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04.10.21ApX RV Makes Its Final Voyage
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04.10.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our Fourth Single
04.06.21New Songbook Finally Finished
04.02.21This Week's ApX Radio Show: Easter Pt. 3
03.29.21Three ApX Members to Play Good Friday Service
03.27.21ApX Easter Top 50 Update: On the Air in Australia
03.26.21The Never-Ending Album Challenge: Week 46
03.26.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our Third Single
03.22.21New Single: '69 & '84
03.22.21Get Over 1350 Tracks for $100 This Week
03.18.21Praise Report from Jeff Pakula
03.18.21The Never-Ending Album Challenge: Wks 44-45
03.12.21Erie Fan Notices Eerie Similarity
03.12.21NEW STORY
03.12.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our Second Single
03.08.21New Single: '67 & '80 and a Bonus Track, Too
03.06.2111 Letters from 8 States (and 1 Other Continent)
03.06.21Two Fans Will Match All Donations Over Next 10 Days
03.05.21The Never-Ending Album Challenge: Week 43
03.04.21Clues for 2021 Single #2
03.01.21This Week's News Bulletin
02.26.21More Music Coming Soon
02.26.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our New Single
02.26.21The Never-Ending Album Challenge: Week 42
02.22.21New Single: '72 & '82
02.20.21Jimmy Becomes a Grandpa for the Third Time
02.19.21Clues for 2021 Single #1
02.19.21The Never-Ending Album Challenge: Weeks 38-41
02.10.21This Week's News Bulletin
01.27.21Fan Will Match Donations This Week
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
01.22.21The Never-Ending Album Challenge: Week 37
01.21.21This Week's News Bulletin
01.21.21New CD Bogo Ends Sunday
01.18.21Songbook & Studio Update
01.17.21In Case You Didn't Know, There's a New Studio
01.17.21When Will the New Songbook be Ready?
01.15.21The Expanding Album Challenge: Week 36
01.10.21Some Bible Verses to Ponder
01.10.21The Expanding Album Challenge: Week 35
01.05.21News Bulletin: January 5, 2021
01.05.21New CD in Stock: Buy 1, Get 1 of 34 CDs Free
01.05.21New CD in Stock: Get 1 of 34 CDs Free
01.02.21Links to Our Recent Newsletters
01.01.21The Expanding Album Challenge: Week 34
12.26.20New CDs in Stock Tuesday (Buy 1, Get 1 of 34)
12.26.20More Encouraging Responses to Our Newsletters
12.26.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 33
12.26.20ApX Keyboardist Has Gifts for You (2 New Songs)
12.26.20More from Micah, ApX Alum on Amazon
12.22.20This Week's News Bulletin: New USBs
12.19.20New CD BOGO & Other Updates
12.16.20This Week's Mini-Bulletin
12.11.20Enthusiastic Responses to Last Week's Newsletter
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
10.17.20What's on the Decent Alternative CD?
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

Pastor Looks Back on 19 Years as ApX Fan
Mon., Jan. 22. 2018 9:39am EST

January 2018 must be "Letters from Baptist Pastors in North Carolina to Encourage ApologetiX" month. The same day we included a letter from a Baptist pastor in Millers Creek NC in last week's newsletter, we received this letter from a Baptist pastor in Timberlake NC (145 miles east of Millers Creek) in the mail. And it's a doozy!

Dear ApologetiX,

I was saved in Feb. of 1998. I was 18 years old and about six months removed from graduating high school. I was heavily into music, mostly classic rock. While I enjoyed the great 90's Christian bands like DC Talk, Audio Adrenaline, Third Day, and the Newboys, I struggled with the rest of my music collection. Some of them were fine (Collective Soul, Creed, etc.), but it was hard to reconcile a wonderful worship service at church followed up with Metallica's "The God That Failed."

In 1999, a random geocities (remember geocities?) website that reviewed two CCM CDs a week reviewed Jesus Christ Morningstar. He described you as a Christian "Weird Al" (whom I still love) and a must for fans of classic rock. Then, just like today, I wrote you a letter and sent you a check. I fell in love with that CD and with your band. I also shared it with all my friends. As I did with pretty much all your CDs from Ticked all the way to Wise Up and Rock.

I would play your CDs at work (in my cube farm days), and it was always amusing to watch people singing along to your songs and then going "wait, what are you listening to?" And I would use it as an opportunity to witness to my coworkers.

I got to you guys in concert in 2007 in Durham NC. I loved the show. I got to meet several of you, and you were all great. J. even gave me a free CD album case (which I still have) after I mentioned that I had been listening since Jesus Christ Morningstar.

I'm now 38, I have four kids, I am a stay-at-home dad/part-time pastor at Antioch Baptist Church in Timberlake NC. I don't get to listen to music like I used to for a variety of reasons, but after reading your email I felt compelled to write this letter of, I hope, encouragement, and give a small financial gift to help support your ministry.

Your music helped me when I was new to the faith and still is a good laugh/encouragement when it pops up on my old click-wheel iPod (which, surprisingly, is still going strong!). God be with you in your ministry wherever it might take you. Hope to see you guys in the RDU area of NC sometime in the future.

As I have a tendency to ramble and lose my points, I would like to offer the following summary:

1) I love you guys
2) You have been a blessing to me for almost 20 years.
3) Phil. 1:3-6

God bless!

Rev. Glen Newsome Jr.
Associate Pastor
Antioch Baptist Church
Timberlake NC
What a blessing! Praise the Lord! And thank you, Rev. Glen!