Episode 48 – Loving Kindness

Latter-day Contemplation
Latter-day Contemplation
Episode 48 - Loving Kindness

What if you knew you were loved unconditionally? In this episode, Riley and guest host Shiloh Logan explore loving kindness. They discuss how it interfaces with Latter-day Saint theological constructs like Zion and degrees of glory, as well as the longstanding Christian call to disciples to nonviolence and detachment from outcomes. The calculus of transactional ROI in religious observance has become a distraction leading to burnout when expected outcomes don’t materialize. Conversely, the “mighty change of heart” resulting from transformational experiences with God helps us escape the perfection trap of the checklist Gospel. Contemplative, communion-centered activities such as loving-kindness meditation can create peaceful expansive experiences of loving-kindness toward ourselves others.

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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.