Friday, April 23, 2010

Another Reason the Gospel Needs to Make Progress in Rexdale

Police to guard Sikh temple at meeting:

I am so glad so many of my friendly Sikh neighbours give no evidence of this kind of behaviour!
"Power struggles are ongoing at a number of Sikh temples in the region, Mr. Deol says, 'even at the cost of your life or limbs.' The situation reached a fever pitch after Mr. Mangat's stabbing two weeks ago, which appears to have set off a chain of events. Mr. Deol calls it 'a territory fight.'

In Rexdale, Major Singh says about five dozen temple members have the right to vote on the proposed expulsion of the 10 directors, who he alleges owe the centre tens of thousands of dollars. In addition to the paid-duty police presence, the centre has arranged for private security and will only allow people with photo ID to attend today's meeting.

Mr. Deol says many temples within the Greater Toronto Area are interconnected, and allies of the group that, until Sunday, controlled the Sri Guru Nanak temple in Brampton also control the Rexdale board.

He warns a 'showdown' may be inevitable after the way events unfolded in Brampton.

'Then we will have trouble there,' he said, noting those jockeying for control are attracted by 'the money and the fame and the political influence... they're greedy.'"

Monday, April 19, 2010

Have YOU registered? Carson and Bullmore this Saturday...

I am looking forward to attending the first ever Gospel Coalition Conference in Canada this Saturday. Guest speakers include Dr. D.A. Carson and Pastor Mike Bullmore. As you know, Mike will be our keynote speaker in June at the Toronto Pastors Conference, so if you want to check out why I think he was such a great choice for us, be sure to join us in Hamilton this weekend.
Registrations for TPC '10 are starting to come in, so if you want to keep a spot, then register today. Space is limited and the early bird special ends on April 30th. Take 60 seconds to register now and save yourself some moola!