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05.27.17Your Donation Makes a Difference
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05.26.17ApX Lapel Pins: The Next Generation
05.26.17Fans from 25 States Coming to 25th Anniversary Show
05.26.17Catch Up on Your ApX Collection with 1 Donation
05.26.17New USBs in Stock
05.23.17New Single is a Sequel: Poisonous Scorpions Vol. 2
05.20.17Keith Haynie Returns from Nashville, Rumors Abound
05.20.17Seats Filling Fast for 25th Anniversary Show in August
05.20.17Clues for Our Next Single
05.18.17Custom ApX Lapel Pins Available
05.15.17Autographed CD Sale Ends Tuesday
05.12.17New Single is Our Most Creative Ever
05.12.177 Autographed CDs (Ends Tuesday)
05.12.1710 Little Opinions: Brief Notes from Fans All Over
05.12.17Happy Birthday, Moose!
05.08.17Get Multiple Downloads for Any Size Donation
05.05.17Clues for Our Next Single
05.05.17Some Scriptural Thoughts About Cinco de Mayo
05.05.17Clues for Our Next Single
04.28.17Bible Quizzers Celebrate with ApX Victory Song
04.28.17How About New Shirts and a New DVD?
04.28.17New Single Spoofs Van Halen & Loverboy
04.24.17New Single Spoofs 2 Bands That Epitomized the 80's
04.22.17New Zealand Fan Listens to ApX Several Hours a Day
04.22.17ApX as Big in Japan as in the United States
04.21.17Clues for This Weekend's Single
04.21.17New CD BOGO Deal Ends Sunday Night
04.18.17The Latest News from ApologetiX 4-18-17
04.14.17More ApologetiX Easter Videos on YouTube
04.14.17Prayer Request for Longtime Fan in Alabama
04.11.17New Single Spoofs 70s & 80s
04.05.17Happy Birthday, Jimmy "Vegas" Tanner
04.05.17Clue for Replacement Song on Next Single
04.05.17ApX Plays Moon, Venus, and Mars
04.03.17Why Does ApologetiX Need Help Now?
03.30.17What Songs Are on the New CD, Very Vicarious?
03.30.17Air India: ApX Interviewed by Radio One India
03.30.17Come to Our 25th Anniversary Show in August
03.30.17Clues for Sunday Night's Single
03.27.17New CD in Stock, ApX 25th Anniversary Today
03.24.17Moose Music: Rieger Releases Solo Project
03.21.17New Single Spoofs 70s & 90s
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
03.04.17ApX Fan Moving to Nepal for Missions
03.04.17Good News from Peewee Valley KY
03.04.17ApX Singer Does Radio Interview in Clearwater FL
03.04.17Todd Waites Back in States from Nicaragua
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?
02.22.17New Single Spoofs Foreigner & Spin Doctors
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
01.25.17Filipino Pastor is an ApX Fan
01.23.17Prayer Request for Fan's Wife
01.23.17New Single Spoofs '90s & 00's
01.20.17Clues for Sunday's Single
01.16.17Half Off & BOGO Specials End Tuesday Night
01.13.17Fan's Disease is Like "Science Fiction Horror Story"
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

ApologetiX in PA, "Downer" Hits Top 30
Thu., Sep. 23. 2004 12:47pm EDT

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

1. This Saturday: State College PA
2. Next Friday & Saturday: FL & MI
3. Two Weeks Out: Atlanta GA
4. "Downer of a Sister" Hits R&R's National Top 30
5. Encouragement from Scotland
6. Upcoming Concerts

Saturday we'll be at Penn State University for a special FREE concert with such notable bands as Jars of Clay, Skillet, Ten Shekel Shirt, Big Daddy Weave and others. The organizers of this event really want to make this an outreach to the local college community (of course, everybody is welcome), so please pray that God draws many people to Him there.

Thanks to all of you who came to see us in Alton IL (near St. Louis MO) this past weekend. Special thanks to devoted ApologetiX friends, Chris and Alex (mother and son), who not only brought us a cake but also brought one of Alex's many exotic pets, a large black Emperor Scorpion. Although they're based in Wisconsin, Chris and Alex have seen us in many states, including locales as far away as Georgia and Louisiana. Alex owns a number of pets you wouldn't want to pet, including a tarantula, boa constrictors, pythons and an alligator, but not a crocodile because, as Chris says, "They're mean."

We got a scare at Saturday's concert when a teenage concertgoer named Chris suffered an epileptic seizure. Most of the people at the concert didn't see the seizure, but they did see a teenager laid out on the floor. Thankfully, there were medical personnel on hand, and we were all able to pray as a body, and God answered those prayers. I know that a number of our newsletter readers were at the concert, so I'll share the email correspondence we got the next day from Chris' youth pastor:

"Chris is fine all the tests came back all right. He does have a history of this. I want to thank you for praying for him, and please keep him in your prayers. I think you guys did a great job tonight ... Chris doesn't get to go to allot of outings and he was pretty excited about this one. He was afraid that the flashing lights would cause him a problem. When the show started he said that the lights were not bad and this was cool. When he had the seizure the lights were behind him I don't think that was the problem, my opinion. I think that his medicine was a little low. But, thank God, he is fine. He is a special kid and God has His hand on him. My wife told me that after I left you guys had a great message and music was great. Keep showing God's love."

Praise God that Chris is all right!

Hope your Bible reading is going well. I forgot to report two weeks ago that I finished up the Old Testament and started the New Testament once again. In fact, I just finished up the Gospel According to Mark today. I love the Old Testament, but it's always such a relief to get to the New Testament! It's not only easier to understand it, it's easier to LIVE it! As we've said before, we believe in reading the Bible cover to cover and over and over, we've found that each time through, it gets better and better.

Just a little test here to see if you read this far into the newsletter: We've been in the studio again recording tracks for a new CD due out in time for the Christmas season. Watch for more details in upcoming newsletters.


1. This Saturday: State College PA

Saturday, September 25, 2004 Event Starts at Noon,
ApologetiX Plays at 2:50 p.m. (See Complete Schedule Below)
The Rock Invasion 2004
Penn State HUB Lawn
State College, PA 16802
FREE ADMISSION
In addition to ApologetiX performance:
SATURDAY: Jonathan Weibel & The Rest, My Book Your Sandwich, Skillet, Ten Shekel Shirt, Big Daddy Weave, Jars of Clay
SUNDAY: Worship Service led by Fusion; Guest Speaker Darrell Scott Picnic Lunch hosted by Sheetz The Switch, Kate Conlon, Matt Wertz, PAX217
Contact: concertteam@therockinvasion.com
Website: http://www.therockinvasion.com/

SATURDAY SCHEDULE

12:00 p.m. - Jonathan Weibel and The Rest
1:15 p.m. - My Book Your Sandwich
2:50 p.m. - Apologetix
4:25 p.m. - Skillet
6:20 p.m. - Ten Shekel Shirt
8:05 p.m. - Big Daddy Weave
10:00 p.m. - Jars of Clay


2. Next Friday & Saturday: FL & MI

Friday, October 1, 2004 7 p.m. & 9 p.m.
(Two Shows) Ticketed Event
Calvary Chapel Sawgrass Church
1775 S. Flamingo Road Davie, FL 33325
CONTACT: 954-424-8046
WEBSITE: http://www.calvarysawgrass.org

Saturday, October 2, 2004 at 7:30 p.m.
Salvation Army Youth Council Convention & Concert
Williams Auditorium at Ferris State University Campus
901 South State Street
Big Rapids, Michigan 49301
CONTACT your local Salvation Army Unit for weekend event at
www.usc.salvationarmy.org
GENERAL INFO call 616-459-3433 Capt. Tim Meyer
EMAIL: tmeyer@usc.salvationarmy.org
Tickets $10 General Admission. AND, Delegates ticket is included in weekend registration!
Purchase tickets through Christian.com or itickets.com


3. Two Weeks Out: Atlanta GA

Saturday, October 9, 2004 at 7 p.m.
(Event Starts at 6 p.m.) Saturday
includes ApologetiX, Jubal's Kin, Downhere and the Newsboys
Four Nights in October
Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater
210 Mcintosh Trail
Peachtree City, GA 30269
Website: http://www.4nights.org


4. "Downer of a Sister" Hits R&R's National Top 30

Just when we thought our latest single, "Downer of a Sister," had run its course, God surprised us and our faithful radio promoter, Seth Holloway of Least of These Promotions, called to let us know it had just hit this week's R&R Magazine National Top 30 (#28) for Christian Rock. Thanks to Seth and to all of you who have been asking your local Christian rock stations to play it. Keep up the good work!

We hope to have the video for "Downer of a Sister" available for purchase as a DVD single for ApologetiX fans soon. Stay tuned for more details in upcoming newsletters.



5. Encouragement from Scotland

It still blows our minds that we receive so many emails from fans in other countries. Here's a great one we got this week from a fan in Scotland who recently bought all eight of our CDs that are available in stores there:

"I'm 42, and grew up with Queen, Genesis, Bachman Turner Overdrive, etc. One of my favourite pieces of music was 'Don't Fear the Reaper - for the music. However, i stopped listening to all my old stuff a while ago but heard nothing on the Christian scene to rival the quality. I am absolutely delighted to have discovered ApologetiX and am unlikely to listen to much else now. With songs ranging from the very, very clever 'Crowd of Foreign Girls,' through the beautiful 'It's Not Eden,' to the way the old anthem of rebellion has been turned into 'Regeneration,' I have been impressed, laughed and cried my way through the tracks.

"I felt I had to write to let you know how much I am enjoying your work and that God's truth speaks through much of what you have done. I hate current music but 'Look Yourself,' 'The Real Sin Savior' and 'Corinthians' are stunning and can get over a message to the kids of this age. Thank you very much. You have been a great blessing to me (and my family).

"Only one more thing: Are you ever going to stop spoiling the U.S.A. and get yourselves over here??? Or I am gonna have to come over there???

Regards, Andrew Holden

Editor's Note: Hey, is that cool or what?


6. Upcoming Concerts

Sep 25 - State College, PA Oct 1 - Davie, FL Oct 2 - Big Rapids, MI Oct 9 - Peachtree City, GA Nov 27 - Green Bay, WI Dec 11 - Corpus Christi, TX Dec 31 - Smithland, KY

Thanks! God bless you all!

Apologetically,

J.

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

Romans 8:15
For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father."