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The Rev. Jason Micheli

The Rev. Jason Micheli is head pastor of Annandale United Methodist Church in Annandale, VA, and an author, blogger, and podcaster.

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The Rev. Jason Micheli currently serves as head pastor of Annandale United Methodist Church in Annandale, VA. For 13 years before that he was executive pastor of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Alexandria, VA. Earlier he served churches in New Jersey and Virginia and as a prison and hospital chaplain. 

Jason is a graduate of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville and earned his M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. 

He blogs at TamedCynic.org, and co-hosts a weekly podcast called "Crackers and Grape Juice" with two other ministers. And he's the author of several books, including "Cancer Is Funny" and "Living in Sin: Making Marriage Work from I Do to Death."


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The Rev. Jason Micheli

Jason Micheli: No Salvation Outside the Church

Colossians 3:1-11

8th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

August 04, 2019

The Rev. Jason Micheli (UMC)

 

According to my Facebook Timeline, I preached on this lectionary text from Colossians 3 exactly two years ago today. Actually, my Facebook Timeline reminded me that two former youth, Will and Becca, exchanged marriage vows, two years ago today.

Will and Becca chose this passage from Paul about putting on Christ for their wedding service. Well, they didn't choose the part about fornication. And they didn't choose this text - just choose this text - they also chose a reading from the Song of Songs, an erotic love poem from the Old Testament that makes 50 Shades of Grey sound like a Cary Grant and Doris Day movie.

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The Rev. Jason Micheli

Jason Micheli: God Is the Bigger Elvis

Colossians 2:6-15

7th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

July 28, 2019

The Rev. Jason Micheli (UMC)

 

Today's passage begins the heart of the apostle Paul's argument in his letter to the Colossians, and it's a passage that begs an obvious and inescapable question.

Not - "Why are there so few praise songs about circumcision?"

That's not the question.

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April 22, 2018

Jason Micheli: A Sheep Without Verbs

The Rev. Jason Micheli (UMC)

The Rev. Jason Micheli says that to profess that the Lord is your shepherd is to confess that you are a sheep--which really means you are lame, stubborn, stupid. Sheep don’t do any work by which they merit their worth; they’re only good for their wool and their meat. The only real work, if you can call it work, a sheep performs is listening to the shepherd’s voice.
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April 15, 2018

Jason Micheli: Emmaus at the Bass Pro Shop

The Rev. Jason Micheli (UMC)

On the Emmaus Road Jesus encountered two followers, and only when he broke the bread in their home did they recognize him. But that was only possible because they refused to let this strange man on the road remain a stranger—they welcomed him, accepted him, and shared with him.