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. Homilies 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.
Bilingual Services/Servicios Bilingües:
La Dulce Vida (The Sweet Life): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDAbHIFbBnY
La Red (The Network): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPScOYQbwZk&t=3237s
Sermons on life:
All I Know So Far (Centers health, a climate change and a theology of Beloved Community) This sermon was streamed live to the “Potomac Partnership” large congregations: All Souls DC, River Road, Arlington, Fairfax and Cedar Lane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Brf8gk8qFk
The Book of Awesome centers 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