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Hello and welcome to the "JFrancast" page. I'm your host and producer, John Francis. I teach at a small Baptist University in the Midwest and I want to encourage you to travel with me on a short 10 minute or so journey each week as I explore Christian worship, art, music, life as a 50 year-old-man, or I may even give you tips on storing your lawn mower over the winter.

My brain, my ADD, my life!

Feb 21, 2019

The great theologian, Jonathan Edwards, wrote out 70 Resolutions that he dedicated his life to. 

They can be found in the following article

Jan 15, 2019

Today, on the JFrancast, we discuss the Didache, look back on an Advent poem, learn a fun way to remember the months....and look at the life of Hildegard of Bingen.

The voice of "Hildy" was voiced by the wonderful, talented, and long suffering, Kimberly Francis.

The music of Hildegard featured in the cast was from...

Jul 10, 2018

The Wrigley commercial comes to you courtesy of

This concept of protoliturgy manifests itself in six basic steps:

God's Invitation, Atonement, Pardon, Proclamation, Dedication, Communion. 

Verses used: Gen. 22, Exo. 24, Feasts and Tabernacle.

"Amo, graco, ordo" and "nul dek-unu" are words in the...

Apr 23, 2018

The Spam commercial comes to the JFRANCAST courtesy of

This episode is about Abraham Kuyper and his missional mindset. 

JFRAN Seven suggestions:

1) Love the unlovable

2) Clean and repurpose a junk room

3) Love Christian music that you may not like

4) Help in a soup kitchen

5) Clean your car

6) Learn...

Feb 24, 2018

Here is the full text of the blog article

Baptist theologian, Malcolm Yarnell said recently in a class full of worship leaders, “The one thing that has prevented many Baptists in the United States from becoming modalists has been the first hymn in the Baptist Hymnal.” Most Baptists growing up with a hymnal knows...