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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.

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Devotional: "Can you imagine?"

February 13, 2024
Elder Evan A. Schmutz, a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, delivered Tuesday's devotional address. He urged the audience to consider the importance of their mortal lives.
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Devotional: Magnifying our precious gift of time

February 06, 2024
Brother Jan E. Newman, Second Counselor in the Sunday School General Presidency, delivered the Tuesday morning devotional. He taught that making time for the most important things in our lives is essential no matter our stage in life.
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Devotional: “Consider the wondrous works of God”

January 23, 2024
Elder David A. Bednar, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, along with his wife, Sister Susan Bednar, delivered Tuesday's devotional address.
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Devotional: Choose You This Day — Think Celestial

January 16, 2024
“How many times in life do we cause ourselves pain and sorrow through poor choices?” asked Elder K. Brett Nattress, a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as he delivered Tuesday morning’s devotional.
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Devotional: President & Sister Reese

January 09, 2024
The Reeses shared how being “doers of the word” and having “eyes to see” can help us become better disciples of Christ.
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Devotional: We believe in being honest

December 05, 2023
“As you are honest in all you do, you will feel happier. You will feel more full of light. You will feel more confident and more comfortable in your relationships with others,” said Elder Matthew L. Carpenter, a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as he delivered Tuesday morning’s devotional.
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Devotional: Fear not and return with honor

November 07, 2023
“It would be my hope that each of you would view your entire life as a marvelous university and mission in preparation for your second and most important graduation, that of graduating with honor from life,” said Elder Gary B. Sabin, a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as he delivered Tuesday morning’s devotional.
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Forum: Fulfilling the dream of BYU

October 31, 2023
At BYU, “we have the great privilege of an education for our whole souls,” said Susan Tanner, former Young Women General President, in Tuesday’s forum. Sister Tanner and her husband, former BYU–Hawaii president John Tanner, delivered a joint address on BYU’s ambitious mission.
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Devotional: Our Covenant Relationship With God, a Wellspring of Relief

October 24, 2023
Sister Kristin M. Yee, second counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency, shared a message that Jesus Christ brings relief into our lives.
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Devotional: Meeting Jesus in the House of the Lord

October 10, 2023
“The most important change [in the world] is the increased accessibility of the house of the Lord,” said Elder Allen D. Haynie, a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Tuesday morning’s devotional.
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Devotional: How do we carry His name?

October 03, 2023
“How do we carry His name?” Abigail Allen, an associate professor in the Marriott School of Business, considered this question during her devotional on Tuesday.
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Devotional: No coincidences

September 12, 2023
President C. Shane Reese and Sister Wendy Reese welcomed students back to campus with the first devotional of the fall 2023 semester on Tuesday at the BYU Marriott Center.
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Devotional: Observation, reason, faith and revelation

August 22, 2023
Observation and reason are not opposed to faith, but work synergistically with faith, taught Elder Dale G. Renlund, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Tuesday’s Education Week devotional.
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Devotional: “Counting the known (and unknown) costs of discipleship”

August 08, 2023
Despite the rising costs, wholehearted Christian discipleship brings immeasurable blessings, said Reid Neilson, assistant academic vice president for religious scholarly publications, during his Tuesday devotional address.
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Devotional: Gathering in divine communities

August 01, 2023
The best way to participate in the gathering of Israel is by actively being involved in our communities, said Kevin Utt, director of the Honor Code Office, during Tuesday's devotional address.
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Devotional: Jesus Christ, the Greatest Influence in Your Life

July 18, 2023
“When my parents told me to follow the prophet, do you think they fathomed the day when I would interpret that to mean follow the prophet’s social media account?” asked Pamela Jo Brubaker during her Tuesday morning devotional address.
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Devotional: "Endowed with His power to fulfill your purpose"

July 11, 2023
In her devotional address at the Marriott Center, Barbara Morgan Gardner began by sharing a few personal stories about her mom and her own life. She wanted the audience to see how “individuals can uniquely walk the covenant path and be leaders in God’s kingdom.”
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Devotional: That ye may be prepared

June 27, 2023
Chip Oscarson, an associate dean in Undergraduate Education at Brigham Young University, expressed the importance of obtaining a transformative education, including spiritual and secure knowledge.
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