The acclaimed Broadway musical Hamilton is now a part of the American cultural conversation. Inspired by the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow, the extraordinary musical resonates with many on themes of faith, race, and immigration.
The show draws heavily from hip hop, as well as R&B, pop, soul, and traditional-style show tunes.
Kevin Cloud, the author of God & Hamilton, is with us in this episode. Our conversation centers on spiritual themes from the life of Alexander Hamilton, an influential American Founder … second only to George Washington.
How does his life speak to us in our time?
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Go Deeper — God and Hamilton
Kevin Cloud is a national speaker and author of God and Hamilton: Spiritual Themes From the Life of Alexander Hamilton & the Broadway Musical He Inspired. With a relaxed, conversational style, Kevin shares lessons learned from his own creative journey as a church planter, musician, author, and composer – and encourages others to live out their creative call. Kevin passionately believes in the power of the creative act and loves coming alongside of creatives to offer inspiration and encouragement. Kevin has spoken at some of the largest churches in America, and his work has been featured in Premier Christianity, Christian Broadcasting Network, and more.
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some interest in seeing this pksy.
Me too, Allison. Right now, the video of this production is on Disney+ too. But it would be fascinating to see the live theater version. BTW, here’s a Prager video on the life of Alexander Hamilton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNWX7hgTK4c