Each year, BYU Religious Education and the Religious Studies Center sponsor the annual BYU Easter Conference. A General Authority emeritus or former Church leader is invited to give the keynote address. Accompanying the keynote speaker are other teachers, educators, scholars, authors, speakers, historians, or experts on Christ. All speakers talk about the Savior, his life, his mission, his Atonement, and his influence in our lives today. Watching the BYU Easter Conference is an ideal way to prepare to celebrate the Easter season.
The 2022 keynote speaker is Virginia Pearce Cowley, author and former member of the Young Women General Presidency. Additional speakers are John Hilton III, associate professor of ancient scripture at BYU, and Jan Martin, assistant professor of ancient scripture at BYU.
In this talk, John Hilton III references an Ensign College Devotional called “The Symbol of the Cross: A Bridge, Not A Barrier.” You can access this talk at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heisx….
The Religious Studies Center and BYU Studies have published several articles by Professor Hilton related to Christ’s Crucifixion. These are freely available athttps://johnhiltoniii.com/crucifixion/.
Jan Martin: 00:07:00
John Hilton III: 00:38:02
Virginia Pearce Cowley: 01:12:45