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By Study and By Faith

Showcasing BYU devotionals that blend reason and science with faith, university disciplines with discipleship, and the scholarly with the sacred. 

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Showcasing BYU devotionals that blend reason and science with faith, university disciplines with discipleship, and the scholarly with the sacred. 

At Their Most Enlightened and Alert | Jeffery R. Holland | September 1988

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George Washington, one of the "wise men" the Lord raised up to lead the US, is commemorated. Our leaders reflect our own enlightened state. Click or tap here to view the speech page on our website.

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Feb 02 2023

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Anatomy of Invention | Larry L. Howell | May 2016

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In the profession of engineering as well as in life, collaboration is an essential piece in the "anatomy of invention." Click or tap here to view the speech page on our website.

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Jan 26 2023

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Honest, Simple, Solid, True | C. Terry Warner | January 1996

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Being self-centered and self-absorbed is the absolute antithesis of being honest, simple, solid, and true. Click or tap here to view the speech page on our website.

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Jan 19 2023

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We Explore So That We May Discover | Jani Radebaugh | July 2015

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When we prioritize exploration, we can be inspired. When this happens, new and valuable discoveries can occur. Click or tap here to view the speech page on our website.

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Jan 12 2023

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Power and Protection Provided by Worthy Music | Russell M. Nelson | May 2008

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Beautiful, reverent music can uplift and enlighten our homes and church meetings, while inappropriate, degrading music can hinder the Spirit. Click or tap here to see the speech on our website.

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Jan 05 2023

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Out of Obscurity: The Emergence of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in “That Vast Empire of Russia” | Gary Browning | November 1993

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The emergence of the Church out of obscurity in Russia is shared, along with stories of faithful pioneers who made that possible. Click or tap here to read the speech on our website.

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Dec 29 2022

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Faith to Forgive Grievous Harms: Accepting the Atonement as Restitution | James R. Rasband | October 2012

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The faith to forgive, like faith to repent, shows our trust in the Atonement, which provides restitution and heals us from wrongs. Click or tap here to read the speech on our website.

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Dec 22 2022

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Come Joyfully and Partake of the Gospel Feast | Lora Beth Larson Brown | March 2004

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Just as we must nourish our bodies daily with healthful foods, we must also nourish our spirits with the feast that the gospel offers. Click or tap here to view the full speech. 

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Dec 15 2022

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Keeping Your Fingers on the PULSE of Service | Sondra Heaston | June 2015

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Five ways to keep your spiritual heart healthy by being service-oriented. Click here to view the speech. 

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Dec 08 2022

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The Gift of Uncertainty | Amy Tanner | July 2019

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Can we come to see uncertainty as a positive thing? Amy Tanner explains how the gift of uncertainty can increase our hope in God’s miracles. Click here to view the speech. 

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Dec 01 2022

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Testimony and Other "Wicked" Problems | Eric Gillett | April 2017

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"Wicked problems" are tricky problems with no easy answers, Eric Gillet says—much like testimony. Design thinking can help. Click here to view the speech.

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Nov 24 2022

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Consistancy Amid Change | David B. Haight | January 1980

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Don't abandon sound economic principles: stay out of unnecessary debt, use a budget, and set yourselves up for financial peace of mind. Click here to view the speech. 

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Nov 17 2022

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Building Your Future | Earl M. Woolley | October 2000

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Earl M. Woolley advocates building your future by learning from experiences, seeking information, and developing positive character traits. Click here to view the speech. 

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Nov 10 2022

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Agency, Accountability, and the Atonement of Jesus Christ: Application to Sexual Assualt | Benjamin M. Ogles | January 2018

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The doctrines of agency, accountability, and the Atonement of Jesus Christ lay the foundation for understanding the devastating issue of sexual assault. Click here to view the speech. 

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Nov 03 2022

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Truth, Lies, and the Power of the Word | Melvin J. Luthy | November 1999

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Language has power within politics, economics, emotions, and bringing or driving away the Spirit, so we must use them carefully. Click here to view the speech. 

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Oct 27 2022

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Jerusalem's Formula for Peace | Hugh Nibley | October 1963

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Hugh Nibley speaks about the history and theology surrounding the highly coveted city of Jerusalem and the hope for peace there one day. Click here to view the speech.

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Oct 20 2022

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Empathy and the Pure Love of Christ | Elaine Walton | July 2002

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Christ taught the pure doctrine to "love thy neighbour as thyself." Elaine Walton says that we do this by enhancing our ability to empathize with others. Click here to view the speech. 

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Oct 13 2022

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From Small Beginnings | J.W. Marriott Jr. | August 2012

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J.W. Marriott teaches the secrets to his company's success. From their small beginnings to global success, humility and hard work have motivated them. Click here to view the speech. 

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Oct 06 2022

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The Hard Work of Understanding the Constitution | Thomas B. Griffith | September 2012

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Though the task of understanding the Constitution can be complex, it is the responsibility of each citizen to read and analyze this document closely. Click here to view the speech. 

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Sep 29 2022

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Witnesses in Stars and Stones | John D. Lamb | January 2002

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If we take the time to stop and look at the majesty of God's creations, we find witnesses of Him in stars as well as tiny grains of sand. Click here to view the speech. 

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Sep 22 2022

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