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Hi I'm Kent Harrison

I grew up in Utah. I taught at BYU. I have a wonderful family. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am a retired BYU professor of physics and astronomy. I specialized in gravitation. I have a wife, four children and their spouses, twelve grandchildren of which several are married, and thirteen great-grandchildren, all of whom I love very much. There have been many international conferences on gravitation, so I have been able to travel to twenty-seven countries--speaking at many conferences--and many times my wife was able to go with me (other family members a few times.) This has given me a broad perspective on the world and its peoples and has taught me much about loving others. My wife is an artist and we enjoyed visiting art galleries and other museums in many cities. Many years ago, as our sons began Scouting, my wife and I became involved in it. We are still involved to a limited extent. It has been a wonderful way to serve others. During my tenure at BYU, I became interested in women's affairs. That interest continues. I served on many committees related to women's concerns, was chair of the board of a local shelter for victims of domestic abuse, wrote articles and co-authored a book which dealt partly with these concerns, and I am currently book editor for an online journal (for faithful LDS) which features many articles relating to women. I am concerned about the plight of many women around the world. I have written and spoken about the consistency of religion and science.

Why I am a Mormon

I find that the doctrines and practices of the LDS Church are very satisfying. They appeal to me intellectually; there is no other organization on the earth that has the broad, eternal scope that the Church does. The LDS understanding of work for the dead shows that God is truly no respecter of persons. But more than that, they make me profoundly happy. I find peace here. The Holy Ghost guides me in many ways. I find love for all. Especially, I love my wife and my descendants and ancestors deeply, and I am humbled and grateful that the temple ordinances allow us to be a family forever. I am awed that the Atonement of Jesus Christ makes it possible for everyone to achieve eternal happiness.

How I live my faith

I had the blessing of being born into a good LDS family, and I grew up in Utah, but my travels have helped me understand non-LDS beliefs, and I respect them. I have had many callings in the LDS Church, including being a teacher in several capacities, ward organist, and bishop--which calling I enjoyed immensely. I served a stake mission and a service mission in which I could provide welfare help for homeless persons. I served in several Scouting positions within the Church. I was a temple worker for sixteen years. I am currently a home teacher. I pray and read scriptures daily. I write several LDS missionaries weekly. I know the gospel of Jesus Christ is true, and I try to live its commandments and teachings daily. I recognize my imperfections but repent and seek forgiveness often. Some years ago I submitted a similar profile to the website MormonScholarsTestify. Readers may wish to look at that.