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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!

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...

Dec 24, 2017

So after this episode was produced, I realized that I had to make a couple of changes, as my schedule changed. BTW the "Anacin" commercial is courtesy of

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December 25, Christmas as usual

December 26, St. Stephens, Boxing Day or Wren Day - building a wren house


Dec 20, 2017

This podcast talks about the history of Advent. The "Alka-Seltzer" commercial comes courtesy of

Merry Christmas!

Sep 18, 2017

This podcast presents an easy way to deal with email.