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Here’s this week’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith and culture:

Move over Marvel Universe: Taylor James, recently seen as a military messenger from Atlantis in Zack Snyder’s Justice League film, stars as Samson, perhaps the word’s first superhero. The action-packed biblical epic also stars Billy Zane, Rutger Hauer, Jackson Rathbone and Caitlin Leahy, The film, which opens nationwide on February 16, also features Lindsay Wagner who gained fame playing the TV superhero The Bionic Woman.

For those of you who may not know the Samson story as found in The Bible, it’s the tale of a hero chosen by God whose supernatural strength and impulsive decisions quickly pit him against the oppressive Philistine empire.

Samson was filmed on location in South Africa and is a production of Pure Flix (The Case for Christ, God’s Not Dead).

Encourage one another and build each other up – 1 Thessalonians 5:11

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