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11.29.21New Single: '83 & '84, Complete Library Deal
11.29.21Get Over 1425 Tracks for $100 This Week
11.29.21Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
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
11.27.21How 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 ('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
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

This Past Weekend in CO, LA & PA (Plus Josh McDowell)
Tue., Aug. 30. 2005 12:49am EDT

Thanks to everybody who came to see us this past weekend in Colorado, Louisiana and Pennsylvania on our whirlwind "Rocky Mountain/Bayou Country/Homecoming Tour."

Friday night we played for a special apologetics conference at Focus on the Family headquarters in Colorado Springs CO. As usual, the high altitude didn't exactly help our breathing, singing or energy level (tell the Broncos, Nuggets and Rockies not even to bother calling when we become free agents), but what happened afterward really put our heads in the clouds. We got to meet two speakers we've admired for a long time, famous apologetics experts and authors Josh McDowell and Lee Strobel.

God gave us great favor with both Josh and Lee, and each one asked us for some ApologetiX CDs. Furthermore, after our first set, Josh met us backstage and said, "I could just sit and listen to that all night!" Check out the photo of us with Josh in this article. His ministry and books are a large reason why we first developed an interest in apologetics and why we chose the band name.

Although Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family was not in attendance, his wife, Shirley, was. One of the staff told us later, "Shirley was rocking out!" Our bass player, Keith Haynie, replied, "Don't you mean 'walking out'?," referring to the fact that our stage show is considerably louder and wilder than "Adventures in Odyssey." We hope she enjoyed our part of the presentation, but we didn't get to meet her.

We did finally have the pleasure of meeting Focus on the Family's "Plugged In" Magazine Editor Bob Smithouser, though. Bob has been a longtime supporter of ApologetiX, and "Plugged In" has featured us in their publication a number of times in the past five years. He has spoken to J. on the phone several times in the past, and it was great to spend some time in person.

Thanks to Alex and Clay for coordinating our involvement in the event, and to Natalie, our stage manager; Dave, our soundman; Paul and James, our drivers; and Christine, Cindy and Kayla, who supervised our CD table.

On Saturday, we played our second annual August concert in Monroe LA, once again coordinated by our pal Clayton Poland. We were met at the airport by Clayton and his staff of volunteers, all wearing hats, suits and sunglasses (a la the Blues Brothers) and waiting to drive us to the event in classic automobiles Thanks to Clayton and the entire crew, and special thanks to our helpers at the CD table, Jonathan, Cody and Colton (a.k.a. "Coltrane").

With Hurricane Katrina expected to hit Louisiana the next day, we were a little worried about our flights making it in time for our concert in Scottdale PA on Sunday night, but everything worked out fine. Katrina's long-range effects were felt on Saturday -- there was plenty of rain -- but we still had a great turnout. And the only thing that detained us from Sunday's show was the backroads "short cut" we all took from the Pittsburgh airport to Scottdale :)

Scottdale is only 45 minutes from our homebase of PIttsburgh, so we got to see plenty of friends and family there. Thanks to Tina for coordinating the event and to our helpers, Greg, Heidi, Larry, and Dan, who acted as all-purpose roadies and also took care of the CD table. Welcome back to Beth Davis from her mission trip to Kenya! Thanks also to John B. for running the sound and to Bob for taking care of the lights.