Logo Luke Johnson Youth minister @staidanchurch, webmaker @codigoworks, founder @getliturgized,
papa, godfather, Canadian, Homo Eucharisticus
March 24, 2016

Ubi convenio Christi

What kind of space do you give in your life for reflection? Our culture is incredibly noisy — not just because of the devices we carry, or the volume of ads that follow us wherever we go, but because of the pressure to succeed, to do&nbs...

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December 30, 2015

Make 2016 the Year of the Cloud and never lose a file again

Hello, student. I’m writing to you because I love you, and because I want you to break free from the tyranny of failing computers and lost files. It happens. You’ve laboured all semester. Exam time is approaching. And then, in an all-too-predi...

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April 8, 2015

Farewell Email to Briercrest

Following institutional custom, here's my farewell email to Briercrest:


Hi friends,

Since this coming Friday is my final day on staff, I wanted to say my thanks.

Briercrest has been for me an important place to...

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March 5, 2015

Life Update: Time to Ante Up!

After an era of 8 years, my time as a Briercrest employee is coming to a close. My official layoff date is April 10, 2015. Over these 8 years I've held 10 different contracts with Briercr...

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July 21, 2014

The Purest Sound

The Purest Sound

I love hearing my one year old son laugh. He's not an easy audience -- it takes some 'work' to convince him I'm funny. But when his big cousin Jerico is around, Rowan is ready to laugh at the drop of a hat.

I love the s...

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June 11, 2014

The Quiet After

Tonight ended the last regular night of the youth ministry season. The commotion of the night is so familiar — just before 6:00, I hear the rapid thunder of feet down the stairs to the youth room. There are happy explosions of "LJ! Guess wha...

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May 19, 2014

The Man with the Yellow Hat

The Man with the Yellow Hat

Over the past several months, I've watched a lot of Curious George with my 1 year old. I loved Curious George as a kid. I had all the books, and even had a stuffed monkey that I'd cart with me everywhere. It's been fun getting reacq...

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March 1, 2014

"This group is like a crazy family!"

I am a liturgically-rehabilitated Evangelical nomad who has found a permanent home in the Anglican Church. I grew up as a church kid, involved in scores of ministries, and a youth group faithful. When I was in college, I volunteered for almost 4 y...

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March 1, 2014

Lenten Space Capsules and Prayer

Lenten Space Capsules and Prayer

I recently watched the movie "Gravity." It's a little out there, but really brilliant and breathtaking. At the lowest point in the lone survivor's despair, when she is sure she is going to die, Ryan Stone laments that no one will pray fo...

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March 1, 2014

Worthy Investments

Tonight began “Marriage and Human Sexuality in Theological Perspective”. Good group of students and a very sincere, inviting professor. Readings from the early Church Fathers to John Paul II. Definitely worth the sweat and toil to comp...

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September 8, 2013

Here we go again

The semester begins once again in two days. And the day after that begins youth ministry for the year. Not sure I’m ready for either, but both will come regardless.

Gracious Lord, keep me steady, keep me humble, keep me mindful of re...

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