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BYU seeks to develop students of faith, intellect, and character. Students at BYU are taught the truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ, which gospel encourages the pursuit of all truth. President Gordon B. Hinckley said of BYU:

Here we are doing what is not done in any other major university of which I am aware. We are demonstrating that faith in the Almighty can accompany and enrich scholarship in the secular.

Elder D. Todd Christofferson

Elder D. Todd Christofferson, member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, delivered the Devotional address. He spoke about why we all needed a Savior, and how that can impact us this Christmas season.

Elder M. Russell Ballard

​Elder M. Russell Ballard, member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints answered questions from Latter-day Saint young single adults at this week's BYU Devotional. 

Wilford W. Andersen

According to Elder Wilford W. Andersen, there are two ways to escape the pride cycle: we either move closer to God and or toward further despair.

Carolyn Billings

Carolyn Billings, director of Sports Medicine, spoke about how to stay with Christ during personal struggles. 

Elder Carl B. Cook

Elder Carl B. Cook, General Authority Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, invited listeners to put off the natural man

Elder Richard J. Maynes speaks at a BYU Devotional on September 19, 2007

Elder Richard J. Maynes, General Authority Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spoke about developing a mindset focused on serving others.

President and Sister Peggy Worthen speak at Tuesday's BYU Devotional

The BYU community gathered in the Marriott Center to hear the first devotional of the semester, traditionally given by the university's president and his wife. President Kevin J Worthen and Sister Peggy S.

It's impossible to get to every class at BYU Education Week, but here are a few motivational thoughts. 

Elder Lynn G. Robbins

Elder Lynn G. Robbins of the Presidency of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spoke about the complementary principles of agency and responsibility at the BYU Education Week Devotional.

Gayla Sorenson, BYU Law Dean of Admissions

Gayla Sorenson, dean of admissions of the J. Reuben Clark Law School, spoke about advocacy at Tuesday’s BYU Devotional.