Job in Oregon
01.25.17"Alexa, Play ApologetiX"
01.25.17Introducing ApX to Apaches in AZ
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01.23.17Prayer Request for Fan's Wife
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01.13.17ApX is Standard Missionary Equipment in Mexico?
01.13.17Pastor Encouraged by ApX Song & Songbook
01.13.17"Buy 1 Get 1" New CD Special Ends Tuesday
01.13.17Half Off Ends Tuesday Night
01.05.17Half-Off Sale Ends Soon
01.05.17Songbook Helps Canadian Fan with Daily Devotions
01.05.17One-Year Bible-Reading Plan for Late Starters
01.05.17Wisconsin Fan Gives Away Hundreds of ApX CDs
01.01.17New Year's Single: 70's Superstars
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12.28.16Clues for Our Next Single
12.28.16Encouraging Words from Thailand to Myrtle Beach
12.22.16About Last Week's Tricky Clues
12.22.16ApX Guitarist Gets Engaged
12.22.16ApologetiX Needs Help for Christmas
12.21.16Watching ApX Christmas Videos on YouTube
12.19.16New Single Spoofs 1969 & 1979
12.14.16New CD in Stock: Buy 1, Get 1 Free
12.13.16Deadlines for Delivery Before Christmas
12.13.16Clues for This Weekend's Single
12.12.16New CD in Stock (Buy 1 Get 1), USBs are Back
12.08.16Complete Your ApX Christmas Playlist
12.08.16What Songs Are on the New CD?
12.06.16New Christmas Single Released
12.02.16Clues for Sunday's Christmas Single
12.02.16ApX Gets Rave Review in Christian Musician Magazine
12.01.16ApX Soundman Becomes Amazon Success Story
11.24.16Hubie Hits #7 on the Billboard Charts
11.21.16New Single: #1 Hits from Either End of the 80's
11.18.16Last Wkd in OH & Future Touring
11.18.16New Video: The Sound of Sirens
11.17.16The Title and Theme of Our Upcoming 46th CD
11.17.16Clues for This Weekend's Single
11.17.16Wise Up and Rock is Back in Stock
11.09.16Saturday: Columbus OH with Todd on Keys
11.06.16New Single: 70s Funk & 80s Country
11.03.16New Video: Fishin' on a Pier
11.03.16An Old Favorite CD Returns Soon
11.03.16Congratulations, Jimmy & Keith!
11.03.16Clues for This Weekend's Single
10.30.16Unfortunately We Still Need Help & Prayer

ApologetiX in Minnesota, Nebraska, TV, New Booking
Wed., Oct. 24. 2001 11:58pm EDT

J. Jackson, lead singer for ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band) here.

Sorry this is late! I've been sick with the flu or something. Please pray that I'm all better for the concerts and the travel this weekend! Don't worry; God has always been faithful when I've been in those "sick before the concert" situations over the past decade! Please pray that His grace continues in that area!

1. Concerts in Minnesota and Nebraska This Weekend
2. Yes, You Really Can Get the New CD On-line at Christianbook.com
3. Really Cool Stuff
4. Wanna Be on TV with ApologetiX?
5. New Booking Agent for ApologetiX
6. Upcoming Concerts
7. And the Winner is ... are


1. CONCERTS IN MINNESOTA AND NEBRASKA THIS WEEKEND

Here's where we're scheduled to be this weekend. We're looking forward to seeing many of our old friends and meeting many of you whom we only know via e-mail right now! Somebody please remind me NOT to do my Minnesota Twins joke before we play "Twins Came Out"!

Fri., Oct. 26 at 9:00 p.m.
Common Ground Beautiful Savior Lutheran 5005 Northwest Blvd.
Plymouth MN 55442
Contact: Larry Deyoe
763-550-1000 ext. 106

Sat., Oct. 27 at 8:00 p.m.
Nebraska Church of God Retreat
Rock Haven Conv. & Retreat Center
76309 Road 415
Gothenburg NE 69138 Contact: Jason Johnson 402-486-3450


2. YES, YOU REALLY CAN GET THE NEW CD ON-LINE AT CHRISTIANBOOK.COM

Last week, I told you that our new CD, "Keep the Change," was available through christianbook.com. Unfortunately, somebody forgot to tell the people at their website, and they incorrectly listed it as "on backorder." We notified them of this, and they changed it, but those of you who went to the site immediately may have never checked back. We just wanted to let you know it's in stock and on sale!

Keep the Change" CD won't be available from apologetix.com for a couple weeks, because we want to give the stores nationwide the first crack at it, because they waited so patiently for us to put it out. However, one of those stores is Christian Book Distributors, and they have on-line ordering. "Keep the Change" is on sale for $12.99 at christianbook.com right now! Here's where to go:

link no longer active

The sixth and latest CD by ApologetiX, "Keep the Change," was released October 9, 2001. "Keep the Change" features 19 tracks -- 12 parodies of songs from 1967-1980 and seven parodies of songs from the past year or so ... everything from Elton to Eminem, Bee Gees to Blink 182, Led Zep to Limp Bizkit, Three Dog Night to Three Doors Down.

You can also write an on-line review of "Keep the Change" at the site if you care to do so. It certainly wouldn't hurt us if you did, but we know you're busy, especially if you're driving to the Midwest from the East this weekend, like we are!


3. REALLY COOL STUFF

Thanks to all of you who came out to see us in Butler and Brookville, Pa., this past weekend! We were extremely blessed. The highlight for me was when Pastor Rich in Butler, Pa., told us one of the main reasons he'd asked us to come to his church. It turns out that when we did the concert at his previous church (a Lutheran church near Philadelphia) in 2000, that many people started coming to the church, making commitments for Christ, getting baptized, etc. He said one man, whom we had invited to join us on stage for "Enter Samson," told him later it was the first time he'd ever felt welcome in a church! That was awesome!

What made it even more cool was the fact that I had just recently been praying along with my wife, Lisa, that God would allow us to see more people coming to Christ though ApologetiX. Although we are incredibly encouraged by how many people have been prompted to read their Bibles more, recommit to their faith and get into Christian music, our heart's desire is also to see people discover Jesus for the first time. Pastor Rich told us that info within about a week of our prayer. Several days earlier, this letter came to our home:

Dear Lisa & J., I would like to begin this letter with a big thank you! On September 29, you performed in Paducah, Ky. However you did more than just perform that night. Your loving kindness really made a big difference in my daughter's life. Her name is Ashley (LAST NAME WITHHELD TO PROTECT PRIVACY). See on September 12, 2001, her father said, "I'll be back." We'll he's not returned. And he's not called to even talk to us. She felt so confused and abandoned. I kept trying to encourage her in God's words. All to no avail. Since your concert, she's since been saved. Praise the Lord. The Lord has been providing so greatly for us. And I'm so thankful to Him. And I'm so thankful that He sent your group to Paducah, KY. God bless you all. Our prayers are with you all. Keep up God's wonderful work.

Your friend in Christ, Ashley's mom (NAME WITHHELD TO PROTECT PRIVACY)

Attached to that letter was a letter from Ashley ...

Dear J. and Lisa, Thank you for letting me be so involved in the concert. I hope you know that was my first concert. You made it very special to me. I think your band is really great. I want to thank you for your autograph., Can you do me a favor and write me back?

Your favorite fan, Ashley

Editor's Note: That, my friends, is what it's all about! CD sales, airplay and concerts are great, but only if they're making a difference in people's lives.


4. WANNA BE ON TV WITH APOLOGETIX?

We're going to be taping two shows for Cornerstone Television's nationally broadcast "His Place" program on Wednesday, November
7. The episodes are slated to air on November 8 and 9.

The show's host, Jeff, has once again opened the doors if you'd like to be part of the studio audience. We had a great crowd when we did the shows this past June. Last time we talked a little and did three or four songs per show, but there were other guests. This time, the shows' main focus will be on ApologetiX "His Place" is filmed in a diner format, and they need people to fill the booths. They will also take people for off-stage, just to make crowd noise. I've done it in the past for other people myself, and it's fun.

Here's what Jeff sent me:

"Hey! Would you please do us the favor of issuing a blanket invitation to your readers/fans to come and be extras on the set the night that y'all are here? I'm keeping the night open hoping to fill the set with ApologetiX fans since both shows it's pretty much ŽAll ApologetiX, all the time ... we can fit about 12 people at a time on the set, but if there are more we can try to shuffle them in and out AND set up chairs off set so they can watch from behind the cameras. As long as everyone knows that they are not guaranteed to get on the set. We like to have more than we can use when we have a band because they can clap, yell, scream, etc. after each song, creating the illusion that the diner is much larger then what you see on camera. Just to clarify, none of these people would actually be interviewed or talk on camera, but hey, they will be fed and possibly seen on TV all over the world."

If you'd like to come, you're invited. In case you don't know, "His Place" is filmed in Wall, PA, near Monroeville (near Pittsburgh) off Rt. 48. You can also use mapblast.com, mapquest.com, or yahoo maps for directions. The official address is: Cornerstone Television, 1 Signal Hill Dr., Wall PA 15148-1499.

The filming would start at 9:30 p.m. and probably be done by 11 p.m. You should plan to arrive between 9-9:15 p.m., but not before 9 p.m., because you'll be sitting around. If you arrive after 9:15 p.m., they can still probably get you in the studio, but after 9:30 p.m., that will be troublesome.

It's helpful if you call or e-mail first, so they know to expect you, although you can still come if you forget to call. Please call 412.824.3930 and ask for anyone in the "His Place" department. If no one is in, the receptionist should be able to help you. You can also e-mail to Jeff at JRedinger@ctvn.org



5. NEW BOOKING AGENT FOR APOLOGETIX

We have recently changed booking agents. Our concerts are now being handled by Burke Communications, the Southern California-based agency that also handles our public relations. To avoid confusion, D.W.S. Concerts and Darrel Statema, our former booking agent, will still handle any contracts that they have already initiated. However, if you have a concert scheduled through D.W.S. Concerts, and you have questions about publicity, logistics, etc., you can address those questions to Kathleen Burke at Burke Communications. You will find her to be extremely helpful!

If you'd like to schedule a concert or if you have had trouble reaching our booking office in the past, we encourage you to contact Kathleen! She has excellent response time and a great personal touch!

Her contact info is: 949-770-3001 (She's located in Southern California, so keep in mind that they keep Pacific Standard Time for hours!) and booking@apologetix.com.


6. UPCOMING CONCERTS

Sat., Nov. 3 at 7 p.m.
Praise Tabernacle
2235 Ocean Heights Ave.
Egg Harbor Twsp, NJ 08234
Contact: Yvonne Parr 609-601-2460 les-yvonne@worldnet.att.net

Wed., Nov. 7 at evening
"His Place" Cornerstone Television
Wall, PA.
This program featuring interviews and mini-concerts with ApologetiX will be recorded Nov. 7 and broadcast in two parts Nov. 8-9. If you'd like to be part of the studio audience, please contact e-mail to:
JRedinger@ctvn.org

Fri., Nov. 16 at 7:00 p.m.
FCA Benefit
Poplar Bluff High School
1300 Victory Lane
Poplar Bluff MO 63901
Contact: Jim Hoyt, Cheerful Heart Ministries
573-778-0955

Sat., Nov. 17 at 7:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church
801 US Hwy 50 East
Union, MO 63084
Contact: Rich Permenter 636-583-2386 oshkosh@usmo.com

Sun., Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.
Cedar Grove BIC Church
RR #4, Box 4715
Mifflintown, PA 17059
Contact: Craig Zendt 717-436-6023

Sun., Dec. 30 at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Toronto 2001
NE Area Wesleyan Youth Convention
Sheraton Hotel
123 Queen St.
West Toronto, Ont. Canada
Contact: Rob MacCallum
Sat., Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. Praise Tabernacle 2235 Ocean Heights Ave. Egg Harbor Twsp, NJ 08234 Contact: Yvonne Parr 609-601-2460 les-yvonne@worldnet.att.net


7. AND THE WINNER IS ... UH ... ARE

Thanks to all of you who voted for the new ApologetiX publicity photo. The results were so close and so passionate (many people who liked the "Men in Black" standing photo weren't so keen on the multi-colored sitting photo and vice versa ... it was funny just how convincingly both sides argued their particular cases) that we decided to make both photos available in our press kit and at future concerts. Thanks for your help!

Thank you for everything!

Apologetically,

J. -- J. Jackson Lead Singer/Lyricist ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band) www.apologetix.com j@apologetix.com


2 Corinthians 5:17
"Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!"