Dr. George Grant first stepped into the rich tradition of Classical Education with self-study and exploration of the classics as a young adult. This burgeoning interest in Classical Education became a lifelong passion for Grant, who is now an established pastor and educator.
Originally (and always) a Texan, Grant moved his family to Middle Tennessee in the early 1990s where he started King’s Meadow Study Center. Grant’s views on Classical Education are influenced by the works of great Scottish pastor, social reformer, educator, author, and scientist Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847) and Dutch politician, journalist, statesman, and theologian Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920).
Like the men he admires, Grant wears many hats in his community: he is a husband, father, grandfather, mentor, president of King’s Meadow Study Center, the pastor of Parish Presbyterian Church, instructor at and founder of Franklin Classical School, chancellor of New College Franklin, writer, avid reader, runner, gardener, and barbecue master.
He is the author of dozens books in the areas of history, biography, politics, literature, and social criticism, and he has written hundreds of essays, articles, and columns. In addition to his regular classes in history, literature, theology, and the arts, Grant maintains an active writing and speaking schedule in this country and around the world. His writings on behalf of the homeless, international relief and development, racial reconciliation, and on the sanctity of life have been highlighted in varied media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Focus on the Family, The 700 Club, the Coral Ridge Hour, Point of View, Crossfire, World Magazine, Table Talk, and Christianity Today.
Grant has degrees in Political Science from the University of Houston (B.A.), Philosophy from Whitefield Theological Seminary (M.A., D.Litt., Ph.D.), Humanities from Belhaven College (D.Hum.), and Theology at Knox Theological Seminary (D.Min.).
6As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: 7Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. 8Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 9For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: 11In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: 12Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. 13And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; 14Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; 15And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.