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04.12.24Influential Albums: 1430-1436
04.12.24Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
04.12.24Over 1650 Tracks for $100
04.12.24USBs Include New CD & Latest Single
04.12.24This Week's Bible-Reading
04.12.24Unchained Medley CD Added to iTunes, Spotify, Etc.
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04.08.24This Week's News Builletin
04.05.24Five Months Till the Big ApologetiX Show
04.05.24New Story
04.05.24Influential Albums: 1423-1429
04.05.24The Stories Behind the Songs on This Single
04.05.24ApX Fan Needs Lung Transplant or a Miracle
04.03.24This Week's News Bulletin
04.01.24New Single: Two-Hit Wonders
03.29.24Bible-Reading Ends Tuesday, Starts Again Wednesday
03.29.24Rock the Bible Finishes Up
03.29.24Easter Season Playlist 2024
03.29.24Influential Albums: 1416-1422
03.28.24New CD BOGO Ends Sunday Night
03.28.24Clues for 2024 Single #7
03.25.24This Week's News Bulletin
03.22.24Influential Albums: 1409-1415
03.22.24This Week's Bible-Reading
03.22.24The Stories Behind the Songs on This Single
03.20.24This Week's News Bulletin
03.20.24New Single: Top-Five Hits by Four-Man Bands
03.16.24Influential Albums: 1402-1408
03.16.24This Week's Bible-Reading and Rock Thru the Bible
03.12.24This Week's News Bulletin
03.09.24Influential Albums: 1395-1401
03.09.24This Week's Bible-Reading and Rock Thru the Bible
03.09.24The Stories Behind the Songs on This Single
03.05.24This Week's News Bulletin
03.03.24New Single: '74 Solo Smashes
03.01.24A Serious Problem We're Trying to Address
02.29.24All About Our Next CD
02.29.24Influential Albums: 1388-1394
02.29.24This Week's Bible-Reading and Rock Thru the Bible
02.29.24Clues for 2024 Single #5
02.25.24This Week's News Bulletin
02.22.24Get Ready for Our Next CD
02.22.24Influential Albums: 1381-1387
02.22.24This Week's Bible Reading and Rock Thru the Bible
02.22.24Wayne Is Retiring, What's Next for Him and Us?
02.22.24The Stories Behind the Songs on This Single
02.19.24This Week's News Bulletin
02.19.24New Single: Billy & The Beach
02.16.24Influential Albums: 1374-1380
02.16.24This Week's Bible Reading and Rock Thru the Bible
02.16.24Remembering ApX Friend Paul "Doc" Nigh (1956-2024)
02.16.24Clues for 2024 Single #4
02.10.24Influential Albums: 1367-1373
02.10.24This Week's Bible Reading and Rock Thru the Bible
02.10.24The Stories Behind the Songs on This Single
02.06.24This Week's News Bulletin
02.06.24New Single: '74 & '83
02.03.24ApX Lead Singer/Lyricist Shares His Testimony 36 Years Later
02.03.24Influential Albums: 1360-1366
02.03.24This Week's Bible Reading and Rock Thru the Bible
02.03.24Latest CD Added to iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Etc.
02.02.24Clues for 2024 Single #3
01.29.24This Week's News Bulletin
01.26.24Influential Albums: 1353-1359
01.26.24How to Get the ApX Library, USBs, Multiple Downloads
01.26.24This Week's Bible-Reading and Rock Thru the Bible
01.26.24Flashback: J.'s Vision for ApologetiX in 2014
01.26.24J.'s Vision for ApologetiX in 2024
01.26.24The Stories Behind the Songs on This Single
01.24.24Checking in With ApX Alum Drummer Fred Behanna
01.22.24This Week's News Bulletin
01.22.24New Single: '70s #1 Hits That Remade '60s Top 10 Hits
01.19.24Influential Albums: 1346-1352
01.19.24Encouraging Message from Longtime Fan in Oklahoma
01.19.24This Week's Bible-Reading & Rock Thru the Bible
01.15.24This Week's News Bulletin
01.12.24Influential Albums: 1339-1346
01.12.24The Stories Behind the Songs on This Single
01.12.24Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Week
01.12.24New Testament Reading Started Wednesday
01.11.24New Worship Songs Available from ApX Alum Bill Rieger
01.08.24New Single: '81 & '83
01.08.24New CD BOGO Ends Sunday
01.08.24New USB Thumb Drives on the Way
01.05.24Clues for 2024 Single #1
01.05.24Influential Albums: 1332-1338
01.05.24Have You Heard About the Other Music City Miracle?
01.05.24This Week's Bible Reading & Rock Thru the Bible
12.29.23Influential Albums: 1325-1331
12.29.23Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Week
12.28.232023: A Record-Breaking Record-Making Year
12.28.23The Stories Behind the Songs on This Single
12.26.23This Week's News Bulletin
12.26.23New Single: 1974 & 2008
12.23.23Influential Albums: 1318-1324
12.23.23Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Week
12.23.23ApologetiX Updated Christmas Playlist
12.18.23This Week's News Bulletin

From a Messianic Jew in Massachusetts
Wed., Nov. 28. 2018 9:40pm EST

We recently received this email from a longtime fan who is also a Messianic Jew. it greatly encouraged us, and he gave us permission to share it with you:

I just listened to "Read Isaiah". That book is a particularly powerful tool for us Messianic Jews, especially the 53rd chapter. The first Christian heavy-metal band that I had gotten interested in was likely Stryper, which put a big emphasis on the fifth verse.

But I am also very impressed with your musicianship, which I feel has come a very long way, especially over perhaps about the last 10 (or more) years. Despite the original Sugarloaf song containing extensive instrumental portions, you still worked with the full version. As a follower of Jesus and a "Boomer" who grew up extensively on what is today often called "classic rock", I am thrilled with the way you have filled the void after my having given up so much of my youthful secular music.

And your library has exploded, too — 600+ songs is an extensive amount of work for one band! While you cover a variety of styles, I think that over 50 percent of them fit the classic rock "mold". Many times lately when I have been going to the gym to work out, the PA system is nearly always tuned to what seems to be a classic rock (mainstream, of course) satellite station. Whatever songs I may hear in a given classic-rock-listening visit there, I think that the majority of them have turned out to be spoofed by you as well. That's very impressive — it's like hitting an extensive amount of desirable targets!

I feel that ApologetiX is too much underrated. I am glad that HM Magazine (known as Heaven's Metal in earlier days) gave you at least some respect. But I lament CCM Magazine giving you what I felt was way too little space. I still remember when this magazine held a reader vote for who to put on the cover of one of its issues. The winner: Brian Littrell of the Backstreet Boys. The magazine's response: "Your wish is our command." The 2nd place runner-up: ApologetiX. The magazine's response: Probably about as stingy on the coverage as the magazine could get.

To be quite honest, I suspect that many editors at CCM were breathing a big sigh of relief that you did not get the top spot. At times I feel upset about this because if CCM, a very powerful resource in Christian music (at least back in its print edition days), gave ApologetiX at least as much coverage as HM did, I think you would have had many, many more fans (and, in turn, financial supporters).

Unfortunately, I guess that many at CCM were too uncomfortable with the parody concept. Yet I suspect that many Psalms themselves were parodies — assuming the Hebrew word "uhl"/"al" (spelled with the letters ayin and nun, and often meaning "on" or "upon"), which is found in many superscriptions, is likely to be translated as "upon the tune/melody of" in such contexts (perhaps songs like "Do Not Destroy" or "Doe of the Morning" were secular).

Anyway, keep up the awesome work. Your band's contribution to Godly music is too precious to ignore.

Longing for your band's welfare and extensive blessings,

Joel Havian
Beverly MA