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11.27.21Christmas Playlist: A Month's Worth of Parodies
11.27.21Bible-Reading Update: Jeremiah 7-48
11.27.21Influential Albums: 561-567
11.27.21Kansas Fan Lists Her ApX Top 10
11.27.21Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
11.27.21Get Over 1425 Tracks for $100 This Week
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
11.20.21How to Get the New ApX Digital Interactive Songbook
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
11.19.21Influential Albums: 554-560
11.16.21This Week's News Bulletin
11.13.21Influential Albums: 547-553
11.13.21New CD BOGO Extended by Request
11.13.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 19th Single
11.08.21New Single ('81 & '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
07.10.21Remembering ApX Fan Steve Fagan
07.10.21Influential Albums: 421-427
07.08.21Clues for 2021 Single #11
07.05.21This Week's News Bulletin
07.02.21Darnell Cline: Continued Improvement, Long Way to Go
07.02.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 10th Single
07.01.21Influential Albums: 414-420
06.28.21New Single ('84 & '86)

Something Special from Sun City
Thu., Mar. 28. 2019 11:06am EDT

Back in 1985, Sun City was a controversial resort area in South Africa that made the news as the subject of an anti-apartheid protest record organized by Steven Van Zandt and featuring many famous rock, pop, R&B, and rap artists along the lines of "We Are the World."

But there's another Sun City in the metropolitan Phoenix area of Arizona, and it makes our newsletter this week, simply because an ApologetiX fan who lives there wrote us this wonderful email:

I wanted to tell you thanks for the many years of your ministry. You guys have been a blessing beyond what I can express.

I started my Christian walk in 1974 and, as you can imagine, Christian music sure did not have rock. I grew up on Petra, White Heart, DeGarmo & Key, Disciple, Mylon LeFevre, Idle Cure, Kutless, Mastodon and many, many more. When I wanted to slow down a bit I would fire up some Carman, Sandi Patti, Steven Curtis Chapman and Clay Cross.

It was an uphill battle and I thank God for opening doors for the pioneers of Christian Rock music, or as they called it in my church, devil music.

I attended a public school as most do, and they had a jukebox that played all the top 40 music and I did not have a clue what the songs were. When my son got to that age we had a long discussion about music and what he should be listening to. I told about how bands like Larry Norman and Petra made it possible for Christians to listen to something with a beat and still have a biblical message.

However, like during my days in high school, the jukebox played the top 40 of his day. So, I took him to an ApologetiX concert and he (so was I) absolutely blown away. We have been to three of them and just loved it. Now anytime I go to anyplace that is playing secular music from the 70's, 80's and 90's, I sing your version and get lost with what is actually being played.

As a side note, it was because of you guys that my son started a band in my garage. Once they had enough songs, about six years later, they hit the road and played festivals (as a backup to the backup to the backup) from Michigan to Florida.

My son was the only young married person in the band and he quit once he got back to Michigan. They toured for two months but he was and is a family man who decided God didn't want him on the road. It was a great experience for him, so your explanation of why you are not on the road makes perfect sense.

I listen to ApologetiX all the time. As matter of fact Keep the Change is playing while I write this email.

Robert Court
Sun City AZ
We sent a thank you note to Robert, and he followed up with this:
I have been sitting here for the past three to four hours reading all of your bios I have been listening to your music for all of those 25 years but in the last few days you have become more than a Christian rock band to me.

I just want you to know that although your music is the best of the best your testimony is very much a blessing and tremendously encouraging.
Thank you, Robert!