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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!

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...

Jan 6, 2018

A fun look at Epiphany and original music titled, "The Six." Vintage Commercial supplied by

The article mentioned can be found here

Excepting the vintage commercials, all music and sounds created by John Francis.

"Amo, graco, ordo" and "nul-nul-ok" are words in Esperanto. My favorite,...

Oct 30, 2017

Martin Luther, O.S.A. was a German professor of theology, composer, priest, monk, and a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation. Luther came to reject several teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. Wikipedia
BornNovember 10, 1483, Eisleben, Germany
DiedFebruary 18, 1546, 

Aug 28, 2017

Made with ACID Music Studio 9.0, The second of three of the I64 series as voiced in his Ford Fiesta!

JFran discusses improvisation, jazz and otherwise. It boils down to three broad concepts: "creativity", "memory."

Listen to other improvised solos.
Improvise with the radio.

A "tertium quid" is loosely translated a "that...