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We Need Help but Here Are 24 Vital Signs
May 10, 2018, 7:21 pm EDT
ApologetiX Fan Club Newsletter goes out to 64,394 subscribers.

In This Issue:

Four Touching Testimonies >>

From an Oregon Pastor  >>

ApX Helps Reporter Recover >>

Encouragement from Abroad >>

12 Notes from 12 States >>

16th ApX Episode on Air >>

New ApX USB Thumb Drives >>

How to Donate & Get MP3s >>

Tell Us About You.

Help us pick new songs to parody and cities to tour in by telling us about you. At least your zipcode and date of birth. (We won't tell anyone.)

Tell us about you >>

Photos from the Road

We try to take as many pictures of our concerts and fans as possible, and we have a bunch from our concert in Gahanna, OH on Sat., Nov 12.

See the photos from Gahanna, OH and other concerts.

Come to the Show
Nov. 30, 1999 at 12:00 am
info, tix, directions >>

Phound Photos

We are on an endless quest to have photos for ALL of our past concerts. We have many, but we do not have snapshots from many of our earlier shows. Every once in a while, someone sends us photos from long ago concerts and we post them. We just were sent a bunch from this concert:

Littleton, CO 05.01.11

We have recently added photos for these past concerts:
Littleton, CO  05.01.11

We are still missing photos from many concerts. And now, you can post them yourself to our website. Please review this list and see if you can help out.

Were You There?

Fans love to look up the photos on our website, and email them around. These are the ten most recent concerts that we have no photos from. Pick any concert you have photos for and please upload them.

1. Pittsburgh, PA  03.28.15
2. Barrington, RI  10.18.14
3. Harleysville, PA  10.17.14
4. Chesaning, MI  07.10.10

Upcoming Fan Birthdays

Happy birthday to all our fans and friends who are celebrating a birthday in the coming week including these 202 fans:

05.10Lonny G. - AR
05.10Benjamin W. - WY
05.10Melissa P. - OH
05.10Kirby F. - IL
05.10Charles K. - MI
05.10Andy H. - TX
05.10Jordan S. - AL
05.10Lynne J. - MD
05.10Ben J. - MA
05.10Howard L. - MI
05.10Thomas G. - TX
05.10Rita N. - GA
05.10Katherine B. - CA
05.10Dwayne T. - CA
05.10Bud F. - MN
05.10Teresa B. - AR
05.10Doug N. - New Zealand
05.10Jenn W. - PA
05.10Courtney E. - CO
05.10Timothy I. - IA
05.10James G. - TX
05.10Naomi K. - New South Wales
05.10Margaret W. - TN
05.10Richard A P. - PA
05.10David W. - United Kingdom
05.10Tim T. - MI
05.10Bud F. - SD
05.10Steven H. - CA
05.11Michael S. - TX
05.11James D. - WV
05.11Rebecca H. - GA
05.11Jonathan W. - OK
05.11Christina A. - WV
05.11Allie S. - LA
05.11Barbara G. - OR
05.11Nick A. - TX
05.11Nicholas W. - MO
05.11Thomas D. - VA
05.11Matt G. - MO
05.11Barbara S. - TX
05.11Ian M. - MD
05.11Grace L. - IN
05.11Nelson O. - Guatemala
05.11Michelle E. - OK
05.11Dan P. - NY
05.11Rebecca H. - GA
05.11Joshua V. - CA
05.11Nick W. - MO
05.11Wendy P. - WI
05.12Kailey W. - MO
05.12Dean B. - PA
05.12Jason T. - TX
05.12Brady R. - OH
05.12Vladimir P. - Russian Federation
05.12Tammy S. - IL
05.12Diane M. - MS
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05.12Gregory M. - FL
05.12Becky C. - WA
05.12Arlyn H. - MN
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05.12John S. - NY
05.12Brenda S. - ND
05.12Chere A. - SD
05.12Sean P. - WA
05.12William R. - PA
05.12Invader T. - NC
05.12Angus C. - Gauteng
05.13Sandy S. - LA
05.13Kevin L. - CA
05.13Robert S. - MI
05.13Clarence W. - Ontario
05.13Tiffany J. - PA
05.13Matt B. - AL
05.13Brittney C. - IN
05.13Al G. - AZ
05.13Matthew H. - IL
05.13Shane C. - WA
05.13David M. - AZ
05.13Anthony E. - SC
05.13Christopher J. - MT
05.13Jason K. - KS
05.13Bob M. - WI
05.13Rob L. - VA
05.13Richard C. - CA
05.13Jon R. - ID
05.13Rebecca K. - FL
05.13Leroy M. - Singapore
05.13Jon R. - ID
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05.13William S. - LA
05.13Allison G. - GA
05.13Anita C. - IN
05.13Cristiana F. - Brazil
05.13Mark B. - NJ
05.13Michael A. - KS
05.13Stephen M.
05.13Benjamin O. - MO
05.13Katharine J. - PA
05.13Harold E. - Canada
05.13Michelle B. - OH
05.14Amber T. - NC
05.14Allison J. - AL
05.14Annise Y. - NE
05.14Jason Dickerson D. - OR
05.14Caitlin G. - MD
05.14Dawn W. - PA
05.14Anthony H. - CO
05.14Lisa M. - TX
05.14Susan S. - PA
05.14Cory W. - KY
05.14Rachael K. - WI
05.14Blake S. - WI
05.14Teresa L. - OH
05.14Susan ". - KY
05.14Wsup F. - WI
05.14Dennis D. - TX
05.14Andrew J. - NV
05.14Ron S. - KY
05.14Robert K. - IL
05.14Casey R. - ID
05.14Amy F. - NJ
05.14Arthur M. - Brazil
05.14Bruce M. - OH
05.14Ray W. - CA
05.15Lawrence W. - FL
05.15Iain C.
05.15Karla S. - ND
05.15Elver M. - CA
05.15Greg O. - Australia
05.15Sherri D. - PA
05.15April P. - TN
05.15Anne G. - TX
05.15Paula P. - OH
05.15Carl K. - KY
05.15Debbie Vanmeter V. - IL
05.15Natalie Y. - CA
05.15Richard W. - British Columbia
05.15Ricky Y. - IN
05.15Stephen H. - TX
05.15Ron F. - NY
05.15Mindy R. - PA
05.15Robert M. - PA
05.15Dewey F. - MO
05.15Karen A. - CA
05.15Chris L. - Canada
05.15Steven B. - NJ
05.15Allen L. - TN
05.15Mickey T. - VA
05.15Mickey T. - VA
05.15Monica H. - PA
05.15Charles M. - NC
05.16Paul J. - PA
05.16Angie L. - CT
05.16Deanna W. - OK
05.16Sher V. - SC
05.16Chris B. - IO
05.16Lenny S. - PA
05.16Janet W. - OH
05.16Stuart B. - CT
05.16Ronald F. - OH
05.16Nevin E. - OH
05.16Mike N. - Canada
05.16Iain C. - United Kingdom
05.16Kaylee G. - IN
05.16Joseph M. - PA
05.16Chris S. - PA
05.16Jesua B. - Bolivia
05.16Christina D. - IL
05.16Connie B. - NE
05.16Nick N. - ME
05.16Louie L. - TX
05.16Shawn G. - Canada
05.16Edwin G. - MI
05.16Richie P. - FL
05.16Chris W. - PA
05.16Jonathan H. - PA
05.16Stephen H. - Australia
05.16Nina C. - AZ
05.16Shannon W. - British Columbia
05.16Virginia L. - KS
05.16Scott W. - WI
05.16Paul M. - PA
05.16Shannon W. - Canada
05.16Janis G. - IL
05.16James Y.
05.16Kim M. - OH
05.16Shawn B. - IN
05.16Adonis Chris Evert E. - Philippines
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Wanna Help the Band?

We're often asked if we accept donations. Yes we do. Like other ministries, we have many expenses. Although the donations aren't tax deductible, they are immediately put to good use. If you'd like to donate, thanks.

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

Author Ray Padgett says the power of Johnny Cash's final hit, "Hurt," comes from "his ability to project both vulnerability and resilience without trying to hide his age or ill health."

Projecting vulnerability and resilience is something I find myself having to do every couple months. I'll devote this preamble to vulnerability and the rest of the newsletter to resilience.

Of course, any resilience we have comes from God. The 24 testimonies we share in the articles below are not to boast, but to show what God is still choosing to do through this ministry.

I consider those testimonies to be true "vital signs," as opposed to finances. However, to quote Paul in 2 Corinthians 11:30, "If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness."

It's just over two months since our last appeal letter. That's about par for the course, but I don't send these appeals till we really need to. ApX has big bills coming due and is way behind in paying me.

Both Jimmy and Wayne had computer problems in the past two months, slowing our singles output, which decreased donations. But I think you'll find our next single well worth the wait.

If you'd like to help, there are different ways you can do so:

1. Pray (the most important thing)
2. Get singles, CDs, USBs, etc. at http://apologetix.com/store
3. Give online at http://apologetix.com/store/store-donate.php
4. Give by mail: ApologetiX, 208 Charlemma Dr., Pittsburgh PA 15214

Donations aren't tax deductible, but God uses them mightily. Please only give if you want to and are able. If you need prayer or encouragement, please email me at j@apologetix.com. Thank you!

Four Touching Testimonies We Had to Share
May 10, 2018, 11:22 am EDT

Here are four touching testimonies we've received in the past two weeks (including one we shared last week) that show why we do what we do and why we believe we should keep doing it:

You are a true example of trusting God's faithfulness. I've been listening to 'Expected to Love' and 'Talk Daily to Me.' They've been a real encouragement through a difficult time."

David Mialaret
Mandeville LA

I have been a fan for years out here in California. Thank you for what you guys do; it has really helped with my walk.

Mike Taylor
Irvine CA

Tough night tonight, unrelenting pain, but I'm able to make it a bit better by listening to some of your group's music.

David Cassidy
Arroyo Grande CA

God has used you to reach thousands of His saints and those that are lost. I went down many of the roads that you speak about in your parodies. I am now using your songs to wipe out the old lyrics and replace them with all the tremendous lessons that you are able to teach with your ministry. If it was not of Him, then it would have not lasted this long.

William Brant

From an Oregon Pastor and Night Ranger's Sound Tech
May 9, 2018, 8:22 pm EDT

We got a great email last Monday from a pastor in Oregon:

This week I was going to put together a background track with my Korg Krome workstation for "I Went in the Stream." I have a gal to sing it with me, and it is a whole baptismal class in itself.

Before I do -- do you have a background track I could purchase of that song? Things are heating up here at the church in a good way, and I thought I would ask.

Let me know! And do you do USB updates for the USB that I have? You are writing stuff too fast!

Pastor John Baker
Grace Church
Molalla OR

P.S. One of our guys at church was a sound tech for Night Ranger - he really likes "Mister Christian." Me too!
As we told Pastor John, we can't sell backing tracks, because they're not parodies without our lyrics, but you can find karaoke versions on iTunes of just about every song we've spoofed. We also let him know that we made another Night Ranger parody last year, "Don't Tell Me We're Lucky."

ApX Helps Reporter Recover from Tough Meetings
May 9, 2018, 8:06 pm EDT

Here's an entertaining email from a longtime ApologetiX fan and friend who works for a Michigan newspaper:

Been trying to keep up with commercial windmill ordinances at public hearings. A lot of angst at those meetings.

They sure did yell a lot; I'm not fond of yelling unless our football or hockey team is scoring. :)

Listening to ApologetiX music helps me stay alert and unwind the whole drive home. Thank you so much for putting so much food for thought into every song.

Your music continues to enrich our lives and keep us on track as Christians.

Jeanne Marcello
Hemlock MI
So there you have it, ApX fans! If you're looking for a way to stay alert and unwind after a public hearing on commercial windmill ordinances, you know what to listen to on your CD player or MP3 player.

Encouragement from Abroad
May 10, 2018, 10:20 am EDT

Here are some encouraging emails we've received in the last 30 days from outside the United States:

Thank you for your ministry. It's great the gift you have to play the way you play and to find lyrics that adapt to the original lyrics.

Ricardo Forsberg
Stockholm, Sweden

I have enjoyed your stuff for a number of years and have been involved with a community Christian radio station for a number of years. It operates on donations and volunteers, and, as such, I host and produce a show Saturday evenings called Revive. It's generally music from my collection, including ApologetiX. As a father of two kids I have appreciated your ministry.

Tom Gayton
Grimshaw AB

Love your work -- it's such a blessing! May God bless you and keep you and yours.

Rev. Stu Woods
WaYout Fellowship Church
Sydney NSW

Just a quick note to say that I am so thankful that God is working through you! I am currently reading through the Bible on a one-year plan. I have thought about doing this many times before, but I could not seem to get motivated. You mentioned several times that you continuously read through the Bible in a year. That really inspired me. I am currently on day 95. Time and time again you are a blessing to me, my wife and my son, because God uses you, because you love God.

Mike Tubbe
Stratford ON

Heard some of your music and loved it. I have been trying to track down the artist ever since. Looking forward to hearing the CD.

George Cooper
Oro-Medonte ON

Many thanks for all your work over the years. A few of us from the performing arts association I front are taking the morning service at two venues this month — one at my home church and the other, which will have a lot of non-church people in the audience. Your song about "Noah Man from Zebraic had been heard by me and this has led to us basing the morning around Noah. I shared this with the other performers for my home church, and they loved the idea after we had prayed about the event.

Neil Wilkin
St Albans, Hertfordshire

The Delightful Dozen: 12 Notes from 12 States
May 10, 2018, 10:49 am EDT

Here are a dozen delightful messages we've received in the past 30 days from a dozen different states:

We're pioneering a church in Mobile AL. Thank you so much for the great newsletter content and for continuing to produce great parodies.

Diane Nickerson
Mobile AL

Been following the band for a number of years. Glad to finally have something to give. Be blessed this day and keep singing for the Lord!

Emily Flathers
Phoenix AZ

God bless! Keep the great work!

Dennis Knotts
Moreno Valley CA

Thank you for all the hard work of making such wonderful songs. I hope that the band gets to make numerous more songs, I am a big fan.

Jack Germinder III
Battle Creek MI

Just heard "The Jews' Lost Hero." Getting better every song! This is just to support your God-given talent! Can't wait for the next CD!

Jamie & Catherine O'Hara
Bridgeton NC

My wife and I have a puppet ministry and we like to use your work whenever we can. You guys are so talented! We are glad to see you using it for the Kingdom! Keep the faith; God is able!

Richard Wolfe
Saint Louis MO

Thank you so much for the USB drive! I LOVE it!

Roy Smith Jr.
Bellevue NE

Keep up the great work! God bless.

Roger Richards
South Glens Falls NY

I looked you up after we got the April 28th World magazine. I don't know how I've missed you all these years, but I'm glad to hear you now. Thanks.

Marle Fenno
Grants Pass OR

You are so appreciated. Keep pressing on!

Curt Lauffer
Clifton Township PA

I just started a new church in the Martinsburg, WV area. I've been listening to you guys since 1999-2000. Love your stuff.

Darryl Fitzwater
Martinsburg WV

I've been listening your guys' music for a long time. After 10 years of searching for "acceptable" parodies, I find you all and WOW!!! I love all your music. Keep up the good news ;)

Jason Racine
Spokane Valley WA

16th ApX Episode on Radio This Weekend
May 9, 2018, 8:10 pm EDT

The 16th episode of the new weekly radio program "ApologetiX with an X" airs this weekend, with a special Mother's Day theme.

This hour-long show of ApologetiX music and interviews now airs on multiple stations in the Northeast, Midwest, and Northwest, but originates from KHCA Angel 95 FM in Manhattan KS. But you don't have to live in Kansas to listen. Here are three other options:

Tune In (on over 200 devices) Angel 95 fm
Phone apps for Android and Apple

This weekend's show will air the following three dates and times:

Saturday, May 5, at 7 p.m. CST
Sunday, May 6, at 7 p.m. CST
Monday, May 7, at 11 a.m. CST

Note: All times are Central Standard Time.

New ApX USB Thumb Drives in Stock
May 10, 2018, 10:54 pm EDT

We recently got a new batch of USBs in stock.

Our customized USB flash drives include all 51 ApologetiX CDs plus any parodies or rarities we've released that aren't on CD, and our digital songbook.

They're available for a donation of $150 or more. If you've donated for our complete library before, they're available for a donation of $50 or more. http://apologetix.com/store/store.php#USB.

How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
May 10, 2018, 11:05 am EDT

If you'd like to donate to the ministry of ApologetiX, you can do so online at http://www.apologetix.com/store/store-donate.php

If you prefer to mail a check or money order, please make it out to "ApologetiX" and send it to:

208 Charlemma Drive
Pittsburgh PA 15214-1414

There are now 103 singles/EPs (213 songs) in our "downloads for a donation" series, including our latest, "No More Mr. Wise Guy" and "You're Really Godly,"featuring parodies of Alice Cooper and Van Halen.

To get multiple downloads with just one donation go to http://apologetix.com/news/news-details.php?news_id=3564 for a complete listing of songs and how to do it.

Although the donations are not tax-deductible, they will be received very gratefully and used immediately.

2 Corinthians 12:9
And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

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