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04.20.21New Single: 2 More from the 80s
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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

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