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10.22.21Four Members Celebrate ApX Anniversaries
10.22.21Buy Our Next CD, Get 1 of 34 Free
10.22.21Sad Prayer Request Update: Angela Walker
10.22.21Influential Albums: 526-532
10.22.21How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
10.22.21Bible-Reading Update: Proverbs 16-Isaiah 6
10.21.21New USBs Include Next CD and Latest Single
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10.16.21Prayer Request Updates: Angela Walker & Bill Turner
10.15.21Another Rieger Daughter Becomes a Bride
10.15.21Influential Albums: 519-525
10.14.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 17th Single
10.13.21New Single: '85 & '86
10.09.21Updated on Three Prayer Requests from Last Week
10.08.21How to Donate Online or by Mail
10.08.21Influential Albums: 512-518
10.08.21What's on the Never, but Then Again Before CD?
10.04.21This Week's News Bulletin
10.03.21Important Prayer Requests from Three Fans
10.03.21Influential Albums: 505-511
10.02.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 16th Single
10.02.21Get Over 1400 Tracks for $100 This Week
09.30.21More Info on the Upcoming ApologetiX CD
09.28.21New Single: 80's Solo Superstars
09.25.21Next CD Coming Next Month
09.25.21Influential Albums: 498-504
09.25.21New USB Flash Drives Include New CD & Single
09.20.21Couple Will Match All Donations Thru Thursday
09.17.21Urgent Prayer Request for Bill Turner
09.17.21From a Native American ApX Fan in Montana
09.17.21Influential Albums: 491-497
09.17.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 15th Single
09.15.21New Single: 80's One-Hit Wonders (Almost)
09.12.21How to Get the New ApX Digital Interactive Songbook
09.12.21Clues for 2021 Single #15
09.12.21Influential Albums: 484-490
09.07.21This Week's News Bulletin
09.04.21Super Sentiments from 16 States & Saskatchewan
09.04.21Another Praise Report from Darnell Cline
09.04.21No Single This Wkd: Here's Why & What's in the Works
09.04.21Influential Albums: 477-483
08.27.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 14th Single
08.27.21Influential Albums: 470-476
08.24.21New Single: 2 from 1986
08.22.21New CD BOGO Ends Wednesday
08.22.21Big Bunch o' Books: What J.'s Been Reading Lately
08.20.21Influential Albums: 463-469
08.16.21This Week's News Bulletin
08.14.21Influential Albums: 456-462
08.14.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 13th Single
08.10.21New Single: 2 Top 10 Hits from 1985
08.07.21Rich Gets Quick: Fastest ApX Member to 100 Songs
08.07.21Influential Albums: 449-455
08.07.21New CD in Stock: Buy 1, Get 1 of 33 CDs Free
08.02.21This Week's News Bulletin
07.30.21More Prayer Needed for Darnell Cline
07.30.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 12th Single
07.30.21Influential Albums: 442-448
07.27.21New Single: More Mid-80's Music
07.25.21Influential Albums: 435-441
07.25.21What's on the Get Rich Quick CD?
07.22.21This Week's News Bulletin
07.17.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 11th Single
07.16.21Father of the Bride (and Father of the Bride 2)
07.16.21More Info on the Upcoming ApologetiX CD
07.16.21Influential Albums: 428-434
07.12.21New 80's Single: #1 Hit and a One-Hit Wonder
07.10.21Darnell Cline: Encouragement from Other ApX Fans
07.10.21Update on Last Week's Appeal Letter
07.10.21Get Ready for Our 62nd CD
07.10.21Remembering ApX Fan Steve Fagan
07.10.21Influential Albums: 421-427
07.08.21Clues for 2021 Single #11
07.05.21This Week's News Bulletin
07.02.21Darnell Cline: Continued Improvement, Long Way to Go
07.02.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 10th Single
07.01.21Influential Albums: 414-420
06.28.21New Single ('84 & '86)
06.27.21Buy Any CD, Get One Free (CD Downloads, Too)
06.26.21Darnell Cline Transferred to Long-Term Rehab
06.26.21Clues for 2021 Single #10
06.25.21Influential Albums: 407-413
06.18.21New Prayer Update on Darnell Cline
06.18.21Influential Albums: 400-406
06.18.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our Ninth Single
06.14.21New Single: '83 & '86
06.11.21Fan Will Match Donations Through Monday
06.11.21Influential Albums: 393-399
06.04.21Prayer Update on Darnell & Sonja Cline
06.04.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our Eighth Single
06.04.21Influential Albums: 386-392
06.04.21New Single: '83 & '85
05.29.21Influential Albums: 379-385
05.24.21This Week's News Bulletin
05.21.21Influential Albums: 365-378
05.20.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our Seventh Single
05.18.21New Single: More from '84
05.07.21This Week's ApX Radio Show: Mother's Day
05.07.21New Single: '85 & '86
05.07.21Influential Albums: 351-364

More Musical Reasons to Be Optimistic
Thu., Nov. 1. 2018 8:06pm EDT

J. Jackson, lead singer and lyricist for ApologetiX here yet again.

Although we're in a rough patch financially, things have never been better musically and lyrically. Here are some reasons we're so excited:

RICH
Rich Mannion started playing keyboards with us in May and just recorded his 15th song with us (including four we haven't released yet). Rich has a wonderful combination of ability, availability, affability, and agreeability — he likes many styles of music and is always up for a challenge.

Rich posted a photo from his home studio on his Facebook page the other day with a caption that read, "Doing something that helps to heal the heart. Working on another ApologetiX parody. I've always wanted to play this song!"

If you were dazzled by Rich's keyboards on our last single, prepare to be even more impressed in coming months. I can't believe some of the sounds he gets, including brass bands ("Dumb Questions"), orchestras ("Everybody Burps"), and even harmonicas ("Soakin' in the Lord's Book").

TODD
Todd Waites is very busy these days with speaking engagements — he just got back from four appearances in Texas — but he's still making time to work on two other songs for us that you should be hearing fairly soon. Good things come to those who wait for Waites.

TOM M.
Alumnus guitarist Tom Milnes is preparing to play on five new songs (and sing on a couple) for us in the coming months, as his painting schedule thins out a bit for the winter (that's usually when we can coax him into the studio). In fact, he spent all day Thursday "woodshedding."

JANNA
My daughter Janna plans to do at least two songs with us during the five weeks she's home for Christmas break. One of those she specifically asked us to spoof and another I've been itching to do for 20 years — about a book of the Bible we've never covered.

We also have a new CD well in the works that we hope to have out by the end of this month, in time for Christmas shopping. I'm so excited about all these projects, I can't choose a favorite — they're all our babies.

HEZEKIAH
My enthusiasm is only dampened by the uncertainty of finances. It reminds me of Isaiah 37:3, when King Hezekiah says, "This day is a day of distress and rebuke and disgrace, as when children come to the moment of birth and there is no strength to deliver them."

Now, our situation hardly compares to what Hezekiah faced. The mighty pagan nation Assyria had Jerusalem under siege, and if God didn't do something, the city would fall. Of course, God did do something; he sent an angel to wipe out 185,000 Assyrian troops overnight.

But if God was willing to do something that spectacular for His people back then, is it really too much to ask of Him to provide for us now? I don't think so. Please pray that He continues to provide.