Jay’s Blog

Jay’s Blog

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

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...

Jay Blogs – Family Idols

Today is Valentine’s Day. Ever since my girls were little, I gave them flowers, candy, or valentines on this day, so I could model how guys treat girls (even though my wife and I have a secret aversion to Valentine’s Day, thinking it “forced romance day” created by...

Jay Blogs – State of the School

A few years ago, I started giving an address to our school family in the spring semester, a kind of “year in review” thing.  Several of my friends who are heads of school around the country gave similar addresses at their schools, and I thought it might be helpful and...

Jay Blogs – Changing the World

Christians and Christian schools have been in the news a lot lately. I was thinking about our role in this new culture in which we find ourselves, and I’m reminded of a blog I published a few years ago, in another tumultuous week. I hope it encourages you: There has...

Jay Blogs – The Hope of the World

I’m normally not the guy who writes a blog on every current event. I don’t think my voice is ever the definitive one on any issue, and others seem to do that sort of thing better than I. But, I do know a thing or two about Christian schooling, and it has been in the...

Jay Blogs – What’s It All For?

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, and I think we as Christians have it all messed up. I think we know we’re all often guilty of being influenced by what we refer to as “the world:” our broader, modern culture.  We assume its values as our own, often...

Jay Blogs – Getting Things Straight in the New Year

The other day, as I often do every January, I was reflecting on the new year. Like so many of us, I have my new years’ resolutions, too: things I’m going to do, ways I’m going to be a better version of me. My new year’s resolutions are so often doomed to failure,...

Jay Blogs – Good Receivers

It is more blessed to give than to receive, so they say. But, it is much easier to give. We like being givers, especially at Christmastime. Christmas helps us think of ourselves as we like to think—magnanimous, generous, powerful, having an abundance. If I’m the one...

Jay Blogs – A Conversation

“Michael?” “Yes, Stephen?” “A moment, if I may, my Commander?” “Of course.” “Michael, the Most High has given me a mission: to appear before a group of men on earth to announce the moment we’ve been long awaiting, the coming of the Savior. It is a wondrous, gracious...