The Rev. Jason Micheli is the Pastor of Annandale United Methodist Church in Annandale, Virginia. But don’t let that distinguished title fool you. He is also the mind behind the “Tamed Cynic” blog and the “Crackers and Grape Juice” podcast. In this Sunday’s sermon he looks at the difficult passage in Mark 10:17-31 about the rich man who couldn’t give up his possessions. Micheli pushes us to think about how we view the Ten Commandments in relationship to the gospel. Micheli states, “The commandments are not meant to elicit positive public morality. They are not rules to regulate our behavior. They are not a checklist.” Then what exactly are they and how do they relate to the gospel in the New Testament? Listen as Micheli makes this connection and pushes us to apply it to our lives.