MoJo Video: Jesus Is Magic

Inside the Fellowship of Christian Magicians, where Scripture-quoting puppets and flaming Bibles win souls for the Lord. Watch videos of gospel illusionist Duane Laflin, motorcycle missionary Jill Bryan, and chalk artist Kerry Kistler in action. To read the full story by Catherine Price, click <a href="/commentary/columns/2008/09/witness-do-you-believe-in-magic.html">HERE</a>.

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Motorcycle missionary Jill “Jillybean” Bryan discusses her life’s work. Produced by Catherine Price.

Motorcycle missionary Jill Bryan performs a trick:

Chalk artist Kerry Kistler is known for speed drawing canvases that reveal the face of Christ. Footage provided by Kerry Kistler. Produced and edited by Catherine Price.

Magician Duane Laflin performs magic tricks and quotes Biblical verse. Video courtesy of Duane and Mary Laflin.

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