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01.23.21ApX Weekly Radio Show Celebrates Third Anniversary
01.23.21Prayer Request from Jeff Pakula
01.23.21Bible Reading Update: Nahum 1-Matthew 12
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01.17.21When Will the New Songbook be Ready?
01.15.21The Expanding Album Challenge: Week 36
01.10.21Some Bible Verses to Ponder
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12.26.20ApX Keyboardist Has Gifts for You (2 New Songs)
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12.22.20This Week's News Bulletin: New USBs
12.19.20New CD BOGO & Other Updates
12.16.20This Week's Mini-Bulletin
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12.11.20New CD Coming in December
12.11.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 31
12.11.20 ApX Alum's Amazon Store Has Great Holiday Gifts
12.09.20Will There Be a Another CD?
12.04.20New Single & Other Updates
12.04.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Weeks 26-30
12.03.20In Case You Missed Our New Single
11.20.20ApX Episode 146 This Weekend
11.20.20Happy Belated Birthday, Rich!
11.06.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 26
11.06.20Band Members Celebrate Big-Time Anniversaries
11.06.20ApologetiX Needs Prayer and Help Now
10.29.20New Songbook Expected by End of Weekend
10.29.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 25
10.29.20New CD in Stock, BOGO Ends Sunday
10.26.20This Week's News Update: CD in Stock, BOGO Ends Sunday
10.22.20Bible Teacher Reacts to New Single
10.22.20The Stories Behind the Songs on Our New Single
10.22.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 24
10.22.20New USB Thumb Drives in Stock
10.19.20New Single: '74 & '79
10.17.20The Story Behind the Title of Our New CD
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10.17.20Prayers for Jeff Pakula's Brother
10.16.20Clues for 2020 Single #18
10.15.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 23
10.12.20Weekly Email Update
10.09.20New ApX Digital Songbook Almost Ready
10.09.20New ApX CD Coming Soon
10.09.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 22
10.02.20The Stories Behind the Songs on the New Single
10.02.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 21
09.28.20New Single: '85 & '96
09.25.20Keith Haynie Is a Grandpa Again
09.25.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 20
09.18.20The Stories Behind the Songs on the New Single
09.18.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 19
09.18.20New Donor Will Match All Donations This Week
09.18.20New Single: '69 & '77
09.15.20New Single, Another Matching Donor
09.11.20Fans in Kansas Will Match Donations Thru Wed.
09.11.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 18
09.11.20New USBs on the Way
09.11.20ApX USBs Contain Complete Catalog
09.04.20The Stories Behind the Songs on the New Single
09.04.20How to Donate Online or by Mail
09.04.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 17
09.02.20New Single, 2 New Matching Donors
09.01.20New Single: 2 Groups We've Never Spoofed Before
08.31.20We Need Help but Fan Will Match Donations
08.28.20From a New Fan in Virginia
08.28.20ApX Reaching Kids in Canada
08.28.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 16
08.28.20Clues for 2020 Single #15
08.21.20Encouragement from FL, SD, TN, TX & VA
08.21.20Fan in Kenya Reacts to New Single
08.21.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 15
08.17.20New Single: East Coast 80's, West Coast 90's
08.14.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 14
08.13.20Clues for This Weekend's Single
08.11.20Weekly News Update

The VonBartheld Interview Pt. 4
Fri., Jan. 24. 2014 7:48am EST

Here's the fourth and final installment in our interview with new ApologetiX keyboardist, Chris VonBartheld, who joined the band officially last June:

What have been your favorite things about playing with ApologetiX?
To mem the best thing is being back out there, playing, singing, all for the Glory this time. I always loved to travel, and God is giving me a second chance to do it all over again without all the distractions that followed me in the past.

You've been a worship leader at quite a few Pittsburgh-area churches. Which ones?
Radiant Life Christian Community (Tarentum), Bellevue Gospel Chapel (Pittsburgh), Sons of God MC (Harmar), Christian Fellowship Center (Pittsburgh), Center Ave UMC (Pitcairn), and Bread of Life Tabernacle (Uniontown). There's a men's ministry I'm involved with at Valley Gospel Chapel in Harmer. That's not including any special events or short- series sermons.

How did you become a worship leader?
I gave my life to Christ just before I moved here, but in New York, I still wasn't walking the walk right. One of my first trips into the Pittsburgh Mills Mall, I saw they were building something called the Radiant Life Christian Community. I went in to check it out, and this guy walked up to me and asked "are you a musician?" I said yes, and he said "we've been praying for you." He introduced himself as the pastor and then brought me in back to introduce to me to the people who were just praying God would send them a musician. I wasn't very good at that one -- I didn't understand the difference between being a musician and being a worship leader. That's something I still had to learn.

What are your favorite books?
The Art of War by Sun Tzu, A Renegade's Guide to God by Dr David Foster, The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, the Bourne series of novels. I just finished Brad Meltzer's series of books. I highly recommend them.

What are your favorite movies?
Number one would be Arthur with Dudley Moore. I don't even acknowledge the remake. Then in no order, Dead Poets Society, The Sting, V for Vendetta, The Last Samurai, Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell, Ocean's 11 (that's one of the few that I enjoy the original and the remake). I guess I have to say Despicable Me; I love Minions.

Who is the biblical person you'd most like to meet (besides Jesus)?
I know this is not going to be the popular answer, but I'd like to meet Judas. I'd want to know what happened, what his thought process was, what the relationship was between Jesus and Judas. We all have our own thoughts on that and that to me would be the best way to find out.

Who is the historical person you'd most like to meet?
Tough question. The serious side of me wants to be on the sixth floor of the book depository to talk with Oswald, but there's another side to me that wants to be waiting on the moon in a lounge chair, "Hey Neil, what took ya so long?"

Who is the famous living person you'd most like to meet?
I think I'd like to meet the guy who decided bacon was a pizza topping and ask him when he read my diary.