Peter Gomes On Language

How a "literate preacher" crafts his sermons.

When did the ministry first spark your interest?

"Well I had grown up with everybody else’s expectations. And so when you reach a certain age, you decide whether you own those expectations or you reject them."

How did your childhood shape you?

"Most of the black people that I knew growing up looked and sounded and talked just as I do."

Whom would you like to interview?

T.S. Eliot and the Pope.