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09.18.20New Single: '69 & '77
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09.11.20New USBs on the Way
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08.28.20Clues for 2020 Single #15
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08.21.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 15
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08.13.20Clues for This Weekend's Single
08.11.20Weekly News Update
08.11.20New Video from Our 25th Anniversary Show
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08.07.20The Stories Behind the Songs on Our New Single
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08.07.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 13
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07.30.20ApX Lead Singer Interviewed on Philly Radio Show
07.30.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 12
07.30.20Wonderful Words from MI
07.30.20Touching Testimony from TX
07.27.20New CD BOGO Ends This Friday
07.24.20Jimmy "Vegas" Tanner Recovering After Surgery
07.24.20Former ApX Sound Man Needs Prayer
07.24.20Fans React to New CD
07.24.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 11
07.22.20Clues for Our 13th Single of 2020
07.20.20Weekly Email Update
07.18.20A Bad Case of Mono (and How It was Overcome)
07.18.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 10
07.14.20New Video from Todd Waites
07.13.20New Single: '83 & '97
07.11.20The Meaning Behind the Title of Our New CD
07.11.20What's on the Braggadocious CD?
07.11.20Clues for This Weekend's Single
07.03.20Next CD Coming Soon: What's It Called?
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06.27.20Prayer Request from Fan with Aspergian Narcissim
06.26.20Clues for This Weekend's Single
06.20.20God Turns Prayer Request to Praise Report
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06.20.20New Single: '67 & '84
06.18.20ApX Alum Keyboardist Releases New Album
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06.13.20Clues for This Weekend's Single
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05.28.20Clues for This Weekend's Single
05.28.20Another New Video from Our 25th Anniversary Show
05.23.20The 365-Day Album Challenge
05.23.20Prayers for ApX Fan & Fiancée with COVID-19
05.21.20New Single: 2 More from Our 25th Anniversary Show
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05.11.20New Video from Our 25th Anniversary Show
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05.08.20New Single: 2 from Our 25th Anniversay Show
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05.01.20Prayer Request from a Fan
05.01.20Bible-in-a-Year Finishes Next Tuesday
04.25.20Songs We're Working On While Staying at Home
04.25.20What J's Been Reading in 2020
04.18.20Whatever Happened to the 25th Anniv. Recordings?
04.13.20This Week's News Update: CD BOGO Ends Tonight
04.13.20New CD BOGO Ends Tonight
04.10.20J. Sings All of the #1 Songs from 1964-78 in Order in 25 Minutes
04.10.20ApX Easter Playlist Now on Spotify
04.07.20This Week's News Update: New USBs in Stock
04.03.20God Enables Fan to Help Others in Midst of COVID-19
04.03.20Passion Week Playlist: ApX Songs for the Season
04.02.20New Video from ApX 25th Anniversary Show
04.02.20Happy Birthday, Jimmy "Vegas" Tanner!

Save a Horse, Ride a Bus
Sat., Feb. 3. 2007 4:58am EST

If you've read the testimony of ApologetiX lead guitarist/producer Karl Messner on our website, you know that he credits his school bus driver Sue Dellapina with explaining salvation to him as a kid. Ironically, last year, the same day Jerome "The Bus" Bettis led the Steelers in Super Bowl XL, we played a concert that Sue attended. Believe it or not, Sue didn't know that Karl was a member of ApologetiX nor did she know the impact she'd had on his life many years before.

Recently, as we prepared for Super Bowl XLI, we received this email from another Pennsylvania bus driver:

I am a school bus driver for the Gettysburg school district, (PA) and I drive high school and middle school kids. I am a Christian, a real one. I play 88.3 The Word, out of Chambersburg, radio station on my bus three days a week - Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The other two days I play a country station and a soft rock station, to break it up so that the kids don't complain. On the country station, I cringe when I hear the song, "Save a Horse . . .", you know the rest. Most times I will change the station. These middle schoolers are singing this song, not really having a clue at what they're suggesting.

On Wednesday, as I was driving, with my bus about half full of kids, I heard your song, "Save Your Voice". At first, I have to tell you, it caught me off guard. With the engine and the heaters running, sometimes it's hard to hear the radio, and I knew that I did NOT have the country radio station on. I was thinking, "What in the world am I hearing, I KNOW that country is NOT on!" As I strained to listen closer, I happened to glance in my rearview mirror, and noticed that all of the kids were listening and also curious as to what was playing. (They can hear the radio much better than I, because they're not sitting right in front of the engine.) I could tell by their faces that they were intrigued.

When I realized what you were really singing, I was estatic! Finally, some good to overcome that awful song. I got on the radio station's website and was led here. I plan to get the CD shortly. I notice some other songs that I also like, (the parody of the Whitesnake song). You are right, these songs will reach the unsaved much better and easier than the general Christian songs because they come from what "they know" - (music sound.) I know that I don't have kids getting saved on my bus everyday, but I also know that I am planting many, many seeds in over 40 kids on a regular basis.

Thank you for giving me a song to really get excited about!! Now maybe, they'll be singing your lyrics instead of the "others"!! Thank you again and keep following the Lord's leading- you're reaching more than you know!!!

Traci Storm
Gettysburg PA