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12.04.21Bible-Reading Update: Jeremiah 28-Ezekiel 12
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11.27.21Christmas Playlist: A Month's Worth of Parodies
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11.27.21How to Help the Studio Where We Record (It's Free)
11.27.21New USBs Include New CD and Latest Single
11.23.21This Week's News Bulletin
11.20.21This Week's ApX Radio Show: Thanksgiving
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11.20.21How to Donate Online or by Mail
11.20.21How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
11.20.21Wyoming Fan Lists Her ApX Top 10
11.20.21Prayer Update on Bill Turner
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11.16.21This Week's News Bulletin
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11.13.21New CD BOGO Extended by Request
11.13.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 19th Single
11.08.21New Single ('80 & '84)
11.06.21We Changed Two Songs on Our Last Two Singles
11.06.21Serious Prayer Update: Bill Turner
11.05.21Influential Albums: 540-546
11.03.21This Week's News Bulletin
10.30.21Happy Prayer Request Update: Bill Turner
10.30.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 18th Single
10.30.21Influential Albums: 533-539
10.25.21New Single: '86 & '89
10.22.21Four Members Celebrate ApX Anniversaries
10.22.21Sad Prayer Request Update: Angela Walker
10.22.21Influential Albums: 526-532
10.21.21Clues for 2021 Single #18
10.16.21Prayer Request Updates: Angela Walker & Bill Turner
10.15.21Another Rieger Daughter Becomes a Bride
10.15.21Influential Albums: 519-525
10.14.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 17th Single
10.13.21New Single: '85 & '86
10.09.21Updated on Three Prayer Requests from Last Week
10.08.21Influential Albums: 512-518
10.08.21What's on the Never, but Then Again Before CD?
10.04.21This Week's News Bulletin
10.03.21Important Prayer Requests from Three Fans
10.03.21Influential Albums: 505-511
10.02.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 16th Single
09.30.21More Info on the Upcoming ApologetiX CD
09.28.21New Single: 80's Solo Superstars
09.25.21Next CD Coming Next Month
09.25.21Influential Albums: 498-504
09.25.21New USB Flash Drives Include New CD & Single
09.20.21Couple Will Match All Donations Thru Thursday
09.17.21Urgent Prayer Request for Bill Turner
09.17.21From a Native American ApX Fan in Montana
09.17.21Influential Albums: 491-497
09.17.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 15th Single
09.15.21New Single: 80's One-Hit Wonders (Almost)
09.12.21Clues for 2021 Single #15
09.12.21Influential Albums: 484-490
09.07.21This Week's News Bulletin
09.04.21Super Sentiments from 16 States & Saskatchewan
09.04.21Another Praise Report from Darnell Cline
09.04.21No Single This Wkd: Here's Why & What's in the Works
09.04.21Influential Albums: 477-483
08.27.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 14th Single
08.27.21Influential Albums: 470-476
08.24.21New Single: 2 from 1986
08.22.21New CD BOGO Ends Wednesday
08.22.21Big Bunch o' Books: What J.'s Been Reading Lately
08.20.21Influential Albums: 463-469
08.16.21This Week's News Bulletin
08.14.21Influential Albums: 456-462
08.14.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 13th Single
08.10.21New Single: 2 Top 10 Hits from 1985
08.07.21Rich Gets Quick: Fastest ApX Member to 100 Songs
08.07.21Influential Albums: 449-455
08.07.21New CD in Stock: Buy 1, Get 1 of 33 CDs Free
08.02.21This Week's News Bulletin
07.30.21More Prayer Needed for Darnell Cline
07.30.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 12th Single
07.30.21Influential Albums: 442-448
07.27.21New Single: More Mid-80's Music
07.25.21Influential Albums: 435-441
07.25.21What's on the Get Rich Quick CD?
07.22.21This Week's News Bulletin
07.17.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 11th Single
07.16.21Father of the Bride (and Father of the Bride 2)
07.16.21More Info on the Upcoming ApologetiX CD
07.16.21Influential Albums: 428-434
07.12.21New 80's Single: #1 Hit and a One-Hit Wonder
07.10.21Darnell Cline: Encouragement from Other ApX Fans
07.10.21Update on Last Week's Appeal Letter
07.10.21Get Ready for Our 62nd CD

What's on Tap for October
Fri., Sep. 28. 2018 12:28pm EDT

J. Jackson, lead singer and lyricist for ApologetiX here again.

Marvel Comics used to have a feature called "Stan Lee's Soapbox" in which their esteemed editor/publisher would talk about upcoming projects. It was usually the first thing I'd read when a new month of comic books would come out. I loved Stan's writing style, and you can probably see traces of it in our newsletters. Well, in that grand tradition, let me tell you about what we have in the works for October.

Our next single will feature songs about:

Moses breaking the Ten Commandments
Yes, Moses boke them all literally and we break them all figuratively (Romans 3:10, 3:23, James 2:10). This is a parody I got the title for over 20 years ago but only wrote lyrics for in this last month, because I never thought we'd get to do it. This song is part of our continuing efforts in the past five years to catch up on the events of Moses' life with songs like "We're Not Goin' to Canaan," "Jesus and Moses," "Pharaoh-noid," "Ground Shook Here," "Man Born to Scale the Mountain," "Head Over Here," and "Selfish Sheep."

David's persecution by King Saul
You could call it a companion piece to "Confiscated" and "Crazy Little King God Loves," but this one is from David's perspective and includes his anxieties, plus his friendship with Jonathan, and his desire to put his hope in the Lord and not to put Saul's life in his own hands.

The single after that will feature songs about:

Peter raising Tabitha (a.k.a. Dorcas) from the dead
This parody fits in nicely with our songs about the resurrection of the Shunamite's son by Elisha ("I Just Died and Arose"), the widow's son in Nain by Jesus ("Nain"), Jairus' daughter by Jesus ("Wake Up, Talitha Cumi"), Lazarus by Jesus ("Lazzie Lay"), Eutychus by Paul ("Listenin' After Midnight), and Jesus Himself (too many to list here) — not to mention all of the dead saints in Jerusalem who were raised after Jesus was crucified ("Cemetery Came Alive").

Being a completist, you know that means I want to write two more songs so we can take care of all of the resurrections that have already taken place in the Bible. We still need one for the widow of Zarephath's son raised by Elijah in 1 Kings 17:1724 and the man brought back to life when his body touched Elisha's bones (2 Kings 13:2021).

The Prophet Isaiah
Although Isaiah's book has the second-most chapters of any in the Bible, we've never done a song specifically about it or him. Sure, we've referred to key verses from Isaiah in songs like "Virgin," "No One is Good But One," "Working for the Weakened," "Don't Bring Me Cows," "The Jews' Lost Hero," "Ballad of Jesus and Yahweh," "Put You Down in My Will," etc., but I think the guy deserves his own song.

We already have two songs each about Jeremiah ("Weep Jeremiah" and "(Be Bold) Jeremiah") and Ezekiel ("EZKiel" and "Fly Like Ezekiel"), and three about Daniel ("Daniel," "Lions," "Guide the Way," plus other songs that refer specifically to events in Daniel's book like "Babylona," "Nightmare Waiting," and "Iran (So Far Away)"). Furthermore, we've got one for each of the 12 Minor Prophets. My goodness, we even wrote two for "Habakkuk," not to mention three for Jonah, so Isaiah's overdue!

The above four songs are already well underway, and we should have them all available long before Halloween, Lord willing.