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Get the story behind the story as writer / director Rebecca Martin takes us behind the scenes with an insightful look at what inspired her creativity in portraying this superhero of the faith as she wrote "Samson: the Last Judge."

samson hulkI’ve never been a follower of the superheroes – although I have found myself wishing I could soar through the air, climb steep walls, and spin a web over a few people. And I’m certain that I’ve gotten frustrated enough to turn into a green monster.

The Bible says that the Old Testament stories are there for our example (Romans 15:4). If so, surely these were flesh and blood people, exactly like us - people called to overcome their human nature and don the nature of God.

Samson is often portrayed as an example of “who not to be.” If that portrayal is accurate, how did he end up in the list of prestigious heroes of our faith (Hebrews 11)?

When writing the script for “Samson”, I laid aside the comic book notions of Samson and let the Bible speak fresh about this often underrated man of God.

Oddly enough, I learned much from what the Bible DOESN’T say about Samson.

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I saw Samson in the autumn of 2015. I was totally surprised at the professional presentation by the cast, and I, for the first t... Read More
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Would You Have Done What Delilah Did?


Our immediate reaction to that question is: “Of course not!”  But wait. Take a closer look at the situation with Delilah, which led to her betrayal of Samson. There is some debate regarding whether or not Delilah was a Philistine. She lived in the Philistine territory known as Sorek, located between the Israelite camp and the Philistines.



It is unlikely that an Israelite woman would have ventured away from her people, so, in writing NarroWay's SAMSON, Delilah is portrayed as a Philistine. 

Judges 16: 4-5
"After this it came about that he (Samson) loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah. The lord of the Philistines came up to her and said to her, 'Entice him, and see where his great strength lies and how we may overpower him that we may bind him to afflict him. Then we will each give you eleven hundred pieces of silver." (NASB)
The rulers of her nation.
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Guest — Anonymous
She loved her nation BUT she loved the money far more than Samson !!!
Thursday, 14 April 2016 09:06
Guest — Anonymous
Very great insight!!!!! We all may have done the exact same thing. Lord help us all to make the right choices in life. What gre... Read More
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 07:00
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Chapter 7: Listen for Lottie


college stepsREBECCA –
Our senior year in college we both began to sense that God wanted to do “something” with us.

I don’t remember how it came about. It wasn’t a revelation, but more like something we just grew to know.

We had the oddest idea that we were a team. We didn’t think of it as a calling into the “ministry,” because it was very taboo for a female to think about “ministry” as a profession. So we called it “something.”

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Guest — Connie Fields
Wonderful!!!!! A blessing indeed!
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 19:54
Guest — Ramona Reynolds
That's funny...but a sure way to know an SBC church! I like hearing your stories, now as much as ever. Thanks!... Read More
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 20:33
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