23 January 2014

The Bible Belt - The South

Here are the top 10 most Bible-minded cities:
  1. Chattanooga, Tenn.
  2. Birmingham, Ala.
  3. Roanoke/Lynchburg, Va.
  4. Springfield, Mo.
  5. Shreveport, La.
  6. Charlotte, N.C.
  7. Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C./Asheville, N.C.
  8. Little Rock, Ark.
  9. Jackson, Miss.
  10. Knoxville, Tenn.
And here are the 10 least Bible-minded cities:
  1. Providence, R.I./New Bedford, Mass.
  2. Albany, N.Y.
  3. Boston
  4. San Francisco
  5. Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  6. Buffalo, N.Y.
  7. Hartford/New Haven, Conn.
  8. Phoenix
  9. Burlington, Vt.
  10. Portland, Maine
Source: The Blaze

Interesting that the community (Providence, RI) founded by my great x 9 grandfathter, Roger Williams, is the least Bible-minded city in the Nation - according to this source anyway. Williams also founded the first Baptist Church in America.

3 comments:

13thBama said...

Chicago? Did they get a pass because they have a "School of Theology"? Should be top of the 2nd list.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Don't know. Moody Bible Institute is there, along with Pacific Garden Missions, both long-standing Christian ministries.

E.J. DAgrosa said...

Pretty sad when San Francisco, the city named after a saint and founded as a Christian mission is among the "least Bible-minded". Also, surprised TX is not on the list.