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ApologetiX in Ohio & Kansas, Singapore & More
Mon., Jan. 14. 2002 2:12pm EST

J. Jackson from ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band) here.

1. This Weekend: Ohio (Friday) and Kansas (Saturday & Sunday)
2. Next Weekend: Michigan (Friday) and Wisconsin (Saturday & Sunday)
3. ApologetiX in Singapore
4. Don't Mess With My Foot Foot (Bill Update)
5. The Trinity
6. Other Upcoming Concerts


1. THIS WEEKEND: OHIO (FRIDAY) AND KANSAS (SATURDAY & SUNDAY)

Hey, there have been a few changes to our schedule for this weekend. Instead of playing in Missouri on Friday, we're going to be in Ohio. Don't worry, Missouri, we're coming back later this year, as you can see in the concert schedule below. We're also playing an additional concert in Kansas, thanks to the hard work of ApologetiX Super-fan Ed "Alien Leader" Macke.

Fri., Jan. 18, 2002 at 7 p.m.
Tickets $8 Tabernacle of Praise
6480 Lower Leesville Road
Crestline OH
For more information call: 419-683-5105

Sat., Jan. 19, 2002 at 7 p.m.
Fifteenth Anniversary Celebration KNGM
Radio Flint Hills Christian Church
1836 US Hwy 50
Emporia KS
Contact: Steve Pearson, KNGM 620-343-9292

Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002 at 7 p.m.
Tickets $5 Advance, $7 at the door
Joy Fellowship Church
3000 W. 41st Street
Hays, KS
For more information call: Ed Macke at( 785) 743-2658
Tickets can also be purchased at The Good Book Store at
1012 Main St. or by calling 1-800-281-3812


2. NEXT WEEKEND: MICHIGAN (FRIDAY) AND WISCONSIN (SATURDAY & SUNDAY)

Friday, Jan. 25, 2002 at 8 p.m.
Heritage Center, Alma College
614 W. Superior
Alma MI
Contact: Lee Owens/Trinity Bible Fellowship
989-463-7304

Sat., Jan. 26, 2002 at 7 p.m.
"Gifts Galore"
Trinity Lutheran Church
501 Stewart Ave.
Wausau WI
Contact: Glen Dawursk 715-843-7023 glend100@hotmail.com www.yat.org/giftsgalore

Sun., Jan. 27, 2002 at TBA
Sponsored by Cornerstone Christian Church
New London High School Auditorium
1700 Klatt Road
New London WI
Ticket Info: Joe Olson 920-982-5386


3. APOLOGETIX IN SINGAPORE

I just got word that our CDs are now available in Singapore through a distributor there. Isn't that cool? I didn't know anybody knew who we were in Singapore. Do you suppose that all those people I thought were saying "Your singing is poor" were actually saying something about Singapore?


4. DON'T MESS WITH MY FOOT (BILL UPDATE)

Here's a January 10 update from our drummer, Bill, who severely injured his bass pedal foot at the beginning of our New Year's Eve concert in E. Rochester, NY, but who promises he'll be ready for the concerts this weekend:

"The foot is getting better, slowly but surely. The swelling is going down, but the bruising is getting worse, I am told that that is normal. My left foot is catching up. I am feeling confident that I will be ready in time for the shows, thanks to my instructor who gave me 54 punishing workouts for my left foot while playing (according to him, its not enough to play them like that he says," your good enough to do these, lets make it challenging ... play them BACKWARDS ) . Also many thanks to the overwhelming response from ApologetiX fans everywhere. It is very inspiring."

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


5. THE TRINITY

I get an e-mail last week from a new ager who claimed that Christians got the idea of the Trinity from the three phases of the moon. Needless to say, I couldn't let that comment go, so I sat down and composed a response to try and explain briefly why Christians believe in the Trinity. Of course, to really get into this topic, I'd have to write a book, and many people much wiser than I have written many books on the subject. However, I've edited the e-mail response I sent to that person, and I'd like to share it with you, because I think many of you will find it helpful. Here it is:

The concept of the Trinity is not something that Christians made up or borrowed from pagan religions. It comes from a variety of scriptures, both New and Old Testament, which show God as being one God in three Persons, the Father, the Son (the Word or Logos) and the Holy Spirit. Some people misinterpret this as Christians believing in three Gods, but this is not the case. They believe in one God, who is three persons. Hard to grasp? Yes, but so is the concept of God, a creator who always was and always will be. A mystery? Yes, but many things in the Bible are described as mysteries, including the fact that Christ was God, as it states in 1 Timothy 3:16:

"Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great: He appeared in a body, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by the angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory."

The oldest verse in the Bible possibly suggesting a Trinity may be Genesis 1:26a, in which God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness ..." Some say this is just a plural of majesty (i.e. "the royal 'We'") or that God is talking to angels in this text; however, others say that this is the first clue to the existence of the Trinity in the Bible.

Some people misunderstand the Trinity, and say, "Well, why would Jesus pray to the Father? He'd be praying to Himself!" They misunderstand the Trinity and forget its simple definition. One God, Three Persons. One person, Jesus, of the Godhead was talking to another, the Father. Others would say, "Why does Jesus say, 'The Father is greater than I?'" Note that Jesus doesn't say "The Father is BETTER than I." He just says Greater. And in the Trinity, the Father is the greatest in authority, but they are both God.

As Jesus says in John 15:26, "When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of Truth who proceeds from the Father, "He will bear witness of Me ..." Note that the Holy Spirit (the Bible is clear that the Spirit of Truth IS the Holy Spirit) proceeds from the Father, but is sent by Jesus. Each Person of the Trinity has a role, but each Person is God.

The Bible states clearly that the Father is God (Isaiah 63:16 and many, many other references), the Son is God (John 1:1, John 8:24, Hebrews 1:8, Titus 2:13, 2 Peter 1:1, Isaiah 9:6, and many, many more) and that the Holy Spirit is God (Acts 5:3-4, 2 Corinthians 3:17 and others). And yet it is clear from the Bible that the Father is not the Son or the Spirit, the Son is not the Father or the Spirit, and the Spirit is not the Father or the Son. They are three Persons, but They are one God, Yahweh. The Persons interact with each other, showing that They are not the same person, and yet both the New and Old Testaments state again and again, that there is only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4, James 2:19 and many more verses to numerous to count.) As we pointed out earlier in 1 Timothy 3:16, "Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great."

Four of the best illustrations of the Trinity at work in the Bible are:

Creation The Bible says that the God the Father created the Earth and everything else (Genesis 1:1, Isaiah 64:8, and many more). Yet in Genesis 1:2, it says that the Holy Spirit was there at the time of Creation. Furthermore, in Colossians 1:16, it says that the Son, Jesus, created all things.

Christ's Resurrection In Acts 3:26, it shows that the Father raised Jesus from the dead. Yet in John 2:19, Jesus said that He would raise Himself from the dead. Romans 8:11 says it is the Holy Spirit who raised Christ from the dead.

Christ's Baptism When Jesus was baptized, He was standing in the water being baptized by God. The Holy Spirit descended upon Him in the form of a dove, and the Father spoke from Heaven, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." (Matthew 3:17)

The Great Commission Before Jesus ascended into Heaven, He gave marching orders to His disciples. One of the things He said was that they should wait for the Holy Spirit to come, and He said that the Holy Spirit couldn't come if He (Jesus) didn't go away first. In John 16:7, Jesus says, "But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you." Also, in the last words of Jesus recorded in Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus says, "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit."

That was just a small sampling of the evidence in the Bible for the existence of the Trinity, but I hope you found it helpful.


6. OTHER UPCOMING CONCERTS

Yes, this schedule has changed since the last time we e-mailed you!

Fri., Feb. 1, 2002, at 7 p.m.
"The Hangout"
216 West Plum Street
Edinboro, PA
814-734-6515 Web site www/thehangout.8k.com
Contact: Sandy McMann 814-763-3704 pwchischild@hotmail.com
Kelly Culbertson 814-734-9246

Fri., Feb. 8, 2002 at 7 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Camdenton
181 Iowa Street
Camdenton MO
Contact: Rusty Gunn
Church Office: 573-346-3355

Fri., Feb. 22, 2002 at 8 p.m.
Jackson St. Station at Southside Baptist Church
2300 South Jackson St.
Janesville, WI 53545
Tickets $5 advance, $7 door
Contact: David or Debi Ashley
Phone: (608) 757-8220
Email: jackson_st_station@yahoo.com http://jacksonstreetstation.tripod.com

Sat., Feb. 23, 2002 (Two Shows) 6:30-8:00 p.m. 8:45-10:15 p.m.
Cup O' Joy Coffee House
232 South Broadway
Green Bay WI
Admission: Free (Love Offering Taken) Contact: Jan Oettinger
Cup Phone (open hours only): 920-435-3269
Jan's phone: 920-437-6694 jano@cupojoy.com
www.cupojoy.com

Sun., Feb. 24, 2002 at 5 p.m., opening act at 3:30 p.m.
Eastview Christian Church
Martinsville IN
Sponsored by the Seekers of God Youth Group of Martinsville Baptist Church
Admission: Free
Contact: Rick Hoffman rickhoffman@lucent.com
Church Phone: 765-342-3616

Saturday, March 2nd Time TBA
Ticketed Event
The Spectrum Statium
"The Kicks" Soccer Game
Philadelphia, PA
Admission: Tickets
Contact: Time DeMoss, WZZD
800-990-9673

Saturday, March 8, 2002 at TBA
Ticketed Event-
Sponsored by KNLE Radio
Westlake Fine Arts Auditorium
4100 Westbank Drive
Austin, TX
Contact: Brandon Johnson
Station Phone: 512-257-8801
brandon@candle88.com

Saturday, April 13, 2002 at 7 p.m.
West Virginia Annual Conference
United Methodist Youth Spring Gathering
Fairmont WV
Admission: Tickets
Contact: James Malick
Phone: 304-366-5188
Email: journeyym@juno.com

Friday, April 26, 2002 at 7 p.m.
Ticketed Event
Glad Tidings Church
750 E. Grangeville
Hanford CA
Contact: Jeff Milhon 559-584-6644

Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 28, 2002 at 10:30 a.m.
Venue TBA
Sacramento CA
Admission: Tickets
Contact: Kathleen Burke booking@apologetix.com
949-770-3001

Saturday, June 8, 2002 at 7 p.m. Ticketed Event
Spirit FM Crossover Festival
N. Highway 5
Camdenton MO
Admission: Tickets
Contact: Jim McDermott
Web Site Information: www.crossoverfest.org

June 19-22, 2002, TBA
Atlanta Fest
Six Flags Over Georgia "Edge Stage"
Date and time TBA
Atlanta Fest runs June 19-22, 2002 Visit their web site at wwww.atlantafest.com

Thursday, July 4, 2002 at 8 p.m.
Free Admission
4th of July Celebration
156 Breckenridge MI
Admission: Free
Contact: Jim Hoyle Phone: 989-842-5806

Saturday, July 13 at 11 a.m.
"Stage 2"
Ticketed Event
Sonshine Fest
2002 Wilmar, MN
Sonshine Fest runs from July 11, 12, 13 www.sonshinefest.com

July 11-14 TBA
LiFest
Sunnyview Fairgrounds and Expo Center
Oshkosh, WI
Stage, date, and time TBA LIFEST runs July 11,12,13,14
Admission: Ticketed Event
www.lifest.com Or
telephone 800-955-5433

Saturday, July 20 at TBA
Spirit Fest Midwest - Variety Stage
Detroit Lakes MN
Admission: Tickets
Web Site: www.spiritfestmidwest.com

Saturday July 28, 2002 at 8 p.m.
Atwood Lake Ministries
6181 Riggle Road NE
Somerdale OH
Admission: Tickets
Contact: John Frazee Phone: 330-859-2578

Wednesday, August 7, 2002 at 8 p.m.
Kingdom Bound
Six Flags
Darien Lake NY
Admission: Tickets
Web Site for more info: www.kingdombound.org

Saturday, August 10, 2002 at 7 p.m.
Restoration Church
Wisconsin Rapids WI
Admission: TBA
Contact: Brian Hilgard Phone: 715-424-5834

Saturday, August 24, 2002 at 7 p.m.
Old Bethel United Methodist Church
7995 East 21st Street
Indianapolis IN
Admission: TBA
Contact: Jason Rae Phone: 317-359-9651

Saturday, August 31, 2002 at 8 p.m.
ApologetiX Headlines this concert day. OC Supertones Headline on Sunday. Altoona PA
Admission: Tickets
Contact Doug Sloey 814-940-0112 doug_Sloey@yahoo.com

Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002 at TBA
Six Flags
Jackson NJ
Admission: Tickets
Contact: Tim DeMoss/WZZD
timmyd@wzzd.com

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002 at TBA
Ticketed Event - Sponsored by Calvary United Methodist Church
The Palace Theatre
276 E. Center Street
Marion OH
Admission: TBA
Contact: Rev. Dr. Michael Mohr or Jon Crothers/Youth Advisor
Office: 740-387-6830

Hope to see you there! God bless you all!

Apologetically,

J.

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


1 Timothy 3:16
"Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great: He appeared in a body, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by the angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory."