Bruxy Cavey is the Teaching Pastor of The Meeting House, a church in the Toronto area that caters to people who do not like church.
I interviewed him for my Journey To Success Radio show.
Bruxy Cavey is the author of the best-selling End of Religion, and Teaching Pastor of The Meeting House – one of the largest and most innovative churches in Canada.
Their tagline is “A church for people who aren’t into church” – and that’s what they try to be to those who have given up on religion.
Together with Tim Day, and a committed staff, they lead a multi-site church with communities around the world who share the same vision – to create safe places for spiritual seekers to ask questions and develop a thoughtful faith.
Bruxy Cavey's engaging style, scholarly rigor, and refreshing honesty make him a popular guest on television, radio, and at university campuses around the world.
He and his wife Nina, and their three daughters, Chelsea, Chanelle and Maya, live in Hamilton, Ontario.
In The End of Religion, Bruxy Cavey shares that relationship has no room for religion. Believers and seekers alike will discover anew the wondrous promise found in our savior. And Christ's eternal call to walk in love and freedom will resonate with readers of all ages and denominations.
Rules, Rituals, Religion – Really? We think Jesus came to show us a different way, a better way.
Throughout history the Christian Church has often lost sight of the core message of Jesus. It’s not hard to see how this can happen. Whenever something really good comes along, people have a tendency to try and build around it, take advantage of it, own it, organize it, systematize it, enshrine it. The problem is, before you know it, the very thing you once valued ends up totally obscured by all that other stuff. The focus then shifts from masterpiece to the museum.
At The Meeting House, we feel it’s time to bring Jesus to the front like a fine work of art on a plain white wall and strip away all of the distractions. We also think that when you see Jesus without the religious baggage we have put around him, you’ll find someone undeniably life-changing and worth following.
Everything we read about Jesus in the Bible paints a clear picture of a revolutionary and radical who intended on turning our ways of thinking upside down and inside out. He wasn’t interested in creating a new religious system of dos and don’ts, wrongs and rights, rites and rules. Rather, he had a completely irreligious agenda. His message was that we can only find true peace and wholeness when we embrace a love-based relationship with God, others, and even our enemies.
He taught that God wanted this loving relationship so much that he, himself, became one of us – God in the flesh, Jesus – to drive the point home. During his life, Jesus didn’t exactly go easy with this radical, irreligious message. In fact, he pushed so hard that the powerful political and religious leaders of his time decided they had to get rid of him in order to shut him up and keep the status quo. We all know how that went down.
We believe that in order to truly see Jesus, grasp his message, and follow him, we need to reject the lens given to us by religion, even the Christian religion, and become a community who opens our Bibles regularly with fresh eyes and re-live the accounts of those who first followed Jesus.