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09.28.20New Single: '85 & '96
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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
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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
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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
08.08.20Alphabetical ApologetiX IV: The Final Frontier
08.07.20The Stories Behind the Songs on Our New Single
08.07.20Get All of Our Parodies at Once on Download or USB
08.07.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 13
08.02.20New Single: Old Testament Ladies, 90's Style
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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?
07.03.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 8
06.29.20New Single: '78 and '90
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
06.20.20Here's an ApX Father's Day Playlist
06.20.20New Single: '67 & '84
06.18.20ApX Alum Keyboardist Releases New Album
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06.13.20Prayer Request for Kansas Pastor
06.13.20Clues for This Weekend's Single
06.01.20New Single: Sisters Side by Side (80's Ladies)
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05.29.20How to Help the Studio Where We Record (It's Free)
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
05.15.20Alphabet Super: ApX from A–Z (Again and Again)
05.11.20New Video from Our 25th Anniversary Show
05.08.20Here's an ApX Mother's Day Playlist
05.08.20New Single: 2 from Our 25th Anniversay Show
05.01.20ApX Webmaster Facing More Health Challenges
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!

Powerlifter Pumps Up ApX with Encouragement
Thu., Sep. 14. 2017 10:04pm EDT

Wikipedia describes powerlifting as "a strength sport that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift." This week we got a ton of email encouragement from a Christian powerlifter named Dave Heintzel. Here's what he said:

I use some of your songs in my Sunday school class. My first class this year is next week, and I like to start off with "Pray Now." I also use "Look Yourself" on the DVD. I have been collecting your CDs for over 20 years now. I pray for you guys all the time that God blesses your ministry.
Dave's not the kind of guy to boast about himself, but we asked him to tell us more about his powerlifting experience, and then we got his permission to share it with you:
I've lifted weights most of my life, but when I was 34, l joined a powerlifting gym (I'm 56 now). And I started doing competitions. I didn't get a trophy my first few meets. Then I started getting some. And some records.

I remember one time I heard my name announced and received a trophy, and it didn't feel right -- like I was being glorified — I'm not worthy. I still enjoy doing the meets, but the trophies are in the basement. I do try to bring glory to God with my lifting. I say a prayer before every lift, asking God not for power but for courage.

One of the highlights was when I squared 360 lbs. for a record for my age group. A few minutes later a young teen came up to me and asked me to pray for him because he was nervous about his deadlifts — first time that ever happened to me.

We prayed right then for courage. Then I told him that God was coming with a giant dump truck ... beep beep beep. He backed up and dumped all the courage on top of him. He smiled and did well on his deadlifts..

When I think about Jesus, I think about how courageous He was. And I think about a young man who had the courage one day to share the gospel through some pretty amazing parodies and continues to have the strength to continue despite financial difficulties. There can be no more important mission then sharing the gospel. May our Lord provide all of your needs.

Just to let you know, you have had a positive influence on me. One way is that I read the Bible cover to cover and plan on doing it again. Also you talked about being an apologist, which I have taken to heart. I have written dozens of letters to the editor in our newspaper, mostly in response to a writer bashing God and Christians.

Thank you for all you do. You will always have my support. Buying your CDs is one way I can help spread the gospel. Peace.

Dave Heintzel
Erie PA
Wow! Pardon the pun, but that was some heavy stuff! We are honored that Dave feels that way, and we are glad he ended his message with the word "peace." It seems to us that it would be wise to remain at peace at all times with all powerlifters if at all possible. :)