Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Historical Theology

First Advisor

Philip Schroeder

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

Genesis 8:20; Genesis 12:7; Isaiah 55:11; Romans 10:17; 1 Corinthians 12:3; Ephesians 2:8; Numbers 26:26; Genesis 8:21; Ecclesiastes 7:20; Romans 7:19; Romans 6:23; 1 John 3:5; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:13; Isaiah 53:6; Acts 24:24; Luke 15:11-32; Hebrews 2:3; Exodus 32:26;


A hundred years ago our pioneer missionaries in Michigan used the speediest means at their disposal to spread the Gospel--the pony and the buckboard. Later our missionaries were among the first passengers pulled by the “iron horse” as it gradually blazed a trail westward over the Rockies and to the West Coast. During and for a few years after World War II, our Church preached that same Gospel in the same way, using the modem means of a trailer. The special purpose of open air evangelism by means of trailer missions was to bring the story of the love of Christ to communities where there were no Lutheran churches.

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