Book Launch Party: Roast the Pastor, Laugh at Cancer

Jason Micheli —  November 11, 2016 — 2 Comments

social-media-buyticketsT-minus 20 days until my book Cancer is Funny: Keeping Faith in Stage-Serious Chemo releases.

Two friends in my congregation, friends whom I don’t deserve but for whom I’m exceedingly grateful, have organized a Friar’s Club Roast of yours truly to kick-off the book. Clearly, I’m an easy target so it promises to be a great event. And, it’s off Methodist premises so there’ll be libations available too.

As part of the night, Dr. Tony Jones, author of Did God Kill Jesus? and the one who first encouraged me to start this blog, to launch our podcast, and to write the book, will be here from the Twin Cities to be a featured roaster.

Also on tap, Dr. Jeffrey Pugh, author of Religionless Christianity: Dietrich Bonhoeffer in Troubled Times and Professor of Religion at Elon University, will be another guest roast master. 

As will my friend and mentor Dr. Dennis Perry and a host of others.

The Roast Master for the night will be my dear friend Brad Todd, a frequent guest on Meet the Press who runs OnMessage Inc and is one of the architects of Trumpocalypse. If you didn’t vote for the Donald this is your chance to roast Brad too!

So, if you’re on my blog list and live in the DC area come on out for a laugh with us. If you’re in my congregation, definitely come. I freaking dedicated the book to you all; it’s the least you can do! 


Date – Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Location – Mt. Vernon Country Club

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In case you don’t think this will be funny, here’s how my son, X, roasted me at church 3 years ago:



Jason Micheli


2 responses to Book Launch Party: Roast the Pastor, Laugh at Cancer

  1. Damn! I’ll have to miss it as it’s our annual family trip to Christmastown week. I sure hope you record it and post it here. I’m sure it will be the BEST fun Aldersgate has been a part of!
    Wishing you all the best because you are the best!
    I’m excited to read the book.

  2. Heidi and Grant Seiffert November 11, 2016 at 9:19 AM

    I love that this is happening, from many respects! Jason, you deserve it, in many respects ;-). I am so sorry we will miss. Ansley’s opening night Nutcracker performance with Metropolitan School of the Arts is Dec. 2. Sad to miss…but wishing you a GREAT night!

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