The Gospel According to Hamilton
For “The Gospel According to Hamilton,” The Park invited over 40 ministers from around the United States to each preach a sermon inspired by a song from the ground-breaking Broadway musical “Hamilton.” In pairing songs with sacred texts of their choosing, these preachers explore how the music of Hamilton inspires and informs their faith, and they contribute their sermons to this collection so that the good news of God’s love and justice at work in the world may be known to new people through a shared appreciation of this work of art.
Participating congregations also offered contributions to support The Hispanic Federation, a non-profit organization created by the father of Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of Hamilton. The Hispanic Federation is continuing to help the people of Puerto Rico rebuild their lives after the devastation of the island due to hurricanes.
"The Story of Tonight"
"Just You Wait" by The Rev. Stephanie Sorge Wing, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Harrisonburg, VA
"My Shot: David & Hamilton" by The Rev. Lisa Horst Clark, First Congregational Church, Bellevue, WA
"Raise a Glass," by The Rev. Jeff Nelson, Grace United Church of Christ, Uniontown, Ohio
"The Schuyler Sisters"
"You'll Be Back"
"Right Hand Man"
"Daughters of Those in Power" by Grace United Church of Christ, Uniontown, Ohio, Independence Christian Church, (Christian Church, Disciples of Christ), Kentucky
"Chasing Nostalgia" by The Rev. Jennifer Reddall, The Church of The Epiphany, New York, NY
By Christian Briones, of Garland, TX
"Wait for It"
"Helpless Love" by Sylvia Ramos
"Start Getting Warmer" by Rev. Kristen Hydinger, of Watertown, MA
By The Rev. Mandye Yates, First Christian Church (DOC), Fullerton, California
"Ten Duel Commandments"
"That Would Be Enough"
"What Comes Next"
By The Rev. Shanna Steitz, Community Christian Church, Kansas City, MO
"Enough" by The Rev. Alison VanBuskirk Philip, Franklin Lakes (NJ) United Methodist Church
By Rev. Rachel P. Mastin, Stillwater (NY) United Church PC (USA)
"Take a Break"
"History Has Its Eyes On You"
"Dear Theodosia: Borders, Walls, and Who's Really Free" by The Rev. Erin Wathen, Saint Andrew Christian Church, Kansas City, MO
By The Rev. Jennifer Dawson, First Presbyterian Church of Parsons, Kansas
“Who Has Their Eyes on You?” by The Rev. Tim Trussel-Smith, First Christian Church Tuscaloosa, AL
"Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)"
"Say No To This"
"One Last Time"
By The Rev. Karen Rice, ECLA, Sun Prairie, WI
"'No' is a Full Sentence" by The Rev. Janessa Chastain, Grace United Methodist Church, Mesa AZ
"Hope for Tomorrow" by The Rev. Leanne Masters, Southern Heights Presbyterian Church, Lincoln, NE
"Washington On Your Side"
"I Know Him"
"The Adams Administration"
"It Must Be Nice" by The Rev. Rachel Helgeson, Northminster Presbyterian Church, Endwell, NY
“Who's Responsible?" by The Rev. Ken G. Crawford, Central Christian Church (DOC) Dallas, TX
“Sit Down, John, You Fat Motherf**ker!” by The Rev. Arthur Stewart, Midway Hills Christian Church, Dallas, TX
"The Reynolds Pamphlet"
"What We Think We Know" by The Rev. Kory Wilcoxson, Crestwood Christian Church, Lexington, KY
"In the Eye of the Hurricane" by The Rev. Tom O'Brien, Memorial Congregational Church, Sudbury, MA
"The Jesus Pamphlet" by The Rev. James M. "Jimmy" Gawne of Chaplain, Navy Recruiting District, Raleigh, NC
"It's Quiet Uptown"
"Best of Wives and Best of Women"
"Owning Your Own Narrative" by The Rev. Stephanie Kendell, Park Avenue Christian Church, New York, NY
"Forgiveness, Can You Imagine?" by The Rev. Joey Feldman, First Congregational UCC, Fort Dodge, IA
By Rev. Barbara Dunlap, First United Methodist Church of Hurst, TX
"The World Was Wide Enough"
"Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story"
"What is a Legacy?" by The Rev. Sara Nave Fisher, Rolling Oaks Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), San Antonio, TX
By The Rev. Elizabeth Dilley, South Haven UCC, Bedford, OH
NOTE: With permission the image used in this page is from this article by Cort Gatliff in the online magazine Mockingbird.