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Risen (2016): Movie Review

Risen is an excellent story and provides a great example of storytelling in a faith-based film. It follows the faith journey of one Roman centurion from doubter to seeker to perhaps follower. This was an interesting concept because this is one of my church's tenets: we welcome doubters, seekers, and followers to our morning services.




Clavius is a Roman centurion, disciplined, hardened by war, and extremely cynical. His one and only dream is a "day without death." He is asked by Pilate to make sure no one steals the body of the man called Yeshua, who has just died by crucifixion. But when the body goes missing, Clavius leads the hunt to find the missing corpse and make sure rumors cease that Yeshua has risen.

This was a fast-paced film, part police procedural (if a Roman soldier can be compared to a policeman)/part historical drama/part inspirational story.

Clavius is like many Roman soldier we have seen before in movies. He is surrounded by violence and does all things with…