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.

Article of the Week Beehive and Portico
March 2, 2015
by John S. Tanner
This daily feature is the introduction to a full article by John S. Tanner which was published in our newest issue, 54:1. To read the full text of this article, follow the link below.

As a freshman, I lived in the shadow of the Maeser Building in a house on the brow of "Temple Hill." Often I studied on its porch and on its grounds. Later, as a faculty member, I taught Honors Western Civilization courses in the Maeser, discussing the very values and traditions that BYU's little Greek temple was meant to invoke.

The Maeser Building, however, includes one feature utterly unlike anything one can find in the neoclassical architecture of places such as UC Berkeley. Above the Doric columns . . .
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New Test. Lesson #11
February 27, 2015

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," . . .

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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 amid a wave of pop-culture interest in . . .

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Additional Features
On March 2, in the life of Joseph Smith
On this day in 1829

Harmony, Pennsylvania. At the urging of Martin Harris, who sought assurance that Joseph Smith had the gold plates, Joseph received the revelation found in Doctrine and Covenants 5. Three witnesses to the Book of Mormon are promised.


On this day in 1834

Westfield, New York. While traveling with Parley P. Pratt to enlist men to help the Saints return to their land in Jackson County, Missouri, Joseph Smith preached in the evening to a small congregation that "seemed strong in the faith."


On this day in 1837

Kirtland, Ohio. Bank of Geauga v. Smith, Whitney, and Rigdon. Defendants owed the bank $4,000 and promised to pay the money on request.


On this day in 1841

Nauvoo, Illinois. George Miller reported to Joseph Smith that John C. Bennett had a history of adultery. Joseph Smith took no action at this time.


On this day in 1843

Nauvoo, Illinois. Charles A. Dana v. William B. Brink. Brink had been charged with malpractice while delivering the Danas' baby. Joseph Smith spent most of these two days examining "many witnesses," hearing "many lawyers' pleas," and reading "much law." This lawsuit "excited much feeling among the people."


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LDS FAQ Angle Moroni
What and when was the First Vision?

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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