Faithspotting is a podcast (Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify) dedicated to spotting and discussing faith elements in film, TV and Music.
Click the link to listen to the Faithspotting – Hamilton Podcast
In this first episode premiering August 14th 2020, hosts Kenny Dickson and Mike Hatch discuss the film and faith elements in the Disney+ film and cultural phenomenon Hamilton. The film was recorded over several performances at the Richard Rogers Theatre on Broadway, and includes the original Broadway Cast featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda (Alexander Hamilton); Leslie Odom, Jr. (Aaron Burr); Daveed Diggs (Thomas Jefferson & Marquis de Lafayette); Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton); and Jonathan Groff (King George).
The following faith topics, and corresponding songs, were spotted in the story as told through Lin-Manuel Miranda’s lyrics and music.
A new identity available in Christ. “Alexander Hamilton”
- The world turned upside down through the Incarnation. “Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)”
Imitating the humility of Jesus instead of pride in personal accomplishments. “The Room Where It Happens”
The unimaginable reconciling and healing power of forgiveness. “It’s Quiet Uptown”
Accepting the call as disciples of Jesus to tell the Gospel of Christ. “Who Lives Who Dies Who Tells Your Story”
Faithspotting is found on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify. Weekly episodes are released on Friday mornings. Please listen, subscribe and share.
For information regarding a Study Guide on the faith elements spotted in Hamilton email firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Week’s episode: Tom Hanks in Greyhound