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09.18.20ApX Episode 139 This Weekend
09.18.20Get 1300 Tracks for $100 This Week
09.18.20New Donor Will Match All Donations This Week
09.18.20Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
09.18.20New Single: '69 & '77
09.18.20Bible Reading Update: Nehemiah 1-Job 21
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
09.10.20How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
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
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
07.30.20New CD BOGO Ends Friday
07.30.20He's Heard ApX Played on Five Continents
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
06.13.20Watch ApX Accept Award Online Today
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)
06.01.20Over 1300 Tracks for $100
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!
03.31.20This Week's News Update: New CD Sent to Fans
03.24.20New Single: 70's Superstars in '69 & 83
03.22.20ApX Featured on Syndicated Canadian Radio
03.22.20Clues for Our Sixth Single of 2020
03.18.20We Need Help and Prayer (Bad Timing, Eh?)
03.15.20This Week's News Update

Friday in Elburn IL: A Special Anniversary & Testimony
Wed., Feb. 23. 2005 10:20pm EST

This Friday we'll be in Elburn IL, an hour from Chicago, 70 minutes from Rockford IL, and 85 minutes from Janesville WI. Longtime ApologetiX fan Shaleigh Sugden plans to be there, celebrating the third anniversary of her first ApologetiX concert. Shaleigh didn't come as a fan to her first concert, but a couple big changes occurred that night, as she recounted to us in an email earlier this week:

"Three years ago at about this exact time I was 13 and ready to see my very first rock concert. My friend's dad was going to take us to Janesville to see a band called 'ApologetiX.' I knew DelRay (my brother) had seen the band before and he liked them, but I thought they seemed a bit boring and not very cool, but I went for the heck of it ... So I sit there watching this band that I don't really listen to, and they're up there, and I think to myself 'hmm... these guys aren't half bad.' Turns out I had a really great time! I didn't realize Christian bands could be that fun ...

"So, after the music, J. came up onstage and talked for a while ... something inside me told me I should be listening to this guy, he may have something important to say! He was talking about how much trouble he got into as a college guy, but in 1988 ('same year as my birthday!' I thought. 'How cool!') he went into an empty church and broke down and cried out to God, and he was changed ever since that day. I was wondering how a person could change just like that just by asking God to do something. I went to a 'plastic' church, and they'd never told us that we could be saved or anything just by asking Jesus into our heart. But J. told me.

"J. put it in ways that my church NEVER did. I mean, I'd always been the good kid who knew just about every verse and story in the Bible, but didn't really try to understand them. He went through some verses that I now know was the Romans Road. I realized that even I, the good kid who still sins at times, could be saved, and I could make it into Heaven, and I could actually be a friend with Jesus! I could actually have a relationship with God! Instead of Him being a God up in the sky who I never see, never talk to, never think about, I learned that He's with me at all times, and I can go to Him and He can guide me.

"J. told us that Jesus was knocking at that door, and we can let Him in and He will come into us. He said the sinner's prayer, and I went right along with it. It was so true for me, and at that very moment I had finally truly accepted Jesus into my heart. J. told us that if that spoke to us, to go see him during autographs, but I was too afraid to at the time. But those words really stuck with me. I didn't really tell my friends about it, and just kind of kept it to myself. So after that experience, this band played a few songs and then went down for autographs. I thought to myself 'Wait... we actually get to... talk to them?!' I thought it was so cool. I remember riding back home and thinking about the whole concert, and what I had done while J. was speaking. I didn't realize it then, but my life had been changed forever.

"And now, three years later, you guys are still one of the biggest influences in my life. Ever since the first concert, not only did I want to learn more about the band, but more importantly I wanted to learn more about God as well. You guys have helped me with so much, from giving me advice about important parts of life, down to just making my day a bit brighter by emailing. You all mean so much to not only me, but to so many of your fans all around America ... Thanks for everything, guys."

Thank YOU, Shaleigh!