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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: 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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Devotional: Things I believe

June 13, 2023
Gus Hart, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. He shared six core beliefs he gained through his life experiences.
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Devotional: Choosing Christ's light burden

May 23, 2023
In a world in which so many view religion as a burden, it can be easy to be consumed by the message that by abandoning religion you can live a better, freer and more “advanced” life, taught Justin Dyer.
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Devotional: The process of Christlike transformation

May 16, 2023
Melissa Larson, a teaching professor in the School of Accountancy at BYU Marriott School of Business, delivered Tuesday's devotional address. She testified that while transforming moments can often be difficult, they are essential in order to become more like the Savior.
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Devotional: "Here's my heart, O take and seal it"

May 09, 2023
Delivering the first devotional address of the spring term, Brooke Robertson, a policy manager and analyst for BYU’s Integrity and Compliance Office, shared several personal experiences and testified that by binding herself to Jesus Christ, she has been able to navigate the unexpected.
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Ten uplifting quotes from 2023 BYU Women's Conference

May 08, 2023
The theme for the entire conference came from D&C 68:6: “Wherefore, be of good cheer, and do not fear, for I the Lord am with you, and will stand by you.”
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