Daily Feature

Each weekday, we spotlight content from BYU Studies: articles, reviews, web updates, staff picks, etc. These spotlights are called “Daily Features.” To read the full text for the feature, click the “Read More” link from the front page. You can download the article or other item for free during the week that it is featured.

History of the Church Series Sidney Rigdon's Missouri Speeches
July 29, 2015
by F. Mark McKiernan
This daily feature is an introduction to a full article by F. Mark McKiernan. Each Wednesday we focus on an aspect of church history, beginning in New York in the early 19th century and progressing throughout the year to Utah in the 20th century. Find more articles tied to each location and time period in our Church Historic Sites section. To read the full text of this article, follow the link below.

At Far West on June 19, 1838, Rigdon delivered a scathing denunciation of disloyalty among the members of the Church. No text nor synopsis has remained of his discourse, but reports of eyewitnesses indicated that Rigdon, who could inspire an audience to tears, could also lash them into fury. Rigdon . . .
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Special Feature
July 28, 2015

BYU Studies will host the New Testament Commentary conference on 1 Corinthians on Friday, July 31, 2015, from 9 to 4. For the schedule of speakers and parking information, click here. Everyone who attends the conference . . .

Article of the Week
July 27, 2015

This daily feature is the introduction to a full article by Jared W. Ludlow which was published in our newest issue, 54:2. To read the full text of this article, follow the link below.

One of the first projects Joseph Smith undertook after the . . .

Additional Features
On July 29, in the life of Joseph Smith
On this day in 1836

En route to Massachusetts. On his way to Massachusetts, Joseph Smith took the line boat on the Erie Canal to Utica, the railroad car to Schenectady, and a luggage car to Albany, New York.

On this day in 1837

Ashtabula, Ohio. On his journey to Canada, Joseph Smith walked on the beach and bathed in the beautiful, clear water of Lake Erie at Ashtabula before boarding the steamer for Buffalo, New York, in the afternoon.

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LDS FAQ Angle Moroni
How does one come to believe in religion?

Willie Handcart
On this day in 1856:

The Danish Saints took the lead.

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