Elder Oaks is an outstanding speaker. He articulates very well and often defends
doctrine logically and even with explanations that satisfy any secular critics.
This guy announces our beliefs, explains how they function to promote what is
right on every account, and does so with a positive and uplifting attitude. For
all of us who enjoy philosophy, debate, law, etc- he is an outstanding example
of how we can model all of our discourse. Of course, they all are wonderful
examples and speakers and all have messages we all need to heed. Oaks just has a
slight sweet spot for me sometimes. The guy is just awesome!
I am so excited to learn that Elder Oaks will be the commencement speaker! My
son is graduating from BYU on April 19-20, and I can't think of a better
speaker for his commencement. I am certain that Elder Oaks will give some great
counsel to these graduates.