Grapho : Concordia Seminary Student Journal

Document Type



church year, christian life, pandemic, grapho, vicarages, seminary

Submission Type

Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


It’s almost certainly a cliché at this point, but it’s been an incredibly long year and a half for all of us. This year’s fourth year class was forced to learn alongside their churches how to do ministry in the midst of a pandemic. This year’s vicars will have done their entire vicarages during a pandemic. Even though we’ve been inperson for classes, things have still been markedly different on campus. Classrooms are socially distanced and have even been conducted online at times. The usual events that characterize the seminary calendar have been mostly gone. Even outside of the pandemic the United States has been rocked with protests and debates about racial injustice. We’ve endured a contentious and disputed election. Sometimes it feels like the world around us has been burning.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Colossians 3:16;

Submission Cost


Submission Audience

Laity; Ministers; Scholars

People in this Resource (separated by commas)

David Lewis, David Schmitt, Ben Haupt, Tim Saleska, Travis Scholl, Jayna Rollings