Part one—The healing power of story

Breakfast with Tom

A Gospel storyteller on a digital stage

In a two-part profile of pioneering religious communicator Dr. Thomas Boomershine, the Sentinel looks at how the Bible's good news is being spread in a digital, post-literate world. Part two will appear in the June 2 issue.

Both of us have had better meals than the one we shared at a Dallas airport hotel. But just as the film My Dinner With Andre wasn't really about dinner in a fictional New York restaurant, my breakfast with Tom Boomershine wasn't about our bowls of oatmeal. It did have something to do with bread, though, as in breaking bread together—or agape, the Christian feast of love and goodwill.

In the words of an old and loved hymn, "I love to tell the story"—and to Boomershine that means to "interiorize," or learn by heart, the stories of Jesus' life and God's presence in the world. So IL wanted to hear face to face from a man widely regarded as a master Biblical storyteller.

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Prayers for peace
May 19, 2003

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