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).

How The Bard and the Bible began

I get mixed reactions when I tell people about my book, The Bard and the Bible (A Shakespeare Devotional). Advertisements

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The Right Mind

This week’s episode (here) of The Bard and the Bible Podcast pairs the boasts of the mysterious Glendower in 1 Henry IV with the Apostle Paul’s admonitions to humility in the pattern of Jesus Christ from Philippians 2:5-11 in the King James Version of the … Continue reading

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My 10 Favorite Shakespearean Clowns

One of William Shakespeare’s many literary gifts was the ability to create and develop memorable characters: kings and queens, villains and heroes, lovers and losers, and more. Some of his greatest creations, to my mind, where his fools and clowns … Continue reading

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Glory and Grace

In this week’s episode (here) of The Bard and the Bible Podcast, we pair Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 (“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”) with Isaiah 35:1-10 in the King James Version of the Bible.

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Shakespeare’s Best Soliloquies

Everyone knows “To be or not to be,” right? That memorable line kicks off Shakespeare’s most famous soliloquy. Shoot, the most famous soliloquy. So obviously, that speech from Hamlet is number one. But what would the rest of the best be? … Continue reading

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Dreams and Mysteries

A new episode on The Bard and the Bible Podcast is now live (it is also easy to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes). In this week’s episode, Shylock’s soliloquy in Act III, Scene 1, of The Merchant of Veniceis followed by verses from Paul’s letter to the … Continue reading

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My 10 Favorite Shakespearean Insults

I have posted many artful insults from Shakespeare on this site (here and here, for example), so readers of this blog will know the Shakespearean insult is an art form I appreciate. So I thought I’d take a few moments … Continue reading

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