Bradley Wilcox, BYU Religion Professor, Because of the Messiah in a Manger

Dec 10, 2020, 7:00 – 8:00 PM

For some people Christmas is not the happiest time of the year. 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 this event

About this event

The BYU Management Society Phoenix, Denver, and San Diego Chapters are excited to co-host and invite you to this Virtual Christmas Devotional event with Bradley R. Wilcox!

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 PhD 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.”

Speaker

  • Brad Wilcox

    Brigham Young University

    Department of Ancient Scripture

Organizers

  • Ashton Buswell

    LGCY Power

    San Diego Chapter President

  • Kim McNealy

    Mosaic

    Former Chapter President

  • Troy Romero

    Romero Park P.S.

    Advisory Board Member

  • Scott Bramwell

    Eiger Wealth Management, LLC

    Advisory Board Member

  • Ian Johnston

    Johnston Accountancy

    Chapter Event Logistics Lead

  • Brian Matter

    Creative Capital Management Investments LLC

    Chapter Membership Lead

  • Mark Morris

    LEVITZACKS

    J Reuben Clark Law Society Liaison

  • Tanya Scott

    Hutchinson and Bloodgood LLP

    Chapter Treasurer

  • Aaron Buhler

    Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

    Chapter Secretary

  • Kurt Wickham

    West Nonpublic Holdings

    Advisory Board Member

  • Tyler Jensen

    GenMark Diagnostics

    Chapter Board Member

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