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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: BYU: Building a community of trust and respect

September 21, 2021
Elder Paul B. Pieper, a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints delivered Tuesday's devotional address. He spoke on the spirit of BYU and how we can contribute to the campus’s uniqueness and unity.
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Devotional: Lifelong conversion

September 14, 2021
Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints delivered Tuesday's devotional address. He spoke on how lifelong conversion produces authentic happiness.
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Devotional: President and Sister Worthen fall 2021

September 07, 2021
President Kevin J Worthen and Sister Peggy S. Worthen welcomed students back to campus with the first devotional of the fall 2021 semester. Sister Worthen spoke on navigating fearful uncertainty, and President Worthen explained how we can create a more interwoven BYU community.
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University Conference 2021: President Worthen shares new statement on belonging

August 23, 2021
At BYU's annual University Conference, President Worthen reflected on President Kimball's Second Century Address and shared a new statement on belonging.
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Education Week devotional: Five messages that all of God’s children need to hear

August 17, 2021
Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, delivered Tuesday's devotional address for Education Week. He shared five messages all of God's children need to hear.
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Devotional: In awe: The astonishing goodness of God

August 03, 2021
John Bingham, a professor and associate dean of the BYU Marriott School of Business, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. He spoke on how to feel the astonishing goodness of God, even when we’re in a “spiritual eclipse," which occurs when something blocks us from feeling in awe of God.
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Devotional: “Yes, and…” and the creative art of living

July 21, 2021
Lisa Valentine Clark, BYUradio host of “The Lisa Show,” delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. She spoke on how her decades of improv work on the stage, TV and radio have taught her how to handle unexpected challenges in life and turn them into triumphs.
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Devotional: Vaulting to greater heights: Replacing fear with lasting peace

July 13, 2021
Melissa F. Western, associate professor of accounting, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. She spoke on how principles of Christlike change enabled her to move past fear and realize her divine purpose.
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Devotional: Being Christ's compassionate hands

June 29, 2021
Steve Smith, executive director of Student Development Services, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. He spoke on the responsibility we have to lift others and act as the hands of Christ.
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Devotional: The messy middle of revelation

June 22, 2021
Traci Neilsen, physics professor, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. She spoke on the messy elements of revelation and how to navigate its complexity.
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Devotional: How I became a seeker

June 08, 2021
Steven Harper, professor of Church history and doctrine, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. He spoke on how learning about narratives and metacognition has helped him become a seeker of truth.
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Devotional: To receive, to covenant and to minister

May 18, 2021
Liz Darger, senior associate athletic director and senior woman administrator at BYU, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. She spoke on how three words from the Young Women theme, “receive,” “covenant” and “minister,” have helped her understand important truths about identity and purpose.
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Devotional: Quinoa and olive trees: Strengthening the Lord’s vineyard

May 11, 2021
Rick Jellen, professor and associate dean in the College of Life Sciences, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. He spoke on how his experiences as a convert and plant geneticist have taught him to appreciate the diversity of the Lord’s vineyard.
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Devotional: An immigrant's journey toward God

May 04, 2021
Niwako Yamawaki, a professor of psychology, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. She told the story of how she discovered God and used her faith to understand, endure and even appreciate pain.
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2021 Women's Conference: Ten uplifting quotes

May 03, 2021
Centered around the theme of "I Am a Child of God: His Promises Are Sure," speakers at BYU Women’s Conference shared thoughts on compassionate service during difficulty, inclusion, and our divine heritage.
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Devotional: Healing racism through Jesus Christ

April 06, 2021
Ryan Gabriel, assistant professor of sociology at BYU, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address on healing racism through Jesus Christ.
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Devotional: There must needs be a Christ

March 23, 2021
Elder Kyle S. McKay, General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. He spoke about the many reasons why we need Jesus Christ in our lives.
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Devotional: His sheep still hear His voice

March 16, 2021
Mark L. Pace, Sunday School General President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. He spoke about the importance of hearing the Savior’s voice through the confirming witness of the Holy Ghost.
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