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04.20.21New Single: 2 More from the 80s
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04.17.21Fans React to New Digital Interactive Songbook
04.17.21Neat Notes from Five Fans in AZ, KY, NE, OH & ON
04.17.21Influential Albums: Wk 49
04.17.21How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
04.17.21New USBs Have Newest Single
04.17.21Join Us for Our Next Trip Through the Bible
04.17.21Bible-Reading Update: 1 John 1-Revelation 22
04.16.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our Fourth Single
04.10.21ApX RV Makes Its Final Voyage
04.10.21Influential Albums: Wks 47-48
04.10.21Happy Birthday, Jimmy "Vegas" Tanner
04.10.21Video from Good Friday and Easter Sunday
04.10.21New Single: Summer of '84
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

Encouragement from an Educator in Ann Arbor
Fri., Feb. 23. 2018 12:17pm EST

In ApologetiX, our mission statement is to "reach the lost and teach the rest," so it's always special when we hear from teachers who are ApX fans. Here are some excerpts from an extra-special email ApologetiX lead singer J. Jackson received last weekend from a teacher in Michigan:

I don't know if you would remember me or not, but I first contacted you some 20 years or so ago, when I was part of Plymouth Christian Academy in Michigan. I discovered you and the band on the Internet and I fell in love with your ministry and all you stand for.

I contacted you to feature you as a "Character Warrior of the Month" and asked you to write a letter to our students telling them what you wish you knew when you were their age. In typical J. fashion, you not only wrote the letter, but you sent along a ton of CD's and other memorabilia that we were able to bless the students with as we promoted Jesus through the amazing ministry He has trusted you with.

Fast forward a few years and I find myself on staff at Washtenaw Christian Academy in Saline MI. During my time there, we were able to host a couple of ApologetiX concerts, and these will never be forgotten. I have a son named Tommy who was in high school then and he was part of the tech team that helped you guys out. He has always been a drummer and being able to be part of the set up and tear down and meet Jimmy, your drummer, was a major influence on his life.

Tommy has graduated college, gotten married and is on staff at a new church plant as their drummer, but he is also in charge of their creative arts team. I hope you realize that every time you guys play a concert, you leave so many Kingdom ripples that you will never know about this side of Heaven.

Fast forward a few more years and I find myself leaving Washtenaw Christian Academy as I hear God whispering to me to start a new kind of Christian school. One that "Confidently Disregards the Status Quo". That was five years ago and we are having an amazing time with this school called Life Learning Community in Ann Arbor MI that we started from scratch. There is such a need for what we are doing in this area. We are the only K-12 Christian school in Ann Arbor and one of only two in the entire county.

I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your tenacity and your amazing faith, but also wanted to thank you for sharing your musical talent. It seems like every single you release just keeps getting better. Thanks for taking that step of faith you did so many years ago to pursue the vision God put on your heart. Please stay strong, stay focused, keep loving the Lord and your family and know that you are getting prayed for on a regular basis from this guy in Ann Arbor, who loves Jesus, Christian education, and ApologetiX!

John Zylka
Founder & Chief Inspiration Officer
Life Learning Community
Ann Arbor MI

P.S. - Recently, in a social setting, someone asked the question if you had to choose one band to have all their music with you as you are stranded on a desert island, what would it be? People were really having a hard time with this, but for me that answer came in an instant - Apologetix. You guys cover so many amazing bands and do it with such excellence. All this and the word of God to boot.
Editor's Note: Wow! We are so honored! Thank you, John. And thank you, Jesus!