Van Til Tool

Using the Van Til Perspective as the tool to discover what life means and how it ought to be lived.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

BROADWAY PLAY HAS FUN SHOWING US HOW INTERESTING ALEXANDER HAMILTON WAS

 
BROADWAY  PLAY  HAS  FUN
 
SHOWING  US  HOW  INTERESTING
 
ALEXANDER  HAMILTON  WAS
 
By  Forrest  W.  Schultz
 
   One of my greatest concerns is the sad fact that the way most subjects are taught conveys the impression that they are boring.  And, almost everyone, including systematic theologians, when they think of the attributes of God fail to include one of the most important ones, namely that God is interesting.  (If you do not believe me, read Gill and Hodge and Strong and Shedd and Berkhof:  you will not find even a mention, let alone a discussion, of the very important fact that God is interesting.)
 
 
On the CBS TV program 60 Minutes on Sunday night there was a lengthy segment portraying the very interesting fact that there now is a Broadway play which shows how interesting Alexander Hamilton was.  The guy who created it said he had never thought of Alexander Hamilton as being interesting until he came across more and more interesting facts about him which led him to create a musical which displayed these interesting things about him (and the other founding fathers -- Washington, Jefferson, etc.).  AND the format he developed to do this is not only interesting but is one of the funniest things I have ever seen or heard of -- he has the founding fathers speaking and singing in such contemporary genres as rap and hip-hop:  I almost died laughing at the excerpts shown on the program!!  It is not only ultra-informative and ultra-interesting but also ultra-humorous.  Hamilton and Jefferson as rappers -- the very thought is hilarious. Probably the most hilarious excerpt of all was the one of Hamilton berating Jefferson for having slaves.  It is super funny when added to this is the fact that the actor playing Jefferson is BLACK !!!   Well, now it is also funny that I can find something good to say about New York City -- any city which can have such a great play can not be all bad!!
 
OK, that is all I have to say about that, but I would like to conclude with another interesting thing, namely the fact that 60 years ago I had a very interesting history teacher in high school who showed us how interesting history was, AND, guess what? -- one of the things he did in class was to act out some of these events, esp. dialogues among the various "players"!  He really did -- I kid you not!  I thought of him as I meditated on the significance of this Broadway play.
 
Sincerely,
 
Forrest


0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home