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March 22, 2015

Newly saved on a nude beach, he stepped out with ‘uncovered’ evangelistic fervor

By Michael Ashcraft and Mark Ellis

 

How was he supposed to know that you shouldn’t witness about Jesus while you’re naked? 

But there he was on a nude beach in Australia, newly saved after reading the Late Great Planet Earth, and he hadn’t learned all the norms of Christianity yet. Yes, God showed abundant grace, mercy, and patience with Bruce Callahan in his early steps of faith...

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Preacher cuts right to the heart

By Jerry Johnston  |  IDEALLY SPEAKING

 

When I first heard Bruce Callahan, I knew he'd never make television's "Great Preachers" series. 

He was too rough around the edges. When he preached from a script, the sermon sounded canned ("The devil will make you bitter, but Jesus will make you better!").

 

When he tried to wing it, he lapsed into "Spoonerisms" — jumbled words. (The Rev. Spooner would say things like "tons of soil" for "sons of toil.")

No, Bruce Callahan was a far cry from Billy Graham.

But I soon learned the man had a gift. And the gift was this:

He knew how to speak from the heart, to the heart, about matters of the heart.

And his gift has changed the way I look at the world.

"I soon learned the man had a gift. And the gift was this: He knew how to speak from the heart, to the heart, about matters of the heart. And this gift has changed the way I look at the world. Bruce Callahan knew the ins and outs of the human heart like a surgeon..."

-Jerry Johnston, Deseret News

Salt Lake City, Utah

{A Mormon Journalist who attended his revival meeting}

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