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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
10.21.21Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
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
10.13.21Buy Our Next CD, Get 1 of 34 Free
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
05.06.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our Sixth Single
04.28.21Bible-in-One Year Starts Today
04.23.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our Fifth Single

From a Messianic Jew in Massachusetts
Wed., Nov. 28. 2018 9:40pm EST

We recently received this email from a longtime fan who is also a Messianic Jew. it greatly encouraged us, and he gave us permission to share it with you:

I just listened to "Read Isaiah". That book is a particularly powerful tool for us Messianic Jews, especially the 53rd chapter. The first Christian heavy-metal band that I had gotten interested in was likely Stryper, which put a big emphasis on the fifth verse.

But I am also very impressed with your musicianship, which I feel has come a very long way, especially over perhaps about the last 10 (or more) years. Despite the original Sugarloaf song containing extensive instrumental portions, you still worked with the full version. As a follower of Jesus and a "Boomer" who grew up extensively on what is today often called "classic rock", I am thrilled with the way you have filled the void after my having given up so much of my youthful secular music.

And your library has exploded, too — 600+ songs is an extensive amount of work for one band! While you cover a variety of styles, I think that over 50 percent of them fit the classic rock "mold". Many times lately when I have been going to the gym to work out, the PA system is nearly always tuned to what seems to be a classic rock (mainstream, of course) satellite station. Whatever songs I may hear in a given classic-rock-listening visit there, I think that the majority of them have turned out to be spoofed by you as well. That's very impressive — it's like hitting an extensive amount of desirable targets!

I feel that ApologetiX is too much underrated. I am glad that HM Magazine (known as Heaven's Metal in earlier days) gave you at least some respect. But I lament CCM Magazine giving you what I felt was way too little space. I still remember when this magazine held a reader vote for who to put on the cover of one of its issues. The winner: Brian Littrell of the Backstreet Boys. The magazine's response: "Your wish is our command." The 2nd place runner-up: ApologetiX. The magazine's response: Probably about as stingy on the coverage as the magazine could get.

To be quite honest, I suspect that many editors at CCM were breathing a big sigh of relief that you did not get the top spot. At times I feel upset about this because if CCM, a very powerful resource in Christian music (at least back in its print edition days), gave ApologetiX at least as much coverage as HM did, I think you would have had many, many more fans (and, in turn, financial supporters).

Unfortunately, I guess that many at CCM were too uncomfortable with the parody concept. Yet I suspect that many Psalms themselves were parodies — assuming the Hebrew word "uhl"/"al" (spelled with the letters ayin and nun, and often meaning "on" or "upon"), which is found in many superscriptions, is likely to be translated as "upon the tune/melody of" in such contexts (perhaps songs like "Do Not Destroy" or "Doe of the Morning" were secular).

Anyway, keep up the awesome work. Your band's contribution to Godly music is too precious to ignore.

Longing for your band's welfare and extensive blessings,

Joel Havian
Beverly MA