Have you heard the wise saying, “You cannot teach what you do not have”? Yet, in this busy world, we often get distracted and end up running on fumes as we respond to the urgent more than the important. George Grant encourages parents and educators to heed the moments, delight in what we teach and pass that mindset on to our children and students. Most importantly, he shares his own method for putting “first things first” which involves his Keystones Scripture memory system based on the example of the great 19th century theologian Thomas Chalmers.
George Grant pastors Parish Presbyterian Church in Franklin, TN and oversees a network of churches around the world. He serves as the Director of the King’s Meadow Study Center, Founder of both Franklin Classical School and New College Franklin, and Coordinator of the Chalmers Fund.
He has pioneered efforts to establish Classical Christian Schools in the US around the world—particularly in the Muslim world (with five large and thriving schools in Iraq, twenty in Indonesia, and three in China).
He has academic degrees in Political Science at the University of Houston (B.A.), Philosophy at Whitefield Theological Seminary (M.A., D.Litt., Ph.D.), Humanities at Belhaven College (D. Hum.), and Theology at Knox Theological Seminary (D.Min. Cand.).
Author of dozens of books in the areas of history, biography, politics, literature, and social criticism, he has written hundreds of essays, articles, and columns.
His work on behalf of the homeless, for international relief and development, for racial reconciliation, and for the sanctity of life has been profiled in such varied media outlets 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, and Christianity Today.
George makes his home in Middle Tennessee near the historic town of Franklin with his wife and co-author Karen. Together they have three grown children and six grandchildren.