Channing and Emerson would preach for hours. Their sermons were the center of services. This model is a perpetuation of white supremacy culture.
For me, a homily is an important piece of the service, but not meant to be the whole service. The homily should work with all of the other elements in concert. Homily’s should be inspirational, thought provoking, and accessible. You will notice that I don’t provide scripts for my sermons. This is because I often preach from notes or extemporaneously.
Sermons on life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C84p_Sq6vGI&feature=share and this one touches on mental health: https://youtu.be/PBWD5JYvo6k
Stewardship (this sermon draws on my formational work with the Rev. Mary Morrissey): https://youtu.be/gmLSenTe2MI
Christmas Eve: https://youtu.be/zY1jtbLYf-4
Summer Worship (co-led with the Rev. Lyn Cox): https://youtu.be/Fwo-lXOi2KY