Crowd shot masthead ApologetiX Logo Keith Haynie plays bassBill Hubauer plays lead guitarJ. Jackson sings leadJimmy Vegas Tanner plays drums
as of December 13, 2017

<< Back to the fan club

Search Past News:

Sort by Relevance Date

Yesterday's News:

12.11.1750th CD in Stock, Get 1 of 26 CDs Free
12.07.17How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
12.07.17Complete Your ApX Christmas Playlist
12.07.17Deadlines for Delivery Before Christmas
12.07.17Shirts in Stock in Seven Sizes
12.07.17Get Multiple Downloads for Any Size Donation
12.07.17The Story Behind the Title of Our New CD
12.06.17ApX on USB and Under the Tree?
12.05.17ApX Alum Becomes Amazon Prince
12.04.17Buy Our 50th CD, Get 1 of 26 CDs Free
11.29.17How to Donate Online or By Mail
11.29.17The Stories Behind Our New Single
11.29.17Update on Our Upcoming 50th CD
11.27.17ApX Needs Holiday Help & Prayers
11.27.17New Single: American-Made 70's & 90's Hits
11.23.17Get Ready for Our 50th CD
11.23.17Thanksgiving Song and Video for You
11.23.17Clues for Our Next Single
11.23.17Fan Says Thanks for "Thankfully" Song & Video
11.21.17Thanksgiving Message for Fans
11.17.17New Single Spoofs British Invasion Bands
11.17.17Tinch Gets Married & Celebrates Anniversary
11.17.17ApX Songbook Useful While Awaiting Auto Repairs
11.17.17Trunk or Treat with ApX Near Harrisburg PA
11.17.17ApX Over the Office Airwaves in Ohio
11.15.17Tinch Celebrates His ApX Anniversary
11.13.17New CD Deal Ends This Wkd (BOGO)
11.10.17ApX Adventures in Odyssey: Mag Makes Mention
11.10.17Steffi's Story: 12 Years of ApX in AZ
11.09.17Cluing You in on Our Next Single
11.07.17New CD Deal Ends Soon
11.02.17New Single Spoofs '69 & '71 Hits
11.02.17Texas Praise Band Plays ApX for Church
11.02.17ApX Affects Radio Request Line in TN
11.02.17Live Moose: ApX Alum to Host Benefit Show Saturday
10.29.17Jimmy "Vegas"Celebrates a Dozen Years with ApX
10.27.17The Late Great Next ApX Single Due This Weekend
10.26.17What's Up with the 25th Anniversary CD & DVD?
10.26.17New USBs with Complete Library in Stock
10.26.17Fan Mail from a Family of 10 in Alaska
10.21.17Amazing Testimony from a Fan's Son in AZ
10.21.17Michigan Men Go to Green Bay for ApX Experience
10.21.17From Foster Care to Adoption to ApologetiX
10.21.17What You Need to Know About Our Next Single
10.20.17San Antonio Pastor Encourages ApX
10.20.17What Songs Are on the New CD?
10.13.17From a Dad in Connecticut
10.13.17Amazing Things God is Doing in Iran
10.13.17A Tribute to ApX Friend Millie Gerbo
10.12.17ApologetiX in Green Bay Saturday (25th Anniversary)
10.12.17From a Foster Mom in Colorado
10.11.17ApX Alum Drummer Needs Alabama Musicians
10.10.17Buy Our Next CD, Get 1 of 25 CDs Free
10.07.17The Title and Theme of Our Upcoming 49th CD
10.06.17Next Saturday: ApX 25th Anniv. Concert Midwest
10.06.17Join J. & Jimmy for a Special Show This Sunday
10.06.17New Single Spoofs The Cars & The Raspberries
10.04.17New Single, Help & Prayer Needed
09.29.171050 Tracks for 100 Bucks Ends Saturday
09.29.17Help & Prayer Needed
09.28.17Clues for Our Next Single
09.26.17The Latest News from the Man Called Moose
09.25.17Half Off CDs, MP3s & DVDs Ends Saturday
09.25.17Half Off & 1050 Tracks Deals End Saturday
09.20.17This Looks Like a Job for an ApX Fan
09.18.17New Single Spoofs 70's & 80's
09.17.17New Single Spoofs Tunes from '70 & '83
09.14.17Clues for Our Upcoming Single
09.14.17Powerlifter Pumps Up ApX with Encouragement
09.01.17Encouraging Emails: Eight is Enough
08.29.17Is There a Missing Churchigo EP?
08.28.17New Single Here at Last
08.26.1725th Anniversary Lapel Pins Now Available
08.26.17Anniversary Shirts Available at Last
08.26.17New CD BOGO Sale Ends Sunday Night
08.26.17About This Weekend's Single
08.18.17So How Did Things Go at the Anniversary Show?
08.18.17ApologetiX in Green Bay in 2 Months
08.18.17ApX Keyboardist Todd Waites Has New Video
08.18.17Anniversary Shirts Available for Order Soon
08.05.17ApX: Safe Bet for Sunday School in Reno
08.05.17ApX Parodies Touch Deep in the Heart in Texas
08.05.1725th Anniversary Shirts Coming Next Week
08.05.17Big Show is One Week Away, 80% Full Already
08.02.17New Single Spoofs 2 Hard-Rockin' Classics
07.29.17Clues for Our Next Single
07.29.17ApX Played Nationally on 700 Stations in Australia
07.26.17ApologetiX Needs Help & Prayer Again
07.20.17Minnesota Couple Will Reunite at Anniversary Show
07.20.17The Story Behind Our New Song "Works"
07.17.17New Single (California 80's-Style)
07.14.17Clues for Our Upcoming Single
07.07.17Send Us Your Video for the 25th Anniversary Show
07.07.17Fans from 28 States Coming to 25th Anniversary Show
07.06.17New Single (All 80's), New CD Mailed to Fans
06.30.17Clues for This Weekend's Single
06.30.17Get a Custom ApX Lapel Pin
06.23.17What Songs Are on Our New CD, Zebraic?
06.23.17New CD in Stock, Buy 1 Get 1 of 28 Titles Free
06.23.17New Single Spoofs 'Til Tuesday & REM

ApologetiX in Kentucky/Indiana + CD Update
Mon., Sep. 24. 2001 1:04am EDT

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

1.Concerts This Weekend in Paducah KY and Evansville IN
2.New "Keep the Change" CD In Stores Within Next Two Weeks
3.Keep the Change Song List (Clue #19) 4.Upcoming Concerts


ApologetiX invades the hometown of Steven Curtis Chapman this weekend (Paducah KY the town where my wife worked when I first met her), and we make our first trip to the great state of Indiana.

Sat., Sept. 29, at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
7th Annual Barbecue on the River Foot of Broadway
Paducah KY
Contact: Pam Ward 270-415-9095
Free Admission

Sun., Sept. 30, at 4:30 p.m.,
Garvin Park
(Pavilion shelter next to fountain) Heidelbach & Maxwell Ave.
(Next to Bosse Field Baseball Stadium)
Evansville IN
(812) 424-3318
Free Admission


As you may remember, "Keep the Change" was slated for a September 25 release, and that's what it says in our ads in CCM Magazine, HM Magazine, Christian Musician Magazine, etc. Unfortunately, certain circumstances beyond our control delayed us in the production process, and the CD didn't get to the manufacturer until Wednesday last week, so it's not going to be in stores tomorrow, Tuesday, September 25. Our main concern is that "Keep the Change" is featured in several catalogs which serve hundreds of stores, and those catalogs need to have the CDs in the store by Tuesday, October 2. The good news is that everybody who has heard "Keep the Change" thinks it's our best one yet! We are now trying to do everything in our power to get it to stores by next Tuesday, October 2. But even that is going to take a miracle. Please pray for us and that God would give us wisdom and a speedy turnaround at the manufacturer. We'll keep you posted as to when it will be in the stores! Thanks for your prayers! God hears them!


Here's the last of the clues for the 19 songs on our new CD, "Keep the Change." In the next week's e-mail newsletter, we'll send you the cheat sheet with everything on it.

#19 "The Ballad of Jesus and Yahweh"

One of the basic doctrines of the Christian faith is the Trinity and the deity of Jesus Christ. Some people don't like it when these doctrines are described as mysteries, but in 1 Timothy 3:16, the Bible says, "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up in glory." Actually, there are an incredible number of scriptures that point to the deity of Christ and to the Trinity. The early Christian church didn't come up with that doctrine first and then try to find scriptures to support it later. Rather, they found so many scriptures (in both the Old and New Testament) that pointed to Christ's deity and to the fact that there was one God in three persons, the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, that they came up with the doctrine of the Trinity as a way of describing what the Bible plainly showed was true.

Unfortunately, the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society has done its best to change as many of those verses as possible in its New World Translation, and consequently, millions of Jehovah's Witnesses and their potential converts are misled to believe that the Trinity is a pagan, unbiblical concept. They teach that Jesus is a mighty "god," a spirit creature who was formerly Michael the Archangel, but not almighty God. We wrote the song "The Ballad of Jesus and Yahweh" to point out a number of scripture verses (although there are plenty of others) that demonstrate the deity of Jesus Christ, so our listeners would have an easy reference tool the next time they talked to somebody about the deity of Christ. Of course, like I said, the Watchtower tries to twist those verses in their New World Translation, so learning the words to our little parody certainly isn't a "cure all."

I have always had a special spot in my heart for the Jehovah's Witnesses, because before I became a born again Christian, I used to work with a woman who was a Jehovah's Witness, and I admired her willingness to stand up for what she believed in, even when she was ridiculed and excluded because of it. Furthermore, during my senior year in college, I dated a girl who was studying with the Jehovah's Witnesses (her grandparents were members) and I even attended one of their services. She told me they were the only ones who had ever been able to give her answers for her questions about God and religion. Consequently, I started looking at their books and talking to her and others in that congregation about their beliefs. At the time, I thought they were just fundamentalist Christians, and I didn't realize that they reject most of the basic doctrines of traditional Christianity, and that they believe they are Jehovah's organization on Earth and His only people. But even back then, I thought some of the things they said seemed fishy. I remember one time that my girlfriend said, "J., I don't want them to be right. Please prove to me that they're not." Unfortunately, at that time, I realized that I would need to read the entire Bible and do a lot of research to prove them wrong, and I figured I would never ever read the entire Bible. Now, years later, I think that's pretty ironic! I confess, at that time, I was also afraid that I might discover they were right! While their belief that there was no Hell was attractive to me back then, I didn't like the part about only 144,000 getting into Heaven!

Well, I'm happy to report that I eventually did read the Bible the whole way through (and many times since) and that I have since read an enormous amount of books and publications on the Jehovah's Witnesses ... and it's pretty easy to prove that they're wrong, by using the Bible and by using their organization's publications. Unfortunately, the Watchtower has taught them to be very leery of anybody who wants to try to point out the errors of the Watchtower. Still, I have been able to have a number of conversations with Jehovah's Witnesses, and God has allowed me to make some in-roads, but it is a very, very hard task, as anyone who works in countercult ministries (and there's a few of those guys who receive this e-mail newsletter) can attest! But persistence, prayer, patience and politeness pay off. In fact, I eventually was able to share much of what I'd learned about the Watchtower with my ex-girlfriend, and more importantly, my friends and I were able to share Jesus Christ with her, and she became a born again Christian.

As God's delightful sense of provision would have it, I now live in a community which is part of the North Side of Pittsburgh (formerly Allegheny, Pa.), the birthplace of the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society and Jehovah's Witnesses. I go to church just a few blocks from the place where their first headquarters was located, and I live not too far from the pyramid gravesite of the organization's founder, Charles Taze Russell. I wouldn't recommend that you engage in a debate with the Jehovah's Witness at your door unless you've brushed up on the history of their organization and on their beliefs and doctrines. There are many excellent books out there that can help you with this. Forewarned is forearmed. But once you know the truth, it is painfully obvious just how badly the Jehovah's Witnesses have been deceived by the leaders of their organization. You don't have to be a born again Christian to see that, either; any jury would reach the same conclusion if presented with the facts.

Sorry to get so long-winded! Anyway, the song we spoofed here is from the late '60's, but it appeared in its original form on an album that hit #1 in the past year. The original song hit #1 in the U.K., but it only made the Top 10 in the United States, because its lyrics didn't make it past some censors. It mentioned the name of Christ, but the original author obviously wasn't concerned with Christ's deity, and a few years later, he was asking his listeners to imagine there was no Heaven.


Fri., Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.
Family Christian Stores Holiday Center 3747 William Penn Highway
Monroeville, PA
Contact: Chuck Ernst, Mgr. 412-372-1610
Free Admission

Sat., Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Christian Publications/Cornerstone Chapel
620 Route 23
North Pompton Plains NJ 07444
Contact: Emily Strunk 973-616-7080

Sat., Oct. 13 at 7:00 p.m.
(Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
Cup O' Joy Benefit Concert
Green Bay West High School
966 Shawano Ave.
Green Bay WI
Contact: Jan Oettinger 920-435-3269 (Cup O' Joy)
920-437-6694 (home) Tickets: $5 in advance plus freewill offering $6 or $7 at door

Fri., Oct. 19 at 7:00 p.m.
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
201 W. Jefferson St.
Butler PA 16001
Contact: Pastor Rich Leseganich 724-287-6741

Sat., Oct. 20 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Baptist Convention of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey Scarlet Cord Teen Center
150 Main St.
Brookville PA
Contact: Tommy Rowe (Convention) 717-652-5856
Contact: Erik Lane (Scarlet Cord) 814-849-7659

Sat., Oct. 20 at 8:00 p.m.
Scarlet Cord Teen Center
150 Main St.
Brookville PA
Contact: Erik Lane (Scarlet Cord) 814-849-7659

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

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

Sat., Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.
Restoration 2001
White Oak ISD Campus
200 S. White Oak Rd.
White Oak, TX 75693
Contact: Mark Dickson, Millennium Missions

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

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

Thanks! God bless you all!



-- J. Jackson Lead Singer/Lyricist ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band)

John 8:24
"I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am (the one I claim to be) you will indeed die in your sins."