BYU Speeches

BYU Speeches

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Questions and Answers
Nov 14
M. Russell Ballard, 14 November 2017
Are You All the Way In?
Oct 17 • 22 min
Carolyn Billings, 17 October 2017
Putting Off the Natural Man and Becoming Saints
Oct 10 • 27 min
Carl B. Cook, 10 October 2017
Shape Your Life Through Service to Others
Sep 19 • 29 min
Richard J. Maynes, 19 September 2017
Fear Not
Sep 12 • 22 min
Kevin J Worthen, 12 September 2017
Facing the Algebras of Life
Sep 12 • 10 min
Peggy Worthen, 12 September 2017
Be 100 Percent Responsible
Aug 22 • 48 min
Lynn G. Robbins, 22 August 2017
To Me He Doth Not Stink: Advocacy and Love
Aug 8 • 28 min
Gayla M. Sorenson, 8 August 2017
Living a Life of Service and Love: What Goes Around Comes Around
Aug 1 • 26 min
Kirt R. Saville, 1 August 2017
The Call of the Lord
Jul 25 • 29 min
Paul Caldarella, 25 July 2017
Of Dead Cats and Dead People: How Family History Can Save the World
Jul 18 • 36 min
Amy Harris, 18 July 2017
Women and Education: “A Future Only God Could See for You”
Jun 27 • 26 min
Eva Witesman, 27 June 2017
Language Learning: A Truly Educational Experience
Jun 13 • 26 min
Ray T. Clifford, 13 June 2017
On Change and Becoming: Thoughts from a Reluctant Grower
Jun 6 • 21 min
Diane Thueson Reich, 6 June 2017
B-Y-You Matter to Him
May 23 • 26 min
Keith J. Wilson, 23 May 2017
The Experience of Love and the Limitations of Psychological Explanation
May 16 • 36 min
Brent D. Slife, 16 May 2017
“Lay Hold upon the Word”: The Power of Wholehearted Living
May 9 • 27 min
McKay Christensen, 9 May 2017
Testimony and Other “Wicked” Problems
Apr 11 • 27 min
Eric Gillett, 11 April 2017
Waiting upon the Lord: The Antidote to Uncertainty
Apr 4 • 33 min
Erin Kramer Holmes, 4 April 2017
Real Causes and Real Effects
Mar 28 • 28 min
Keith Vorkink, 28 March 2017
The Rock of Our Redeemer
Mar 14 • 27 min
Weatherford T. Clayton, 14 March 2017
Where Do We Go from Here? Chaos or Community
Feb 28 • 41 min
Clayborne Carson, 28 February 2017
On Failing and Finishing—Cassy Budd, Feb 2017
Feb 14 • 27 min
Play Through Your Mistakes Music has always been a very important part of my life. Nearly every major memory of my childhood involves music of some kind: singing with my family on road trips to pass the time; learning barbershop music with my mom and…
A Banquet of Consequences: The Cumulative Result of All Choices—Quentin L. Cook, Feb 2017
Feb 7 • 26 min
Quentin L. Cook, 7 February 2017
The Power of Your Words—Craig L. Manning, Jan 2017
Jan 31 • 20 min
“Faith,” said the Prophet Joseph Smith, “works by words.” Replacing self-doubt with power words can remove fear and increase performance in your life.
The Doctrine of Christ: Our Daily Walk—Douglas D. Holmes, Jan 2017
Jan 17 • 30 min
The doctrine of Christ is simple, yet beautiful. Faith, repentance, ordinances, and the Holy Ghost should be part of our daily lives.
“The Pursuit of All Truth”—Kevin J. Worthen, Jan 2017
Jan 10 • 21 min
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.
A Safe Place—Peggy S. Worthen, Jan 2017
Jan 10 • 11 min
Communication is the key to all successful relationships. Learn to listen and to create a safe place for conversation by being considerate of others.
Lessons from Joseph Smith—Bonnie L. Oscarson, Dec 2016
Dec 6, 2016 • 24 min
Joseph Smith’s life teaches us about reaching our potential, standing up to criticism, and more. A testimony of this prophet brings us closer to the Savior.
Listen, Lift, Rescue—Jodi Maxfield, Nov 2016
Nov 29, 2016 • 31 min
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.
The Book of Mormon: Man-Made or God-Given?
Nov 1, 2016 • 32 min
The Book of Mormon Is the Keystone of Our Religion It is good to be with you today. I love BYU. It is where I attended school, where I met my wonderful wife, and where all six of our children have attended. The title of my talk today is “The Book of…
Brigham Young University: A Visionary House—Matthew O. Richards, Oct 2016
Oct 25, 2016 • 37 min
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.
Audacious Faith: Appreciating the Unique Power and Singular Appeal of LDS Doctrine—Brett G. Scharffs, Oct 2016
Oct 18, 2016 • 45 min
As presented by an expert in international law and religion, LDS doctrine is characterized by unique and even audacious beliefs.
Orson Hyde, the Holy Land, and Brigham Young University—David M. Whitchurch, Oct 2016
Oct 4, 2016 • 36 min
God’s love for all his children is evident in this history of the BYU Jerusalem Center and LDS presence in the Holy Land.
Receiving the Eternal—David C. Dollahite, Sep 2016
Sep 28, 2016 • 30 min
By sharing his spiritual journey and his experience with the Book of Mormon, David Dollahite teaches us all something about searching for the eternal.
Elections, Hope, and Freedom—Dallin H. Oaks, Sep 2016
Sep 13, 2016 • 32 min
Dallin H. Oaks, 13 September 2016
The Light of the Y—Kevin J. Worthen, Sep 2016
Sep 6, 2016 • 19 min
Kevin J Worthen, 6 September 2016
Choose to Be a Leader—Peggy S. Worthen, Sep 2016
Sep 6, 2016 • 11 min
When we encounter adversity, we have the power to choose our response. If we choose peace rather than getting upset, we learn the qualities of a leader.
Religion: Bound by Loving Ties—Jeffrey R. Holland, Aug 2016
Aug 16, 2016 • 36 min
To understand the necessity of defending religious freedom, we must first understand the central role of religion in history, culture, and humanity.
Watchmen on the Tower—David H. Moore, Aug 2016
Aug 2, 2016 • 29 min
The prophets are our watchmen. Following their counsel will bring blessings and save us from the painful repetition of history.
“On Earth”—Wade J. Hollingshaus, Jul 2016
Jul 26, 2016 • 25 min
I invite you to join me in engaging in the conditions of uncertainty that are a divinely designed part of what it means to be on earth.
Become a Seeker: The Way, the Truth, and the Life—Michael A. Goodman, Jul 2016
Jul 12, 2016 • 38 min
To learn truth: Become a seeker—do not fear questions; love and respect all; and learn and share the vital principles and practices for knowing truth.
Navigating Our Way Through Life—Timothy W. McLain, Jun 2016
Jun 29, 2016 • 31 min
Tim McClain shares how feedback from the Holy Ghost, loved ones, and even our own failures can help us navigate our way through life.
Religious Freedom—A Cherished Heritage to Defend—D. Todd Christofferson, Jun 2016
Jun 26, 2016 • 31 min
Religious freedom is crucial for our nation. By being informed, speaking up, and getting involved, we can preserve religious freedom for everyone of faith.
Empty Centers and the Fire of the Lord—Michelle Stott James, Jun 2016
Jun 22, 2016 • 28 min
Many years ago, as a high school ­student, I had the opportunity to become acquainted with several Catholic nuns who lived in a convent in my hometown and worked in the nearby Catholic hospital. As their schedules permitted, I often spent time with them,…
Hope As an Anchor of Our Souls—Alan R. Harker, June 2016
Jun 7, 2016 • 30 min
I would like to share one personal observation: I have been associated with seven different universities over the course of my career. In my experience, there is nothing even remotely similar at any of those other institutions to what we are doing here…
The Fantasy and the Reality of Your Royal Identity—Sarah M. Coyne, May 2016
May 31, 2016 • 31 min
Because of your royal identity, you will one day have more power than the most powerful superhero or princess. You have the potential to become limitless.
Do We Really Believe?—Blake E. Peterson, May 2016
May 24, 2016 • 25 min
Blake E. Peterson urges students to turn to God for answers to their questions and to align their actions with their faith in order to “really believe.”
Anatomy of Invention—Larry L. Howell, May 2016
May 17, 2016 • 34 min
The text for this speech is not available. However, please enjoy watching or listening to it through the links provided.
Being in Tune: Minimizing Interference Beats—Rebecca Shroeder, May 2016
May 10, 2016 • 31 min
March 20 of this year was a beautiful day. It was warm and the sun was shining. Some of the trees had started to bud, and early blooms were visible. I had been anticipating this day with great excitement and a good deal of apprehension from the time I…