Writing a book has been a dream of mine twenty years in the making. On June 6th, I realized that dream when my first book, God and Hamilton: Spiritual Themes From the Life of Alexander Hamilton & the Broadway Musical He Inspired released on Amazon.com.
Kevin Cloud is the author of God and Hamilton: Spiritual Themes From The Life Of Alexander Hamilton & The Broadway Musical He Inspired. He is a pastor and church planter, with four successful church plants in the Kansas City area over the past 15 years. Kevin currently serves as lead pastor of Midwest Fellowship in Overland Park, Kansas. Kevin holds a BA in Music Theory and a Masters of Divinity degree. He enjoys writing about faith, creativity, and the arts. He and his wife, Allison, live in Kansas City with their four boys, Samuel, Benjamin, Andrew, and Levi.
Why do audiences love Hamilton so much? Why do people pay thousands of dollars for tickets? Why do nearly a hundred thousand people line up in the digital lotteries each time new tickets go on sale? What is it about this musical that connects so deeply with people?
Alexander Hamilton: Hymn Writer
Our team set this hymn to music for the release of my book, God and Hamilton: Spiritual Themes From The Life of Alexander Hamilton & the Broadway Musical He Inspired. It offers a snapshot into Hamilton and his relationship with God.
Can you remember a time when someone saw potential in you and called it out? A time that someone encouraged you, believed in you, and cast a vision for your future? These moments have the power to alter the entire direction of our lives.
Hamilton – the hip-hop musical about a forgotten Founding Father – is the most compelling musical of our time. But if you watch it without understanding Alexander Hamilton’s spirituality, you only get half the story.
Hamilton is no longer just an American sensation. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash hit Broadway Musical opened last week in London, at the Historical Victoria Palace Theatre. The musical has been met with five-star reviews from the London media, crossing a cultural boundary with little resistance.
That Alexander Hamilton became anything at all in this world was a remarkable accomplishment.
I will never forget the moment I walked out of the Richard Rogers Theatre in New York City, having just experienced Hamilton the musical.