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June 11, 2019
The Transformative Power of Covenants | Ellie Young
Ellie Young teaches that though everyone's covenant path is unique, the transformative power of covenants has the ability to mold us all into better, more Christlike individuals.
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26 min
June 4, 2019
Looking to the Margins: Creating Belonging | Phillip D. Rash
Dr. Phillip Rash discusses how we can work together to include those who feel left in the margins of the BYU community and overall society.
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23 min
May 21, 2019
Finding Your Purpose | Julianne H. Grose
Each of us, with all of our talents and abilities, has a place and purpose in this world. As we work and pray, the Lord will help us see what we can be.
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18 min
May 7, 2019
Wrestling with Comparisons | J.B. Haws
Life is not a race and treating it this way will stunt our spiritual growth. The only comparisons that we need to make are those with our past self.
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32 min
April 25, 2019
More Love, Less Contempt | Arthur C. Brooks
Arthur C. Brooks teaches that the problem in today’s society isn't anger, but contempt. And contempt can only be solved with love.
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11 min
April 25, 2019
The Y on the Mountain | Kevin J Worthen
The meaning of life events will be determined not so much by the events themselves, but on how we choose to view and respond to them.
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10 min
April 25, 2019
A More Wonderful World | Patrick Kearon
Elder Kearon teaches that with the love of our Heavenly Father and our God-given talents, we can establish a more wonderful world.
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21 min
April 9, 2019
The Modern Mighty Women of Israel | M. Joseph Brough
Modern mighty women in Israel do the Lord's work in different ways. Here, Brother Brough explains how each of those ways is significant to God.
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22 min
April 3, 2019
“As I Have Loved You”: Agency-Based Love in Dating and Marriage
Dr. Jason Carroll discusses why we should remember that love is a fruit of good relationships, not the root. He encourages Christlike behavior in dating.
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29 min
March 19, 2019
Prophetic Invitations and Promised Blessings | Randall K. Bennett
Why is following the prophet so important? Elder Bennett shares the blessings he and his wife have experienced from following the prophet's invitation.
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29 min
March 12, 2019
Enter to Learn; Go Forth to Fight! | Carlos A. Godoy
https://speeches.byu.edu/speakers/carlos-a-godoy/
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27 min
February 12, 2019
If You Don't Like It, Change It | Carrie Roberts
Carrie Roberts shares how discovering her why and believing in her own power to change her life has affected her throughout her career.
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26 min
February 5, 2019
“Always Remember Him“ | Ulisses Soares
Why is the covenant to always remember Jesus Christ so significant? Elder Soares discusses how this seemingly small covenant affects everything we do.
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21 min
January 22, 2019
Stand Forever | Lawrence E. Corbridge
How can we faithfully discover the answers to our difficult questions? Elder Corbridge suggests how to keep the faith when we have moments of uncertainty.
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27 min
January 15, 2019
Can You Hear the Music? | Dieter F. Uchtdorf
When we strive with heart and mind to follow the Savior and incorporate the music of the spirit into our daily lives, we receive favor from heaven.
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31 min
January 8, 2019
Knowing Who You Are | Kevin J. Worthen
President Worthen reminds us that we are defined by more than our grades, our major, or our social status. We are, most importantly, children of God.
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20 min
January 8, 2019
Spiritual Gifts | Peggy S. Worthen
What are spiritual gifts? Why are they important? How can we develop them? Sister Worthen answers these questions and more in her devotional address.
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10 min
December 11, 2018
“This Is My Day of Opportunity” | Michelle D. Craig
We can use our trials to build character, draw strength from covenants and ordinances, and deepen family relationships. This is our day of opportunity.
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24 min
December 4, 2018
“That They Might Have Joy” | David A. Bednar
The world we live in is often turbulent. But, if we turn to the teachings of Jesus Christ, we can find peace. They were given "that we might have joy."
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31 min
November 13, 2018
I Can Sleep When the Wind Blows | Shayne M. Bowen
Elder Bowen discusses how character, honor, and integrity can give us the confidence to remain calm and have peace in times of trial.
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24 min
November 6, 2018
How to Have Joy and Fulfillment
Elder Teixeira shares valuable lessons learned throughout his life that have helped him to find true joy and fulfillment.
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19 min
October 23, 2018
Strength and Safety Through Gathering | Stephen W. Owen
https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/stephen-w-owen_strength-and-safety-through-gathering/
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27 min
October 16, 2018
We Seek After These Things | Gerrit W. Gong
Elder Gong shares the lessons we have the opportunity to seek after now, so that in the future we can grow closer to Christ in understanding and love.
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27 min
October 2, 2018
Humble Uncertainty | Scott Miller
Exercising humility and honesty when seeking answers to life's questions cultivates within us a sort of humble uncertainty which expands our understanding. Support the show.
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29 min
September 18, 2018
Loving our Neighbors | Carolina Núñez
Carolina Núñez uses the story of the Good Samaritan to teach why loving our neighbors and serving others should be a primary focus in our lives. Support the show.
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28 min
September 11, 2018
Receiving Revelation | Kevin J. Worthen
The process of receiving revelation requires familiarizing ourselves with the whisperings of the Spirit. As children of God, all are entitled to His help. Support the show.
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22 min
September 11, 2018
That We Might Have Joy | Peggy S. Worthen
Is it possible that we play a part in how happy we feel from day to day? Choosing happiness makes it possible that we might have joy in our lives. Support the show.
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9 min
September 4, 2018
Fulfilling the Destiny of Zion | Kevin J. Worthen
While highlighting the accomplishments of BYU students, Kevin J Worthen shares how their research is changing the world and fulfilling the destiny of Zion. Support the show.
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46 min
August 21, 2018
“Look unto Him in Every Thought” | Joy D. Jones
We are all enticed and tempted by our surroundings. It is by our agency that we respond to enticements in a way that helps us become more like Christ. Support the show.
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44 min
August 16, 2018
Enter to Learn; Go Forth to Serve | Kevin J. Worthen
President Worthen invites listeners to reflect on BYU's slogan, "Enter to Learn; Go Forth to Serve," as they begin a lifetime of service as BYU graduates. Support the show.
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8 min
August 16, 2018
Where Your Heart Is | Brent H. Nielson
Brent H. Nielson asks graduates to evaluate the condition of their hearts, for "where your heart is, there will your treasure be also." Support the show.
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15 min
August 7, 2018
Hard Sayings and Safe Spaces: Making Room for Struggle as Well as Faith | Eric D. Huntsman
Eric D. Hunstman explains how "hard sayings," which can undeniably be a source of struggle in our lives, can also serve to deepen and strengthen our faith. Support the show.
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30 min
July 31, 2018
Seeing the Divinity in Others | Lori L. Wadsworth
Recognizing everyone as a child of God influences our behavior. Lori Wadsworth explains that by seeing the divinity in others, we behave as disciples of Christ. Support the show.
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30 min
July 17, 2018
The Plagues of Prosperity | Benjamin Bikman
The human race is eating itself into metabolic disarray. Benjamin Bikman teaches these plagues of prosperity can be overcome by controlling insulin intake. Support the show.
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36 min
July 10, 2018
“Thy Troubles to Bless” | Jeffrey McClellan
When adversity challenges your faith, remember that you can trust God "thy troubles to bless." In His hands, trials can change us and teach us of His love. Support the show.
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33 min
July 3, 2018
Finding Your Place in the Universe | Denise Stephens
In a world of competition and comparison, finding our place in the universe can seem impossible. Let remembering your divine potential be your first step. Support the show.
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20 min
June 26, 2018
Keeping the Spiritual Lifeblood Flowing | Stephen L. Shumway
Like walking when your legs are frozen, sometimes what we least want to do is the very thing we need most to keep our spiritual lifeblood flowing. Support the show.
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23 min
June 12, 2018
The Faith to Do His Will | Beth Luthy
Though it is not always easy, God expects us to trust in Him. Beth Luthy shares how having the faith to do His will caused miracles in her life. Support the show.
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25 min
June 5, 2018
Recognizing and Understanding the Spirit at BYU | Michael Orme
Michael Orme, General Counsel at BYU, shares how the principles of receiving revelation and understanding the Spirit are uniquely applied to BYU. Support the show.
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25 min
May 8, 2018
Illuminated Stories | Robert T. Barrett
Learning to be an artist requires endurance even more than it requires talent. In this devotional address, artist Robert Barrett shares the illuminated stories of individuals throughout history who have shown us that courage and motivation to endure hard things are required to experience great achievement. Support the show.
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31 min
April 26, 2018
Banishing All Shadows | Jeffrey R. Holland
In this commencement address, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland charges students to be a force for positive change in this troubled world and to have hope that the light of God's love is powerful enough for banishing all shadows and forces of darkness. Support the show.
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23 min
April 10, 2018
A Holier Approach to Ministering | Neil L. Andersen
The recent shift from home and visiting teaching to focus on ministering gives us a chance to rethink the way we love and serve others. Ministering in a holier way will require us to more fully love and obey the Lord. Support the show.
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30 min
April 3, 2018
Seeing Things Differently | Michael J. Dorff
Whether it be mathematics, personal relationships, or the scriptures, powerful blessings come into our lives when we choose to start seeing things differently. Support the show.
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25 min
March 20, 2018
Embrace the Plan | Kim B. Clark
As we embrace the Plan of Salvation, and God's plan for each one of us, we will find the power to overcome our personal crucibles and be better equipped to learn, serve, and love. Support the show.
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31 min
March 13, 2018
Integrity of Heart | Ronald A. Rasband
Elder Rasband commemorates the life and values of Jon M. Huntsman, who demonstrated that it doesn't matter how much wealth or worldly status that we obtain if we lack integrity. As we deal honestly and treat one another with kindness, we will be known for our goodness and light. Support the show.
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27 min
March 6, 2018
Discovering Your Divine Individuality | Julie Crockett
As we strive to acquire Christlike attributes, we may wonder: Are we losing our individuality? Julie Crockett assures us that our unique differences, talents, and personalities are only magnified as we work toward our perfect potential. Support the show.
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26 min
February 27, 2018
Rise and Shout and Shine Forth! | S. Gifford Nielsen
The BYU fight song's admonition to "rise and shout", says former BYU football quarterback and current general authority S. Gifford Nielsen, are an anthem not just for sports teams, but for life and our quest for heaven. Support the show.
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25 min
February 13, 2018
What Makes a Radical and Revolutionary Technology? | Dhanurjay
We live in an age of revolutionary technology. However, this progress brings many deeper questions for our generation to explore. Dr. DJ Patil, former US Chief Data Scientist, addresses some of the ways we can responsibly use data to benefit all Americans. Support the show.
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41 min
January 30, 2018
Agency, Accountability, and the Atonement of Jesus Christ | Benjamin Ogles
The doctrines of agency, accountability, and the Atonement of Jesus Christ lay the foundation for understanding the devastating issue of sexual assault. Support the show.
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32 min
January 23, 2018
Turning Enemies into Friends | Sharon Eubank
Humanitarian aid is more than donating hygiene kits and digging wells. "Turning enemies into friends" is as simple as looking for the "strangers" among us and providing relief through service, love, and trying to do good. Support the show.
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31 min
January 16, 2018
Humbly Combining Heart and Mind | LeGrand R. Curtis
Both heart and mind can be instruments for the Holy Ghost to teach us God's will, if we are humble enough to listen for His counsel. Support the show.
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25 min
January 9, 2018
Lessons from Roses: Trust Yourself and Trust God | Peggy S. Worthen
When others question your beliefs and choices, it is tempting to panic and doubt yourself. Instead, trust in the the things you know to be true. Support the show.
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10 min
January 9, 2018
The Plan of Salvation: The Gospel Paradigm | Kevin J. Worthen
Through the lens of the plan of salvation, we gain perspective that helps us deal with questions, everyday frustrations, and even crippling challenges. Support the show.
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19 min
December 12, 2017
A Message at Christmas | D. Todd Christofferson
This Christmas, remember the majestic and redeeming Savior—but also take a moment to remember that humble baby in a manger. Support the show.
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24 min
December 5, 2017
Happiness, Deceit, and Small Things | Brian K. Ashton
In your search for happiness, don't mistake Satan's deceit for the joy Christ offers. Remember that it is the small things that make a big difference. Support the show.
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29 min
November 14, 2017
Questions and Answers | M. Russell Ballard
Elder Ballard offers timely and loving answers to tough questions about topics such as perfectionism, education, pornography, and the needs of LGBTQ saints. Support the show.
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29 min
October 17, 2017
Are You All the Way In? | Carolyn Billings
Carolyn Billings shares how she has learned to trust in the Lord's wisdom and love, even—or especially—when the raging tempests of life are overwhelming. Support the show.
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22 min
October 10, 2017
Putting Off the Natural Man and Becoming Saints | Carl B. Cook
By learning to overcome pride and submit our will to God's, we let go of the natural man and become free to discover our true, eternal selves. Support the show.
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27 min
September 19, 2017
Shape Your Life Through Service to Others | Richard J. Maynes
Elder Maynes reminds us not to become selfish as we seek out our goals and dreams—our happiness will ultimately be found in the service of others. Support the show.
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29 min
September 12, 2017
Fear Not | Kevin J. Worthen
The adversary wants us to doubt God, doubt ourselves, and be afraid of the future. But God declares that we can choose faith over fear. Support the show.
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22 min
September 12, 2017
Facing the Algebras of Life | Peggy S. Worthen
We all meet our match somewhere. For Sister Worthen, it was algebra. When we are faced with something difficult, will we quit or will we learn? Support the show.
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10 min
August 22, 2017
Be 100 Percent Responsible | Lynn G. Robbins
Agency and accountability are paired principles that cannot be separated. Take responsibility for your actions and you take control of your life. Support the show.
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48 min
August 8, 2017
To Me He Doth Not Stink: Advocacy and Love | Gayla M. Sorenson
We are all called to be advocates. Jesus Christ, our Advocate, teaches us how to represent causes and people with love and wisdom. Support the show.
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28 min
August 1, 2017
Living a Life of Service and Love: What Goes Around Comes Around | Kirt R. Saville
The more service and love we give, the more we will find returned to us. Kirt Saville shares touching examples of this principle. Support the show.
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26 min
July 25, 2017
The Call of the Lord | Paul Caldarella
The Lord's call comes in countless ways. If we are prepared to heed the call, we will be given opportunities to grow, to serve, and to receive His joy. Support the show.
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29 min
July 18, 2017
Of Dead Cats and Dead People: How Family History Can Save the World | Amy Harris
Family history is so much more than finding dates and names. It is building relationships with the past and connecting their legacy into our own lives. Support the show.
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36 min
June 27, 2017
Women and Education: “A Future Only God Could See for You” | Eva Witesman
Education is not just preparation for the workforce. It is part of reaching our eternal spiritual potential as men and women. Support the show.
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26 min
June 13, 2017
Language Learning: A Truly Educational Experience | Ray T. Clifford
Learning a language gives you the incredible chance to enrich your mind, spirit, character, and ability to serve. But it takes work. Support the show.
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26 min
June 6, 2017
On Change and Becoming: Thoughts from a Reluctant Grower | Diane Thueson Reich
Change is hard. But if we are willing, rather than reluctant, growers, God will give us experiences to be grateful for and help us become our best selves. Support the show.
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21 min
May 23, 2017
B-Y-You Matter to Him | Keith J. Wilson
On a large campus (or in a daunting world), it can be hard to feel like you matter. But God knows you by name, and that knowledge changes everything. Support the show.
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26 min
May 16, 2017
The Experience of Love and the Limitations of Psychological Explanation | Brent D. Slife
The common Cartesian, egoistic theories in psychology fall short when describing the unselfish, gracious, and unexplainable phenomenon of love. Support the show.
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33 min
May 9, 2017
“Lay Hold upon the Word”: The Power of Wholehearted Living | McKay Christensen
When we truly lay hold upon the word of God, believing it and committing to it, we open ourselves up to the life-changing power He has in store for us. Support the show.
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27 min
April 11, 2017
Testimony and Other “Wicked” Problems | Eric Gillett
"Wicked problems" are tricky problems with no easy answers, Eric Gillet says—much like testimony. Design thinking can help. Support the show.
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27 min
April 4, 2017
Waiting upon the Lord: The Antidote to Uncertainty | Erin Kramer Holmes
Erin Holmes shares an antidote to uncertainty, which we all experience painfully at some point. We need to learn what "waiting upon the Lord" really means. Support the show.
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33 min
March 28, 2017
Real Causes and Real Effects | Keith Vorkink
Our search for "why" sometimes leads to false causes and effects. The Holy Ghost, teaches Vorkink, helps us draw the right, real conclusions - or let it go. Support the show.
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28 min
March 14, 2017
The Rock of Our Redeemer | Weatherford T. Clayton
Jesus Christ is our rock, our sure foundation. If we build on Him, no matter what storms the adversary sends our way, we cannot fail. Support the show.
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27 min
February 28, 2017
Where Do We Go from Here? Chaos or Community | Clayborne Carson
Dr. Clayborne Carson, Stanford University Historian, shares some personal insights from the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. Support the show.
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41 min
February 14, 2017
On Failing and Finishing | Cassy Budd
We don't need to be paralyzed by our mistakes. Failure helps us to learn and pushes us to rely on the help of the Savior. Support the show.
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27 min
February 7, 2017
A Banquet of Consequences: The Cumulative Result of All Choices | Quentin L. Cook
Our choices have consequences. Satan tries to convince othwerwise, but his plan only brings misery. God's plan brings lasting happiness. Support the show.
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26 min
January 31, 2017
The Power of Your Words | Craig L. Manning
"Faith," said the Prophet Joseph Smith, "works by words." Replacing self-doubt with power words can remove fear and increase performance in your life. Support the show.
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20 min
January 17, 2017
The Doctrine of Christ: Our Daily Walk | Douglas D. Holmes
The doctrine of Christ is simple, yet beautiful. Faith, repentance, ordinances, and the Holy Ghost should be part of our daily lives. Support the show.
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30 min
January 10, 2017
The Pursuit of All Truth | Kevin J. Worthen
In a world that has been described as "post-truth," this message declares that truth does exist, it does matter, and we can discern it. Support the show.
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21 min
January 10, 2017
A Safe Place | Peggy S. Worthen
Communication is the key to all successful relationships. Learn to listen and to create a safe place for conversation by being considerate of others. Support the show.
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11 min
December 6, 2016
Lessons from Joseph Smith | Bonnie L. Oscarson
Joseph Smith's life teaches us about our potential, standing up to criticism, and repentance. A testimony of this prophet brings us closer to the Savior. Support the show.
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23 min
November 29, 2016
Listen, Lift, Rescue | Jodi Maxfield
If we are willing to listen, we can become instruments in the Lord's hands to lift and rescue others through an act of kindness or by sharing our talents. Support the show.
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31 min
November 1, 2016
The Book of Mormon: Man-Made or God-Given? | Tad R. Callister
Many critics of the Book of Mormon have tried but failed to give a credible alternative to Joseph Smith's testimony of it. How can we know if it is true? Support the show.
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32 min
October 25, 2016
Stand Up Straight, Smile, and Remember Who You Are | Matthew O. Richardson
What do a failed exam, a cut up degree, historical documents, and a screensaver have in common? A vision of ourselves and of BYU to remember and believe in. Support the show.
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37 min
October 18, 2016
Appreciating the Unique Power and Singular Appeal of LDS Doctrine | Brett G. Scharffs
As presented by an expert in international law and religion, LDS doctrine is characterized by unique and even audacious beliefs. Support the show.
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45 min
October 4, 2016
Orson Hyde, the Holy Land, and Brigham Young University | David M. Whitchurch
The LDS Church's involvement in the Holy Land, including the BYU Jerusalem Center, is motivated by the knowledge that God loves all His children.
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36 min
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