Author Archives: writerhoss

About writerhoss

I am a writer from southwestern Ohio, and a frequent speaker at churches, conferences, and retreats. My books include The Bard and the Bible (A Shakespeare Devotional).

Can Shakespeare Make You a Better Person?

With all due respect to Hamlet, there are more questions than “To be or not to be.” That’s a good one, for sure, but another is this: Can Shakespeare make you a better person? That is, can watching, listening, reading, … Continue reading

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Roses and Thorns, Wheat and Tares

This week on The Bard and the Bible Podcast we offer a reprise (here) of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 35 (“No more be grieved”) and Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 in the King James Version of the Bible. Ratings and reviews on iTunes are much appreciated. You can also easily subscribe … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: #ShakespeareSunday

If you follow @bardandbible on Twitter (and why wouldn’t you?), you’ve seen many tweets with the hashtag #shakespearesunday. But did you know…

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Podcast: Futility and Mortality

This week’s episode on The Bard and the Bible Podcast pairs Macbeth’s famous soliloquy (“Tomorrow and tomorrow”) and words attributed to King Solomon from Ecclesiastes 12:1-7 in the King James Version of the Bible..

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Poison to My Blood

With this post, The Bard and the Bible blog is changing things up a bit. Rather than “insult Mondays,” we will alternate insults with other posts, all appearing on Tuesdays. Podcasts will still appear every Friday, however. So, today being … Continue reading

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Villain of the Earth, Chief of Sinners

A new episode (here) on The Bard and the Bible Podcast pairs Enobarbus’s lament (“I am alone the villain of the earth”) from Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra with Paul’s “Chief of Sinners” passage from 1 Timothy 1:12-17 in the King James Version of the Bible. Ratings and … Continue reading

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My Favorite Shakespeare Villains

Last week, this blog featured an infograph of literary villains in which Shakespeare’s characters figured prominently. So that started me thinking about my favorite (i.e., most deliciously villainous) of the Bard’s bad guys. So here’s the list (and the plays … Continue reading

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