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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!

Jul 10, 2018

The Wrigley commercial comes to you courtesy of archive.org.

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 archive.org.

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 archive.org.

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,...