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Hi I'm Kent Griffin

I'm a programmer, mathematician, and motorcycle enthusiast. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and father of 3 children. I have lived in many places (Seattle, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and now Salt Lake City) as I have followed opportunities in the tech industry. I enjoy hiking, rock climbing and riding my dual sport motorcyles (BMW R1200GS, Kawasaki KLX 400R).

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but seriously reading and studying the Book of Mormon in the 9th grade for the first time converted me. I did this as part of a seminary class offered on a release time basis through the high school I attended in South Eastern Idaho. I got the distinct impression through my study that the writers of the Book of Mormon were real people who wrote down the most important spiritual insights and revelations that they obtained through asking the right questions. By this same means all of us can obtain knowledge directly from the source of all knowledge. My conviction of the fundamental truthfulness of the Book of Mormon has only grown stronger as I have matured and have studied more. I enjoy reading the sacred texts of other religions (Bhgavad Gita, Buddhist Sutras, Tao De Ching, Holy Quran, etc) and feel I have gained wisdom and insight from them. However, although I believe all of the major religious traditions have legitimacy and value, through contrast I have come to greatly appreciate what are particular strengths of my faith: priesthood lineage, ordinances that are eternally binding and are offered to those who have died without receiving them as well as the living, temple worship, eternal family covenants, living prophets and revelation both for the Church as a whole and as individuals to guide us in fulfilling our personal missions. My conviction is based more on the complete substance and meaning of the gospel of Jesus Christ than on any particular verse or individual. As the Book of Mormon prophet Alma stated, “all things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator.” (Alma 30:44).

How I live my faith

I am active in my local congregation, participate in genealogy research and temple worship.