Episode 2: On Contemplation, the Beatitudes, and the Sermon on the Mount

Latter-day Contemplation
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Episode 2: On Contemplation, the Beatitudes, and the Sermon on the Mount
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Shiloh and Riley talk about the Sermon on the Mount from a variety of perspectives. When we take a primary or solely rationalist approach to scripture, we often unintentionally end up “rationalizing away” the most difficult parts of the Sermon on the Mount that don’t seem possible to follow. By taking a more contemplative approach to scripture, is there a way of allowing the scriptures to open up to us in a new way in giving us access to being with God? Riley and Shiloh express some initial thoughts on Lectio Divina and how that has changed their own relationship to the Lord through the scriptures and especially the Sermon on the Mount. We hope you enjoy!

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Shiloh lives in Bakersfield, CA, with his wife and four children. He spent his formative years growing up in Memphis, TN, and graduated from Brigham Young University with dual degrees in philosophy and geography. Shiloh is currently a graduate student at Claremont Graduate University pursuing a PhD in religion (focusing on Mormon Studies). He is the founder of Latter-day Peace Studies and co-produces LDPS Come, Follow Me's weekly podcast.