Brad Wilcox

April 21, 2021 12:02 PM MDT
The following excerpt originally ran on LDS Living in April 2017. Changed through His Grace is now available as a Pocket Gospel Classic.
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January 08, 2021 06:38 PM MST
When Brother Bradley R. Wilcox was a presenter at a large youth event in Portland, Oregon, he received a question from a teen that he will never forget:
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September 30, 2020 06:50 PM MDT
Like many things in 2020, BYU Education Week is moving to a virtual format this year.
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September 23, 2020 05:11 PM MDT
Temporary front doors, exposed foundations, and removed stonework may change the appearance of the Salt Lake Temple, but the lessons we can learn from it are as powerful as ever.
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By  Emily Abel
July 07, 2020 12:54 PM MDT
After enjoying thoughts from Brother Brad Wilcox and Sister Michelle Craig on freedom, I almost stopped the digital fireside they were guests on before the Q&A session, but I’m so glad I didn’t. I would have missed an off-the-cuff discussion that taught me things about the feelings of two Church leaders that I never would have known otherwise.
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May 08, 2020 03:57 PM MDT
The name “Bradley R. Wilcox” may have sounded familiar to many Latter-day Saints when he was announced as a member of the new Young Men general presidency in general conference, and rightly so. Brother Wilcox is widely known for his work at BYU and as a speaker and an author. President Steven J. Lund and Brother Ahmad S. Corbitt, however, are newer names to most Latter-day Saints. A brief question and answer session helps introduce the new presidency by showing their excitement over their new calling.
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March 03, 2020 09:00 PM MST
On this week's episode of This Is the Gospel, as a missionary in Chile, Brad Wilcox struggles to find the answers to his gospel questions—including the existence of God—until a tender meeting with his mission president leads him to the light and hope he is looking for.
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December 23, 2019 11:05 AM MST
My wife’s ancestors Parshall and Hannah Terry lived in Palmyra, New York, and knew the Prophet Joseph Smith. Their son Jacob was the exact same age as Joseph and was his schoolmate and friend. In 1817, three years before the First Vision, the Terry family moved from New York to Canada and lost contact with the Smiths until 1837, when missionaries taught them. The family was amazed to learn about all that had transpired with the Smith family. The Terrys were baptized the following year and moved to Missouri, anxious to reconnect with their friends the Smiths. Instead, they got there just in time to be expelled from the state because of the extermination order.
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By  LDS Living
October 26, 2019 03:06 PM MDT
"Do you long to find out who you are and your place in God's plan as a covenant disciple of Jesus Christ?" Brad Wilcox says in a recent LDS Living 5-Minute Fireside. "Let's talk about that."
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Fun
August 16, 2019 10:00 PM MDT
John Bytheway
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July 16, 2019 09:01 AM MDT
The Lord made a covenant with Adam, the head of the first dispensation, and renewed that covenant in successive dispensations with Enoch and Noah. Next came Abraham, who sought after the knowledge, blessings, and promises “belonging to the fathers” (Abraham 1:2). The Lord renewed the same covenant with him and told him that through his seed all the nations of the earth would be blessed (see Genesis 18:18; Abraham 2:9). The same covenant was made with Abraham’s son Isaac (see Genesis 26:1–4, 24) and with Isaac’s son Jacob (see Genesis 28:14; 35:9–13), who was given a new name: Israel (see Genesis 35:9–13). Thus, Israel is not just a country but the name of a man and his posterity. The house of Israel is the great big family of Jacob.
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By  LDS Living
December 20, 2018 10:34 PM MST
We don’t always count grace among the most common of Christmas gifts, but it may be one of the greatest gifts we have been given. Grace is often misunderstood and perhaps underutilized by Latter-day Saints. We are used to hearing our Christian friends and neighbors frequently speak of grace, but we may not understand what it means to us as Latter-day Saints.
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December 18, 2018 03:00 PM MST
"My mom said having me on Christmas definitely changed her view of the whole thing. She went into labor on Dec. 24 and delivered me on the 25th. She knew Mary had painful contractions. She knew that whatever Mary had worn was certainly not clean and beautiful. It surely was stained. Mom said I was in a sterile hospital delivery room; Mary was probably in a cave that served as a stable for animals. It surely smelled. I was blessed to have experienced doctors and nurses. Mary had Joseph.
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By  LDS Living
December 12, 2018 03:08 PM MST
You may have admired the brilliant reds and snowy whites of poinsettias in stores this time of year, but did you know the beautiful legend behind this popular Christmas decoration?
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December 08, 2018 01:47 PM MST
Christ cares for us individually. The inverted five-point stars found on the Nauvoo Temple are symbols of Christ, the “bright and morning star” (Revelation 22:16), reaching down to earth and inviting us to reach up to Him. . . .
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November 28, 2018 10:49 PM MST
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. When I was younger, my parents were afraid my birthday would get overlooked in the holiday rush, so they made a big banner that hung in our home: “Happy Birthday to Jesus and Brad!” They also started a tradition of putting up two trees—one for Jesus and one for me. The idea was that my brothers would put a present for me under each tree—a plan that worked well until my older brother bought me a pair of mittens. He placed one mitten under the Christmas tree and the other under the birthday tree, and everything went downhill from there. These days, most of my gifts come with a “Merry Birthday” card to cover both occasions. Here’s one I received from my cousin:
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July 09, 2018 12:00 PM MDT
When I was a young father struggling to balance the demands of school with work, callings, and raising my family, I sometimes found myself feeling overwhelmed. One day I read in the scriptures about the foreknowledge of God—He knows the end from the beginning (Abraham 2:8; Helaman 8:8)—and the thought bothered me a great deal. I kept thinking if all things are present before His eyes (Acts 17:26; Doctrine and Covenants 38:2), then that meant God knew right then how my life would turn out. He knew whether or not I would enter the celestial kingdom, and sadly, I didn’t think I would.
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June 29, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
Hank Smith
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By  LDS Living
March 09, 2018 04:00 PM MST
Known for her philanthropy and unparalleled success, LDS billionaire and businesswoman Gail Miller recently received the Rosa Parks Award in Utah, became the third woman to win the Utah Leadership Award, and published her autobiography, Courage to Be You.
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October 04, 2016 12:01 PM MDT
Looking for something inspiring to listen to during your commute? In this fascinating podcast by LDS Perspectives, beloved Mormon author and speaker Brad Wilcox explains what Latter-day Saints believe about grace, as well as what we often misunderstand about this complex concept.
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April 01, 2016 06:03 PM MDT
We don't know about you, but we are really looking forward to general conference this weekend and gathering together to hear counsel and teachings from our leaders.
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December 31, 2015 07:09 PM MST
In a video posted by Life After Mission, Brad Wilcox shared his best advice for those trying to adjust to life post mission. He tells returned missionaries, no matter how long they've been back, to keep using Christ's atonement in every aspect of their lives.
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September 14, 2015 12:00 PM MDT
MR says: What does the temple mean to you? How can you see this beautiful house of God in a new way?
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May 02, 2014 12:52 PM MDT
Brother Wilcox and Sister White began by defining grace. Brother Wilcox told of a young girl that thought she must be perfect for Christ, but later understood that she is perfected in Christ. Members of the church often misunderstand the concept of grace.
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