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03.27.17New CD in Stock, ApX 25th Anniversary Today
03.27.17Come to Our 25th Anniversary Show in August
03.25.17Get Our Complete Library on USB
03.24.17How to Donate Online or By Mail
03.24.17Custom ApX Lapel Pins Available
03.24.17Moose Music: Rieger Releases Solo Project
03.24.17New CD in Stock: Buy 1, Get 1 Free
03.21.17New Single Spoofs 70s & 90s
03.21.17Get Multiple Downloads for Any Size Donation
03.21.17What Songs Are on the New CD, Very Vicarious?
03.17.17Australian Fan Encouraged by ApX Song
03.17.17Clues for This Weekend's Single
03.16.17ApX Fan Battles Pancreatic Cancer
03.16.17Apolo-Vet-iX: Dog's Doc Digs ApX
03.09.17"1000 Tracks for 100 Bucks" Ends Sunday
03.09.17The Title and Theme of Our Upcoming 47th CD
03.09.17Jewish Believer in Wyoming is a New ApX Fan
03.09.17ApX Supplies Soundtrack for Sunday Shift
03.07.17Bill "Moose" Rieger Set to Release New CD
03.06.17New Single Spoofs the Swingin' 60's
03.04.17ApX Fan Moving to Nepal for Missions
03.04.17Good News from Peewee Valley KY
03.04.17ApX Singer Does Radio Interview in Clearwater FL
03.04.17Todd Waites Back in States from Nicaragua
03.04.17Clues for Sunday Night's Single
02.22.17Amazing Terry Bradshaw Football Card Testimony
02.22.17Longtime TX Fan Takes ApX with Him to OK
02.22.17Pardon Me, Boy, Was That the Chattanooga New Two?
02.22.17New Single Spoofs Foreigner & Spin Doctors
02.22.17Fan Will Match Your Donations Through Tuesday
02.20.17New Single, Lapel Pins & More
02.16.17From Longtime Fans in California & Alaska
02.16.17From a New Fan in Missouri
02.16.17Virginia Fan Likes Latest CD and Fan Testimonies
02.16.17Clues for Our Next Single
02.16.17Prayer Request for Fan's Mother
02.13.17We Need Help But We Have a Gift For Our Helpers
02.09.17California Fan Echoes Our Sentiments
02.08.17New Single Spoofs Classic Rockers & New Wavers
02.08.17Who Says Pittsburghers Can't Be Oilers Fans?
02.08.17From a New Fan in Florida
02.08.17Missionary Wears ApX Shirt in Nine Nations
02.06.17New Single (70s & 80s), New USBs, 1000 Tracks Deal
02.01.17Clues for Our Next Single
02.01.17ApX "Sirens" Video Impacts Cleveland Congregation
02.01.17Wyoming Woman Uses Us for Sunday School
02.01.17Fan Has Message for Other ApX Fans
01.25.17ApX Keyboardist Becomes a Grandfather
01.25.17Sharing ApX (and the Gospel) on the Job in Oregon
01.25.17"Alexa, Play ApologetiX"
01.25.17Introducing ApX to Apaches in AZ
01.25.17Filipino Pastor is an ApX Fan
01.23.17Prayer Request for Fan's Wife
01.23.17New Single Spoofs '90s & 00's
01.20.17Clues for Sunday's Single
01.16.17Half Off & BOGO Specials End Tuesday Night
01.13.17Fan's Disease is Like "Science Fiction Horror Story"
01.13.17ApX is Standard Missionary Equipment in Mexico?
01.13.17Pastor Encouraged by ApX Song & Songbook
01.13.17"Buy 1 Get 1" New CD Special Ends Tuesday
01.13.17Half Off Ends Tuesday Night
01.05.17Half-Off Sale Ends Soon
01.05.17Songbook Helps Canadian Fan with Daily Devotions
01.05.17One-Year Bible-Reading Plan for Late Starters
01.05.17Wisconsin Fan Gives Away Hundreds of ApX CDs
01.01.17New Year's Single: 70's Superstars
12.29.16USB Drives Back in Stock
12.29.162016: The Year in Music Parody
12.28.16Get Multiple Downloads for Any Size Donation
12.28.16Clues for Our Next Single
12.28.16Encouraging Words from Thailand to Myrtle Beach
12.22.16About Last Week's Tricky Clues
12.22.16ApX Guitarist Gets Engaged
12.22.16ApologetiX Needs Help for Christmas
12.21.16Watching ApX Christmas Videos on YouTube
12.19.16New Single Spoofs 1969 & 1979
12.14.16New CD in Stock: Buy 1, Get 1 Free
12.13.16Deadlines for Delivery Before Christmas
12.13.16Clues for This Weekend's Single
12.12.16New CD in Stock (Buy 1 Get 1), USBs are Back
12.08.16Complete Your ApX Christmas Playlist
12.08.16What Songs Are on the New CD?
12.06.16New Christmas Single Released
12.02.16Clues for Sunday's Christmas Single
12.02.16ApX Gets Rave Review in Christian Musician Magazine
12.01.16ApX Soundman Becomes Amazon Success Story
11.24.16Hubie Hits #7 on the Billboard Charts
11.21.16New Single: #1 Hits from Either End of the 80's
11.18.16Last Wkd in OH & Future Touring
11.18.16New Video: The Sound of Sirens
11.17.16The Title and Theme of Our Upcoming 46th CD
11.17.16Clues for This Weekend's Single
11.17.16Wise Up and Rock is Back in Stock
11.09.16Saturday: Columbus OH with Todd on Keys
11.06.16New Single: 70s Funk & 80s Country
11.03.16New Video: Fishin' on a Pier
11.03.16An Old Favorite CD Returns Soon
11.03.16Congratulations, Jimmy & Keith!
11.03.16Clues for This Weekend's Single
10.30.16Unfortunately We Still Need Help & Prayer

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,