Kent (MC) is the online moniker of Kent White, the creator of MormonConferences.org (hence the â€œMCâ€). He also created and maintains the sites smpt.org (The Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology) and BlakeOstler.com.
While serving a mission in Mexico, Kent happened to read Hugh Nibleyâ€™s “Approaching Zion,” which changed his life forever. As a result of Nibley, Kent took a Hebrew class and ended up graduating from BYU in 2000 with a degree in Near Eastern Studies and a minor in Spanish (though his Hebrew is now in pretty sad shape). He thought he would teach seminary until he realized that he hated kids. He now has five children with his wife of nearly twelve years and works for a charitable organization that helps children. He cites as those authors who have been the greatest influences in shaping his current world-view (in addition to the prophets): Hugh Nibley, Orson Scott Card, Terry Warner, and Blake Ostler.
His interests include: His wife and five children, organizational development & business management, philosophy, comparative religion, Mormon Studies, humanitarian efforts, politics, history, popular culture, music (donâ€™t even get him started), camping, literature, sports (playing and being a spectator), and playing the tuba.
Kent has been commenting at NCT for a long time. I had the chance to meet him in real life at last year’s FAIR conference and he is a super nice guy with lots to share. I’m looking forward to his posts.