Because of the Messiah in a Manger

Salt Lake
Thu, Dec 17, 2020, 12:00 PM (MST)

About this event

The BYU Management Society Salt Lake Chapter is excited to invite you to this Virtual Christmas Devotional event with Bradley R. Wilcox.

You make a conscious choice for the season to be “merry and bright.” Come listen to how we can stay focused on Christ at Christmas and all year. He is the source of enduring joy.

One December, I saw a clever sign on the marquee of a Christian church: “Christmas is not your birthday!” I got their point, but I still had to disagree because I was born right on December 25th. Despite the drawbacks, my Christmas birthday has always added sparkle to the season and made Christmas joyous. However, for some people, Christmas is not the happiest time of the year. Consider the parents waiting in line so their screaming children can see Santa. Think of the store employees who watch people stampede over each other like animals to get the latest electronic gadgets. What about the frazzled teachers who have to deal with children who have been loaded up on sugar since Halloween? Consider the UPS drivers who deal with furious customers when packages arrive late or the airport workers when flights are canceled. In a more serious vein, Christmas is not always happy for those who are alone, far from family, or who had a loved one die in December. I’m afraid “merry and bright” don’t just automatically come with the season. They have to be a conscious choice. Come listen to how we can stay focused on Christ at Christmas and all year. He is the source of enduring joy.

About Bradley R. Wilcox

Bradley R. Wilcox is a professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University. He is a graduate of BYU and received a Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming. In April 2020, he was sustained as the second counselor for the Young Men's General Presidency. He is the author of several books, including The Continuous Atonement and the BYU devotional address, “His Grace Is Sufficient.”


Please Note

Both the speaker and performers specifically requested the event NOT be recorded or be available on-demand. 

Speaker

  • Brad Wilcox

    Brad Wilcox

    Brigham Young University

    Department of Ancient Scripture


  • Host

  • Lant Webb

    Lant Webb

    BYUMS Salt Lake Chapter

    President

  • Organizers

  • Allison Johnson

    Allison Johnson

    President

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  • Lant Webb

    Lant Webb

    Stoker Ostler Wealth Advisors

    Immediate Past President

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  • BRIGHAM YOUNG

    BRIGHAM YOUNG

    SaltLakeBride.com

    President Elect

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  • Nathan Giullian

    Nathan Giullian

    Executive Secretary

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  • Jason Parker

    Jason Parker

    Larson & Company

    Treasurer

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  • Matt Pickerd

    Matt Pickerd

    Chair of Membership Committee

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  • Emily Webb

    Emily Webb

    Marketing Chair

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  • Julie McKee

    Julie McKee

    Connor Group

    YP Co-Chair

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  • Summer Shepherd

    Summer Shepherd

    Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

    YP Co-Chair

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  • Victoria Garrow

    Victoria Garrow

    Philanthropy Chair

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  • Dave Austin

    Dave Austin

    Chair of Professional Development Committee

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  • Kristina Southam

    Kristina Southam

    Stella H. Oaks Foundation

    Moral & Ethical Leadership Committee Chair

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  • Ashley farr

    Ashley farr

    Distinguished Utahn Committee Co-Chair

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  • Michael Poulter

    Michael Poulter

    Distinguished Utahn Committee Co-chair

  • Steven Roberts

    Steven Roberts

    Scholarship Committee Chair

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  • Gary Snyder

    Gary Snyder

    Recruiting Coordinator

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