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.

Special Feature Hugh Nibley
April 21, 2015
by BYU Studies Staff
In LDS general conference, Elder Dallin H. Oaks spoke about trusting in God and warned listeners about the dangers of materialism. He said,

We are overcome by the 'cares … of this life' when we are paralyzed by fear of the future, which hinders our going forward in faith, trusting in God and His promises. Twenty-five years ago my esteemed BYU teacher Hugh W. Nibley spoke of the dangers of surrendering to the cares of the world. He was asked in an interview whether world conditions and our duty to spread the gospel made it desirable to seek some way to 'be accommodating of the world in what we do in the Church.'

His reply: 'That's been the whole story of the Church, . . . Read More
Article of the Week
April 20, 2015

This daily feature is the introduction to a full article by Julie M. Smith which was published in our newest issue, 54:1. To read the full text of this article, follow the link below.

Since each of the four . . .

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New Test. Lesson #18
April 17, 2015

In this lesson, repentance, forgiveness, and gratitude are brought together. The parable of the prodigal son helps us see that we are all sinful and that we all will be called upon to forgive others. The tale of the ten lepers, only one of whom returns to . . .

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Additional Features
On April 21, in the life of Joseph Smith
On this day in 1829

Harmony, Pennsylvania. Joseph Smith continued dictating the translation of the Book of Mormon to Oliver Cowdery.


On this day in 1833

Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith responded to an epistle the brethren in Missouri had sent in February.


On this day in 1834

Kirtland, Ohio. Ohio v. Joseph Smith. The state of Ohio brought an action against Joseph for assaulting Calvin Stoddard, his brother-in-law (married to his sister Sophronia).


On this day in 1834

Norton, Ohio. At a conference of elders at the home of Brother Carpenter, Joseph Smith spoke these famous words: "Take away the Book of Mormon and the revelations, and where is our religion? We have none."


On this day in 1835

Geauga County, Ohio. State of Ohio v. Smith: A warrant was issued against Joseph Smith on the oath of Granden [Grandison] Newel leveling charges of assault and battery of Smith's brother-in-law Calvin W. Stoddard. The warrant was returned the same day as Constable Samuel Brown arrested Joseph Smith, who was held for bail until the next day.


On this day in 1840

Nauvoo, Illinois. Pursuant to Joseph Smith's direction, the postmaster general officially changed the name of Commerce to Nauvoo.


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LDS FAQ Angle Moroni
What do Latter-day Saints believe about healing the sick?

Willie Handcart
On this day in 1856:

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

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