Jay’s Blog

Jay’s Blog

The latest news and posts from Jay Ferguson, Head of School at Grace Community School.

Jay Blogs – Charge to Seniors at Graduation 2019

It will be amazing to you and to your parents how quickly four years of college will come and go. As we speak, my daughter Emma is graduating from Baylor. It’s incredible how fast that time went. College is important, but it’s not what’s most important. I want to...

Jay Blogs – Sweet Endings

As I write this, I just experienced one of those amazing travel stories.  I’m on my way back from a board meeting in Colorado, traveling with a friend.  Our flight was supposed to leave at 6:30 am. Then, it was postponed to 8:00 am.  Then, we sat on the plane,...

Jay Blogs – A New Day

Do you ever wonder why virtually no one in the gospel narrative ever seemed to understand that Jesus was the Messiah? Unless the Holy Spirit revealed it to them, like Peter at Caesarea Philippi, no one ever seemed to clue in. This, despite the fact that the Old...

Jay Blogs – Grizzled Veteran

My wife and I are celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary this week. At this point in my marital career, I think I could qualify as a “grizzled veteran.”  Like everyone’s marriage, we’ve had trials and joys, but God has been gracious and good to us. As Ashley and I...

Jay Blogs – More Than Conquerors

One of the things I really love about Scripture is how, even though you read something over and over, there’s a nuance, an observation, something new that changes everything for you. I had one of these moments the other day, as I was reading a great book by Michael...

Jay Blogs – Free, Yet Responsible

There are some words we Christians use interchangeably, often incorrectly, that leads to confusion and sometimes misperceptions about our faith. If we’re not careful, they can also lead us to mislead our children. “Conviction,” “guilt,” and “responsibility” are three...

Jay Blogs – American Idols

You shall not give any of your children to offer them to Molech, and so profane the name of your God: I am the Lord.  Leviticus 18:21 To me, there are few concepts more chilling in the Bible than the idolatry that led to child sacrifice. In passages like the one above...

Jay Blogs -Life’s Not Fair

How many times have you heard, “that’s not fair!” as a parent? It’s the mantra of every kid. Yet, truer words have never been spoken. The reality is that God is not a fair God. We, on the other hand, expect fair. We’ve been trained all our lives, since we’re kids, to...

Jay Blogs – The Unity of God

I was reading an article the other day by Rosario Butterfield. She was sharing a classic difficulty that all of us recognize as Christians trying to keep a gospel witness in an increasingly polarized world, characterized by incivility.  On the one hand, there’s a...

Jay Blogs – A Season of Life

My wife tells me I have a very strong personality, that I’m often about as subtle as an aluminum bat. Other times, people miss my meaning. Just in case you missed my blog last week, skipping it by thinking “I don’t have a sophomore, so this doesn’t apply to me,”- This...

Jay Blogs – The Sophomore Slump

It’s funny how the same truths are relevant year after year. I wrote this four years ago, when those of you who have high school kids now had kids who were in junior high or elementary. I think you’ll find it somehow oddly encouraging that “there’s nothing new under...

Jay Blogs – Another World

I have a very bright friend who always gives me books: books for Christmas, books for my birthday. Not e-books, paper books. And, they’re always what she calls “lovingly curated,” meaning that she has pre-read them before she gives them to me. Some are fairly dense...