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Even beyond great entertainment, a NarroWay show is often thought-provoking. Read on to find some food for thought straight from the NarroWay stage.

WAS SAMSON THE ORIGINAL HULK?

 

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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