Crowd shot masthead ApologetiX Logo Keith Haynie plays bassBill Hubauer plays lead guitarJ. Jackson sings leadJimmy Vegas Tanner plays drums
61,520
as of February 27, 2021

<< Back to the fan club


Search Past News:

Sort by Relevance Date

Yesterday's News:

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
02.26.21Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
02.26.21New USBs Include Latest CD and New Single
02.26.21Bible Reading Update: John 7-Acts 28
02.22.21New Single: '72 & '82
02.22.21How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
02.22.21Get Over 1350 Tracks for $100 This Week
02.20.21Jimmy Becomes a Grandpa for the Third Time
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
09.28.20New Single: '85 & '96
09.25.20Keith Haynie Is a Grandpa Again
09.25.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 20
09.18.20The Stories Behind the Songs on the New Single
09.18.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 19
09.18.20New Donor Will Match All Donations This Week
09.18.20New Single: '69 & '77
09.15.20New Single, Another Matching Donor
09.11.20Fans in Kansas Will Match Donations Thru Wed.
09.11.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 18
09.11.20New USBs on the Way
09.11.20ApX USBs Contain Complete Catalog
09.04.20The Stories Behind the Songs on the New Single
09.04.20How to Donate Online or by Mail
09.04.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 17
09.02.20New Single, 2 New Matching Donors
09.01.20New Single: 2 Groups We've Never Spoofed Before
08.31.20We Need Help but Fan Will Match Donations
08.28.20From a New Fan in Virginia
08.28.20ApX Reaching Kids in Canada
08.28.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 16
08.28.20Clues for 2020 Single #15
08.21.20Encouragement from FL, SD, TN, TX & VA
08.21.20Fan in Kenya Reacts to New Single
08.21.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 15
08.17.20New Single: East Coast 80's, West Coast 90's
08.14.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 14
08.13.20Clues for This Weekend's Single
08.11.20Weekly News Update

ApX for Art's Sake: Christian Culture in Colorado
Thu., Aug. 1. 2019 1:48am EDT

We knew we'd never be classified as "darlings of the critics" when we set out to do Christian parodies, but an email we received recently from a well-spoken fan in Colorado almost made us feel respectable. :) Seriously, this email really encouraged us, and we hope it encourages you:

The closer I get to Jesus, the more I crave virtue and deep meaning in my art. I want something that inspires and resonates with me. I see vapid meaningless piece of art after art. For instance, just looking at the shows Netflix and Hulu choose to make — I want something better!

So, I was visiting a friend in Kansas and there was a magazine that had an article about ApologetiX. I considered myself in the know on Christian music and had vaguely heard about them, but after reading the article I became determined to find their stuff. So I ended up buying the whole library from on USB drive. Wow!!!

The music is like the controversy between modern worship and hymns. I constantly find that ApologetiX lyrics are deep like hymns, while so much of the other Christian music out there is fluffy and lacking any meat. (I was just listening to "Wrongview" and thinking about justice in the world).

I love art, especially Christian art. Amongst modern art, ApologetiX has quickly established itself amongst my three favorite artists: Adam Ford (the comic guy who started the Babylon Bee), Danny Carrales (he is a Christian director whose movies are just faithfully awesome) and now ApologetiX.

I suspect it is not easy for any of you guys, but the art coming out of all of you is legendary. For instance with ApologetiX -- so many of the songs they put out — I hated the original versions — and I love ApologetiX's versions.

What's funny is that is true sometimes even with the music. Like Smash Mouth's "Walkin' on the Sun." I could not stand that song, but somehow I find myself listening to "Droppin' on the Sun" over and over and loving the music better than the original, and this is without factoring in the awesome lyrics that make me contemplate so much more.

Keep it up guys, you are feeding my thirsty soul.

Wayne Janeck
Littleton CO
Thanks so much, Wayne! We feel like Pigpen must have felt in after Charlie Brown defended his honor by saying "He may be carrying soil that was trod upon by Solomon, or even Nebuchadnezzar." As Pigpen said in response, "Sort of makes you want to treat me with more respect, doesn't it?"