Harvard's Powerful Preacher Provides Spiritual Guidance

One reason the Rev. Peter J. Gomes loves preaching in a college pulpit, he says, is that it gives him the freedom to say outrageous things.

This sounds a little odd from a man whose bearing is decidedly patrician and whose Massachusetts accent sounds almost English at times. But the minister of Harvard University's Memorial Church clearly enjoys his Yankee right to assert his independence.

This is an American Baptist minister who urges like-minded Christians to master the Bible