Gareth (Gareth Skarka)


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Turning the tide: As traditional churches see interest wane, upstarts draw in young people

mothergoat -- Churches are comprised of people, and people need accountability. Without it -- well, I point you to Jim Jones, the Branch Davidians, etc.

This country is littered with the bodies of people who placed their faith in fly-by-night "salvation" con artists.

March 18, 2013 at 4:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Turning the tide: As traditional churches see interest wane, upstarts draw in young people

Depressing that LJW gives this much coverage to these unsupervised, unregulated, non-denomenational cults.

At least with traditional churches there's a national or world-wide hierarchy, training in ministry, and some degree of accountability.

When these "upstarts" start passing out the Kool-aid, I won't be a bit surprised.

March 18, 2013 at 4:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Neighbors to urge county to put sound limits on sand operation

Welcome to Brownback's Kansas, folks. Companies will be allowed to do whatever the heck they want. Your quality of life doesn't even register as a rounding error on their yearly spreadsheet.

Perhaps you should think about that the next time you vote?

March 12, 2013 at 6:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU student pleads to three battery charges, sentenced to probation

No priors = prosecutors saw this for what it was: student fight, where something got broken in the scuffle.

December 10, 2012 at 6:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Governor's task force on school efficiency criticized for not hearing teachers

Has Governor Opus Dei ever done anything positive?

December 10, 2012 at 6:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Dole tries, fails to persuade Republicans, including Sens. Roberts and Moran, to vote for treaty for disabled

The treaty would've made *already-existing* US Law (the AMericans with Disabilities Act) into a world-wide standard. It wouldn't have changed US law at all, but would've applied that US to all treaty signatories.

Like most Republicans, you should perhaps make more of an effort to educate yourself on an issue before you sound off on it.

December 4, 2012 at 10:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawmaker to take another shot at concealed carry

I can tell you that yes, absolutely the per-capita crime rate was greater, pretty much by definition. You might want to look up what "per capita" means.

December 2, 2012 at 1:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Police: Chiefs' linebacker Jovan Belcher accused in murder-suicide

Typical of Journal-World "We Hire KU J-School Interns" quality, however.

December 2, 2012 at 1:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Knology set to drop WGN, RFD TV and other networks from cable lineup; Baker files plans for $1.2 million wetland education center; study finds Lawrence has among the lowest development fees in the region

What a shock -- Knology dropping MORE channels, and yet not adding the channels that ALL of the other WOW-owned cable providers offer.

November 29, 2012 at 11:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )