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.

New Test. Lesson #11 "He Spake Many Things unto Them in Parables"
February 27, 2015
by BYU Studies Staff
In lesson 11, we discuss how Jesus uses parables to teach. These charts provide useful visuals for teaching and study.

Jesus Uses Parables to Teach about the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth

"Parables," by Susan Howe, Encyclopedia of Mormonism

In Matthew 13 the Lord presents the parable of the sower and explains that His use of parables is to reveal "the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven." Parables are stories that the audience can relate with. The stories can be interpreted to mean different things, depending on the sensitive and spiritual preparation of the hearer. To those who have prepared themselves spiritually Jesus says, "Who hath ears to hear, let him hear." To them . . .
Read More
Book Review
February 26, 2015

This daily feature is an introduction to a full book review by Angela Hallstrom. To read the full text of this review, follow the link below.

Brady Udall's The Lonely Polygamist, published in 2010, arrived . . .

More
Special History of the Church Feature
February 25, 2015

BYU Studies Quarterly readers who are interested in Church history should be aware of the lesser-known but remarkable story of an LDS education pioneer in Texas. Today's feature comes from the Church History Department of the Church.

Olivas Vila . . .

More
Additional Features
On February 28, in the life of Joseph Smith
On this day in 1834

Wesleyville, Pennsylvania. Joseph Smith stayed with kind strangers on his journey to New York to gather volunteers for Zion's Camp.


On this day in 1835

Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith organized the First Quorum of the Seventy.


On this day in 1838

Geauga County, Ohio. Smith for use of Granger v. Smalling and Coltrin: Joseph Smith obtained from the county clerk a writ requiring the sheriff to find the defendant and then to require him to answer the complaint (capias ad respondendum) against John Coltrin and Cyrus Smalling for failure to pay a $500 promissory note for services provided by Julius Granger.


On this day in 1843

Carthage, Illinois. City of Nauvoo v. Hunter: Joseph Smith's complaint and affidavit and Henry G. Sherwood's notification of summons were filed at the Hancock County Circuit Court.


On this day in 1843

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith saw a notice in the Chicago Express about the signs of the Son of Man and wrote to the editor of the Church newspaper Times and Seasons on this topic.


More Details
LDS FAQ Angle Moroni
What is Mormon folklore?

Willie Handcart
On this day in 1856:

View text of the company journal with an entry for every day of the journey here.

Read More