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06.02.17Clues for Our Upcoming Single

ApologetiX in KY, NM & MO and More
Wed., Jun. 26. 2002 1:46pm EDT

J. Jackson, lead singer for ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band) here.

1. Update on J's Sister: Urgent Prayer Request
2. Concerts Thu-Sun in KY, NM and MO
3. Concerts Next Wed and Sat in OH and PA
4. Upcoming Concerts
5. Grace Period Clues #12 and 13
6. Update from Our Drummer, Bill
7. Update on Fred's Daughter: Good News


1. UPDATE ON J'S SISTER: URGENT PRAYER REQUEST

As most of you know, my oldest sister, Jeannine, has a serious liver disorder and has been at the top of the waiting list for a liver transplant at Johns Hopkins for about a month now. Late last night, the liver came in, and it was a young and large liver, which is the very best thing they could have hoped for to help counteract her condition. When the doctors removed her old liver, they were amazed to find it was even worse than they had imagined. The operation usually takes six hours, but hers took 13! However, the surgery appears to have been successful. My family is very grateful to God for this, and is encouraged by the fact that liver transplants have a very high success rate. Of course, Jeannine is still not out of the woods yet and is still in intensive care. Please pray for her complete recovery. Thanks!


2. CONCERTS THU-SUN IN KENTUCKY, NEW MEXICO AND MISSOURI

Thursday, June 27 at 8:00 pm
(Get there at 7 p.m.)
Ticketed Event
McCracken County Fair -
Sponsored by WGCF Radio
Paducah, KY
Contact: Pam Ward
270-251-0894

Friday, June 28, 2002 at TBA PM
Ticketed Event
BALLOON FIESTA PARK
Sponsored by Last Chance Ministries & Project H.O.P.E.
9401 Balloon Museum Drive
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Contact: Dale Lumley Sr.
505-255-1397

Sunday, June 30 at 6:30 pm
Free Concert!
FAMILY LIFE FELLOWSHIP
526 West Reed Street
Moberly, Missouri
Contact: Doug Drage/Church office
660-263-0488
Email: doug@worship2go.com


3. CONCERTS NEXT WED AND SAT IN OH AND PA

Wednesday. July 3, 2002 7:00 PM
Tickets $10 advance
New Towne Mall -
sponsored by JOYFUL NOISE, INC.
400 Mill, SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio
Contacts: Lisa Stilgenbauer
330-343-6011 and
Mary Ann Adams
330-343-3398
Or, Charge tickets by phone:
800-965-9324
Email: joyfulnoiseinc@yahoo.com

Saturday, July 6, 2002 7:30 PM
$10 for all day event incl concert
OR $5.00 Concert Only
ELYSBURG ALLIANCE CHURCH
1 West Alpha Avenue
Elysburg, PA
Contact: Scott Ziegler/Church office
570-672-7265


4. UPCOMING CONCERTS

To schedule a concert with ApologetiX, please contact Burke Communications at 949-770-3001 (9 a.m. To 5 p.m. PST) or booking@apologetix.com

Jun 21 - AtlantaFest GA Jun 27 - Paducah KY Jun 28 - Albuquerque NM Jun 30 - Moberly MO Jul 03 - New Philadelphia OH Jul 06 - Elysburg PA Jul 13 - Sonshine Fest MN Jul 14 - LiFest WI Jul 15 - Oklahoma City OK Jul 16 - Beeville TX Jul 17 - Dublin TX Jul 19 - Springfield IL Jul 20 - Spirit Fest Midwest MN Jul 27 - Somerdale OH Aug 04 - Inside Out Soul Fest NH Aug 07 - Kingdom Bound NY Aug 10 - Bloomington MN Aug 15 - Cullman, AL Aug 17 - Clymer PA Aug 24 - Canton OH Aug 25 - Oakdale PA Aug 31 - Tipton PA Sep 01 - Six Flags NJ Sep 06 - Endicott NY Sep 07 - Marion OH Sep 21 - Holland MI Sep 28 - Huntington Station NY Oct 12 - Columbia MO


5. GRACE PERIOD CLUES #12 AND 13

On August 1, we are scheduled to release our seventh CD, "Grace Period," with 20 parodies of rock hits from yesterday and today. In a time-honored tradition, we're giving our e-mail subscribers clues as to the contents ˇ what our parody version is about and what song/artist we're spoofing. Here are clues #12 and 13:

#12 Regeneration
In light of the tremendous box office success of the Spiderman movie, I'd like to mention that I used to be a very avid collector of comic books. In fact, I traded some of them to get the money for my first electric guitar. I loved reading about the origins of famous superheroes and supervillains. One of my favorites was the origin of one of Spiderman's oldest foes, the Lizard. He was a Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde sort of guy. In this case, Dr. Jeckyl was Dr. Curt Conners, a one-armed scientist who experimented with lizards in hopes of replicating their amazing powers of regeneration (the ability to grow new limbs). His experiments ultimately did grow him a new arm, but at the cost of turning him into a malicious Mr. Hyde-type reptilian humanoid known as the Lizard.

In this song, we are indeed talking about regeneration, but not that type, although the regeneration the Bible speaks of in Titus 3:5 does indeed turn us into new creatures/creations (2 Cor. 5:17). We're talking about the regeneration of hearts (Ezekiel 11:19, 18:31, 36:26).

The group who did the original song we're spoofing here has been listed as the world's loudest band by the Guinness Book of World Records. Although their concert performances have always been a smash, and they've racked up 10 platinum albums from the 1960s through the 1980s, they've only ever had one Top 10 hit. Judging by the title of that song, they should have seen it coming.

#13 Follow Me
One of the simplest and yet hardest commands Jesus ever gave His disciples was "follow Me." Sure it was easy enough for the disciples to follow Him through Galilee, but the road got harder as it led to Jerusalem and, ultimately, to Calvary. According to what we know from church history, all of Jesus' original 12 Apostles were martyred, except for Judas, who committed suicide, and John, who still got banished to the isle of Patmos for a while. However, the Bible only officially records the death of the first apostle to be martyred, John's brother, James. Isn't it ironic that both James and John came to Jesus and asked to sit beside Him in His kingdom (Mark 10:35-40), and yet they took very different paths as they followed Christ -- one of them was the first Apostle to die as a martyr (James was put to death by the sword) whereas the other one was the last Apostle to die, at a very ripe old age of natural causes?

The Bible doesn't spend much time discussing James' martyrdom ˇ one verse (Acts 12:2). We decided to write a song from James' perspective, speculating on what might have been going through his mind while he was in jail, facing death at the hands of King Herod Agrippa I. We don't know for sure that James was held in jail before his execution, but that's a pretty fair guess, seeing as Agrippa I captured Peter soon after with the intention of executing him and yet kept him in prison first (Peter was rescued by an angel while awaiting execution.) Herod's father, Herod Antipas, also kept John the Baptist in jail before beheading him.

The artist who did the original version of this song is a disciple of sorts, too ˇ he's the prot╚g╚ of a more famous artist (one that we've already spoofed on a previous album), even though in this case the disciple's biggest hit went to #5, whereas his mentor's biggest hit only went to #19. The mentor did have two multi-platinum albums (one of them sold over 10 million!), though, and his recently released third album will probably go multi-platinum, too. They both hail from Michigan.


6. UPDATE FROM OUR DRUMMER BILL

Our drummer, Bill Rieger, sent the guys in the band an e-mail today, and he has given me permission to share the following with you:

Today was the appointment with Dr. Bowman. I took the CT scan of my ankle for him to review. The diagnosis IS arthritis. For now it is a controllable case. He shot me with cortisone and gave me a prescription for an anti- inflammatory that I need to take before I play drums. I return to Dr. Bowman when the pain starts to get out of control again and I will get another CT scan to see how the arthritis is progressing. It won't get any better (unless God has a doozy in store, which I don't rule out EVER ). Its all a matter of how fast it gets worse. The fuse is lit.

Also, please pray for my mother. Her Sjorgren's disease is complicating things even further and now she has to go for a bone scan to check for cancer. Sjhogren's is a disease that effects the blood and is one of the many immune system disorders. The disease is progressing and at this point any complication is lethal if unattended. If cancer turned up at this point, it would be very bad.

My mother is an inspirational, Christian woman who dedicated her life to working for Christ by being a social worker in the least desirable positions in the least desirable location of Pittsburgh. She never complains and always works too hard.

If you'd like to e-mail Bill, sent it to bill@apologetix.com


7. UPDATE ON FRED'S DAUGHTER: GOOD NEWS!

Here's an update from former ApologetiX drummer Fred Behanna about his daughter Beth, who has been receiving treatments for Hodgkins Disease.

This will be the last update until Beth gets her catscan and we're all just so happy for her right now. She was released from the hospital at about 2:30pm on Monday. Praise God!!! She's feeling great and so excited about being "free" again :)

The grafting of the stem cells did take place and went better than expected as far as complications go. We still have to wait a couple of weeks to see how effective the chemo was in bringing the Hodgkins into remission. The doctors say that it will be a progressive thing for the stem cells to do their job. If any Hodgkins is left after the chemo, and the stem cell transplant works, each catscan will show less and less of the disease.

Beth is now at home and getting ready for her brothers wedding; putting together the favors and planning all the last minute details.

Thanks again for all your care, concern, and most of all prayers during this time.

You can contact Fred at fred@apologetix.com

Apologetically,

J. -- J. Jackson Lead Singer/Lyricist ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band) j@apologetix.com


Titus 3:5
He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,