A Proper Introduction

Hello, everyone! For those of you who don’t know, my name is Jacob Turner. I’m a junior at Hendrix College, a Religious Studies major and Computer Science minor, and a practicing United Methodist. That last point helps to connect right to the point of what this blog is about: starting Tuesday, I will be interning with the Mountain Sky Area of the United Methodist Church.
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Where Regnat Populus Meets E Pluribus Unum

Regnat Populus: the people rule.
E Pluribus Unum: out of many, one.

This past week, I have had the amazing opportunity to be a part of a group of young adults from the Arkansas Conference who went to Washington, DC to participate in the United Methodist Seminar program sponsored by the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church. The program focused on hunger and poverty in Arkansas and across the United States, and as the Arkansas Conference is currently working on the 200,000 Reasons Initiative, it was a perfect fit for us as we learned about our own state’s statistics on poverty and food insecurity, as well as what programs and ideas have worked in the DC area, and figured out how we can bring that into the initiative.

However, it was more than that. The trip, in and of itself, was an exercise of our collective rights as citizens, an opportunity to imagine new, creative, and innovative solutions to the problems we face in our state, and an adventure into our nation’s expansive and storied capital. And while I know I can’t do the trip justice as far as describing it in detail, I will certainly give it, as they say, “the old college try.”
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Exactly What It Claims To Be: A Review of the Twenty One Pilots “Emøtiønal Røadshøw” Concert

NOTE: This post originally appeared on in March of 2017.

To call “TWENTY ØNE PILØTS” musicians would be very appropriate, but nowhere near accurate.

However, calling it the “Emøtiønal Røadshøw” tour was certainly completely accurate.

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