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Faith

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: Give heed to the words of the prophets

August 16, 2022
As part of Education Week, Elder Quentin L. Cook, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, delivered an address on the importance of heeding modern-day prophets.
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Devotional: Finding wonder in remote places

August 02, 2022
Janis Nuckolls, professor of linguistics, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. She spoke about the importance of cultivating more awe and wonder, which can lead to a more meaningful life.
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Devotional: Six ways to be a better boat builder

July 19, 2022
Chris Mattson, professor of mechanical engineering, delivered Tuesday's devotional address. He taught that in order to withstand the storms of life, we must trust in the Lord and intentionally build our lives around Him.
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Devotional: Your path of discipleship

July 12, 2022
Stacey Shaw, associate professor in the School of Social Work, delivered Tuesday's devotional address. She taught that as we become disciples of Jesus Christ, we will be able to use our unique journeys to better the world.
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Devotional: Cultivating godliness in mortality

June 28, 2022
Rachel Wadham, senior librarian at the Harold B. Lee Library, delivered Tuesday's devotional address. She spoke about how vital it is to become more information literate, and how doing so will help us better navigate the world.
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Devotional: Faith in the Lord, faith in ourselves

June 21, 2022
Tiffany Turley Bowcut, Title IX coordinator, delivered today's devotional address. She spoke on the importance of having faith in the Lord and in ourselves.
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Devotional: To believe on their words

June 07, 2022
Richard D. Osguthorpe, dean of the David O. McKay School of Education and recently appointed associate academic vice president, delivered Tuesday's devotional address. He spoke on the importance of developing the spiritual gift to believe in the words of others.
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Devotional: Spiritually strengthened and intellectually enlarged

May 17, 2022
Adam T. Woolley, dean of Graduate Studies, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. He spoke of BYU’s aim to be both spiritually strengthening and intellectually enlarging.
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Devotional: Higher Education

May 10, 2022
Tracy Flinders, vice president of information technology and chief information officer at BYU, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. He spoke on the importance of higher education and discovering our true identities.
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Devotional: Pointing our souls to Christ

May 03, 2022
Sister Neill F. Marriott, former Second Counselor in the Young Women General Presidency for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. She spoke on the process of focusing on the Savior, receiving His strength and becoming more like Him.
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Devotional: We need an endowment

April 05, 2022
Anthony Sweat, associate teaching professor of Church history and doctrine, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. He spoke on the importance of the endowment and drawing upon God’s power in our lives.
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Devotional: The first commandment first

March 22, 2022
Elder D. Todd Christofferson, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. He spoke on the two great commandments and the significance of their order.
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Devotional: Moving on from distractions

March 15, 2022
Elder Kelly R. Johnson, General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. He spoke about casting aside distractions and remaining focused on Christ and His covenant path.
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Devotional: Won’t you be my neighbor?

March 08, 2022
Megan Sanborn Jones, chair of the Department of Theatre and Media Arts, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. She spoke on diminishing selfishness through being a good neighbor.
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Devotional: Blessed are the peacemakers

March 01, 2022
Elder Vern P. Stanfill, General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. He spoke about exemplifying the Beatitudes’ definition of “peacemaker.”
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Devotional: Christ’s peace in perilous times

February 08, 2022
Elder Clark G. Gilbert, General Authority Seventy and Commissioner of the Church Educational System, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. He spoke on how BYU’s mission enables a union of sacred and secular studies and shared four attributes of Christ that can bring us comfort during perilous times.
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Devotional: A certain idea of BYU

February 01, 2022
Justin Collings, professor of law and an associate dean for BYU Faculty and Curriculum, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. He gave six recommendations for upholding BYU’s special standard.
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Devotional: A saint through the Atonement of Christ the Lord

January 18, 2022
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and Sister Patricia Holland delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. Sister Holland testified of God’s awareness of His children, and Elder Holland spoke on how we can become submissive and faithful saints through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.
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