Douglas Todd, The Vancouver Sun

Douglas Todd

The Vancouver Sun

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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  • The Windsor Star
  • Edmonton Journal
  • 24 hours Vancouver
  • Regina Leader Post
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Recent articles by Douglas:

Vancouver-area bishop approves same-sex marriages, despite national vote

Gay couple in the Metro Vancouver region of the Anglican Church will be able to get married starting Thursday after Bishop Melissa Skelton approved same-sex marriages in diocese. → Read More

Evangelicals opening to “process” theology, says upcoming speaker

"Evangelicals who view science as a friend rather than foe are drawn to process theology. These evangelicals embrace big-bang cosmology, evolution, neuroscience, the social sciences and more," says Thomas Jay Oord. → Read More

Douglas Todd: Metro renters pummelled by demovictions and gentrification

“The problem in Metro Vancouver is that affordable rental is being replaced by expensive condos. It’s the history of gentrification,” says UBC geographer David Ley, author of Millionaire Migrants. → Read More

Metro Vancouver Anglicans to direct millions to Indigenous efforts

In light of sharply declining membership, several Anglican properties were sold in 2018. → Read More

Ex-Vancouver Sun business reporter pens novel about boy who walks on water

It’s a novel about a skinny Canadian kid raised by a single mom in a small BC town who may – or may not – be the Son of God, says author Alan Daniels. Kirk’s problem is he can walk on water. → Read More

Houses of the Holy: In Vancouver, a union of church and real estate

Religious groups are unlocking value from both the earth beneath their feet and the sky above their heads. → Read More

Canadian specialists not entirely shocked by U.S. admissions scandal

Many of the well-heeled parents are charged with bribing SAT exam supervisors, including to change their children's score results. They are also alleged to have falsely claimed their children were disabled, in part to get special treatment writing exams. → Read More

Douglas Todd: China scholars feeling the chill of intimidation

“It’s important to have some compassion for scholars who are feeling intimidated,” says UBC China expert Pitman Potter. → Read More

Douglas Todd: Jagmeet Singh's byelection battle in super-diverse Burnaby

The riding of South Burnaby is almost 40 per cent ethnic Chinese, 30 per cent white, eight per cent South Asian (a category that includes most Sikhs), six per cent Filipino and three per cent Korean. → Read More

Haunting photo-poems from B.C.'s fierce forest fires

A B.C. poet and her husband have captured the terrifying power of our summer forest fires in words and photos. → Read More

Eugene Peterson obituary – from Canada, with love

The prolific author and Bible translator Eugene Peterson, whose memorial service is to be livestreamed Saturday, Nov. 3 (today), was a populist in the best sense. He was a spiritual searcher who connected with millions of ordinary people. → Read More

Douglas Todd: Investigation launched into possible breach of B.C. prof's academic freedom

The association representing Canadian university faculty today launched an investigation to determine whether Thompson Rivers University economist Derek Pyne has had his academic freedom violated. → Read More

Bogus Vancouver academic conference erupts with outrage and police

The dust-up at the academic conference in Vancouver links to the research of suspended Thompson Rivers University economist Derek Pyne, who exposed the way members of his own economics and business department have been publishing in deceptive journals, of which there are now thousands. → Read More

Douglas Todd: The ups and downs of highrise living

People skeptical of the rapid expansion of residential highrises, especially in Metro Vancouver and Toronto, maintain they tend to breed loneliness. → Read More

Priest navigates moral pros and cons of word "inappropriate"

After the appearance of my recent column, Why say ‘inappropriate’ when we mean ‘wrong?,’ one of the more intriguing responses came from a Canadian Anglican priest now serving a parish in Portland. Rev. → Read More

Douglas Todd: Popular Canadian student visas leading to exploitation

Tens of thousands of young Indian nationals — some of whom are using student visas primarily to work rather than study in Canada — are being exploited in both countries for their money and cheap labour. → Read More

Vancouver's 'mini-mega' church pastor probes the blessing and curse of his ambition

Pastor Ken Shigematsu’s book describes how his own ambition drives him to work hard and succeed. But it also carries a shadow side, as the wreckage wrought by many charismatic leaders shows. → Read More

United Church of Canada elects moderator from Vancouver

The liberal United Church has been the largest Protestant denomination in Canada. → Read More

Douglas Todd: Canadians' World Cup loyalties all over map, poll reveals

The different loyalties of multicultural Canadians are on display in an Angus Reid Institute poll that shows England, Brazil and France are the remaining World Cup 2018 teams with the most Canadian fans. → Read More

Douglas Todd: B.C. Liberal housing critic sees no conflict over developers’ cash

The B.C. Liberal’s housing critic, Sam Sullivan, sees no conflict of interest in accepting large political donations from major players in the real estate business. → Read More