It’s almost the Christmas holidays, and Ray and BJ Blunt are returning. They'll be focusing our discussion on extended family: the joys and sorrows. They often talk about trying to be the light shining through the cracked clay pots of their lives. Come and listen and ask questions about how to ‘see’ our families through a more experienced lens.
Saturday, December 8 at 10:30am at Anne’s house.
Ray and BJ Blunt are “elders at the gate” who describe their last 25 years’ primary focus as helping to grow the next generations. Ray teaches high school juniors and seniors in leadership at Ad Fontes Academy, a classical Christian school in Centreville, Virginia. Before that he was an Associate Professor in Leadership at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. Previously, Ray was a senior leader in public service whose focus was strategic planning, human capital, and organizational effectiveness. Long, long ago, he was in one of the first classes to graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1964 where he and BJ met on a blind date. They have a very happy marriage, complete with the crucial ups and downs that seems to be required for closeness. They live in Alexandria and have two grown children and five grandchildren, all local.
Ray has authored of two books: Crossed Lives, Crossed Purposes: Why Thomas Jefferson Failed and William Wilberforce Persisted in Leading an End to Slavery, and just published this October is Elders at the Gate: A Call to Repair the Broken Generational Links.
After years in the workplace, BJ is busy supporting her expanding family as well as various non-profit organizations, including organizing and tracking the annual congressional membership’s 3-mile foot race, the ACLI Capital Challenge.
They attend Restoration Anglican Church mentoring many young couples before and after marriage. Walking, birding, biking indoors and out, kayaking, and reading, along with BJ’s famously complex knitting give them not only fitness (however waning) but sanity and time to be alone with God and enjoy his marvelous creation.