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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
04.10.21Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
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
10.02.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 21

Something Special from Sun City
Thu., Mar. 28. 2019 11:06am EDT

Back in 1985, Sun City was a controversial resort area in South Africa that made the news as the subject of an anti-apartheid protest record organized by Steven Van Zandt and featuring many famous rock, pop, R&B, and rap artists along the lines of "We Are the World."

But there's another Sun City in the metropolitan Phoenix area of Arizona, and it makes our newsletter this week, simply because an ApologetiX fan who lives there wrote us this wonderful email:

I wanted to tell you thanks for the many years of your ministry. You guys have been a blessing beyond what I can express.

I started my Christian walk in 1974 and, as you can imagine, Christian music sure did not have rock. I grew up on Petra, White Heart, DeGarmo & Key, Disciple, Mylon LeFevre, Idle Cure, Kutless, Mastodon and many, many more. When I wanted to slow down a bit I would fire up some Carman, Sandi Patti, Steven Curtis Chapman and Clay Cross.

It was an uphill battle and I thank God for opening doors for the pioneers of Christian Rock music, or as they called it in my church, devil music.

I attended a public school as most do, and they had a jukebox that played all the top 40 music and I did not have a clue what the songs were. When my son got to that age we had a long discussion about music and what he should be listening to. I told about how bands like Larry Norman and Petra made it possible for Christians to listen to something with a beat and still have a biblical message.

However, like during my days in high school, the jukebox played the top 40 of his day. So, I took him to an ApologetiX concert and he (so was I) absolutely blown away. We have been to three of them and just loved it. Now anytime I go to anyplace that is playing secular music from the 70's, 80's and 90's, I sing your version and get lost with what is actually being played.

As a side note, it was because of you guys that my son started a band in my garage. Once they had enough songs, about six years later, they hit the road and played festivals (as a backup to the backup to the backup) from Michigan to Florida.

My son was the only young married person in the band and he quit once he got back to Michigan. They toured for two months but he was and is a family man who decided God didn't want him on the road. It was a great experience for him, so your explanation of why you are not on the road makes perfect sense.

I listen to ApologetiX all the time. As matter of fact Keep the Change is playing while I write this email.

Robert Court
Sun City AZ
We sent a thank you note to Robert, and he followed up with this:
I have been sitting here for the past three to four hours reading all of your bios I have been listening to your music for all of those 25 years but in the last few days you have become more than a Christian rock band to me.

I just want you to know that although your music is the best of the best your testimony is very much a blessing and tremendously encouraging.
Thank you, Robert!