Bruxy Cavey on “Soul Sisters”
4-week sermon audio on the Book of Ruth available for download.
Bruxy Cavey may be a name unfamiliar to my mostly U.S. readers, unless you’ve happened upon his book The End of Religion (NavPress). He is the teaching pastor of The Meeting House, Canada’s fastest growing “church movement,” and one of the few multi-site churches here, with nine locations. The church is based on Oakville, Ontario.
When your wife has the same name as one of the books of the Bible, you pay closer attention to those sermons, so I thought I’d heard it all before when it comes to this short, OT book. But Bruxy has a unique way of bringing classic stories to life. This series, which will carry on with other OT and NT personalities, is aided by the fact that Bruxy lives in house full of women. So he’s preaching to his own daughters as well as to everyone else.
We usually download the audio. Each TMH sermon begins with a video clip and unfortunately there isn’t descriptive audio; you’ll have to just jump in with everyone else. But if Bruxy is a new commodity for you, you might want to try your first sermon on the recently-added video download option. You may be surprised! Simply go their website, and then click on teaching, and then click on the Soul Sisters series.
And if you have friends who haven’t crossed the line of faith and they’re looking for something that challenges the intellect, consider The End of Religion.
Here are some lines from a song I wrote awhile back:
I used to have a job
Just half a block away
There was no separation
Between my work and pay
But now my new workspace
Is in a different place.
Though it is not that far
I have to take the car.
Yes, I know the rhyme scheme changes in the second verse, and I’ve lost the rest of the lyrics; but the point is that when I wrote this, while sometimes I get really tired of living in one community and working in another (especially when the gas/petrol prices are high) I really appreciate having a “buffer zone” between the two life components.
Buffer zones can happen in a variety of circumstances, which bring us to today’s question: What would you think about your pastor living next door to you? Too close for comfort? Would you have to change anything? How would the pastor feel about it? What stories can you tell us about times where — in the words of Seinfeld‘s George Costanza character — your “worlds were colliding;” i.e. your boss, your kid’s teacher, or the chairman of the church board lived either next door or across the street?
Here’s a new cartoon making its debut at this blog.
Mankind Toons is drawn by Ben Bateman. He’s got some good stuff, and choosing one for today wasn’t easy. You can see more at MankindToons.com. BTW, a lot of these comic creators really make us think, but they rely on contributions to do what they do… so, if you enjoy what you see, click on the site and make a donation. Tell ‘em we sent ya.