BYU Speeches

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A spiritual boost, right at your fingertips. Speakers from all walks of life are invited to speak at BYU each Tuesday and share their experiences with the student body—and with you. Tune in for spiritual guidance, leadership tips, and more from highly acclaimed speakers striving to uplift and educate.

Episode Date
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.
Apr 09, 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.
Apr 03, 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.
Mar 19, 2019
Enter to Learn; Go Forth to Fight! | Carlos A. Godoy
Elder Godoy teaches us that we need to take advantage of learning opportunities now so we can serve the Lord faithfully after we leave BYU.
Mar 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.
Feb 12, 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.
Feb 05, 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.
Jan 22, 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.
Jan 08, 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.
Jan 08, 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.
Jan 05, 2019
“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.
Dec 11, 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."
Dec 04, 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.
Nov 13, 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.
Nov 06, 2018
Strength and Safety Through Gathering | Stephen W. Owen
Elder Stephen W. Owen speaks on how we can experience strength and safety as we follow the Lord's guidance to gather together often with our fellow saints. https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/stephen-w-owen_strength-and-safety-through-gathering/
Oct 23, 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.
Oct 16, 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.
Oct 02, 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.
Sep 18, 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.
Sep 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.
Sep 11, 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.
Sep 04, 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.
Aug 21, 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."
Aug 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.
Aug 16, 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.
Aug 07, 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.
Jul 31, 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.
Jul 17, 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.
Jul 10, 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.
Jul 03, 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.
Jun 26, 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.
Jun 12, 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.
Jun 05, 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.
May 08, 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.
Apr 26, 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.
Apr 10, 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.
Apr 03, 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.
Mar 20, 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.
Mar 13, 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.
Mar 06, 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.
Feb 27, 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.
Feb 13, 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.
Jan 30, 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.
Jan 23, 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.
Jan 16, 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.
Jan 09, 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.
Jan 09, 2018
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.
Dec 12, 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.
Dec 05, 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.
Nov 14, 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.
Oct 17, 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.
Oct 10, 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.
Sep 19, 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.
Sep 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?
Sep 12, 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.
Aug 22, 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.
Aug 08, 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.
Aug 01, 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.
Jul 25, 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.
Jul 18, 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.
Jun 27, 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.
Jun 13, 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.
Jun 06, 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.
May 23, 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.
May 16, 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.
May 09, 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.
Apr 11, 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.
Apr 04, 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.
Mar 28, 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.
Mar 14, 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.
Feb 28, 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.
Feb 14, 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.
Feb 07, 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.
Jan 31, 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.
Jan 17, 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.
Jan 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.
Jan 10, 2017
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.
Dec 06, 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.
Nov 29, 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?
Nov 01, 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.
Oct 25, 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.
Oct 18, 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.
Oct 04, 2016