Monday, February 16, 2009

Ranking the States in Religious Belief?

Per a new Gallup poll, Mississippi (my home state) ranks as the most religious state in the USA. Click the link below to see more readable versions of the map and chart.

Unfortunately, that characteristic many times translates into vast numbers of people inoculated against true Christianity. We residents of the Magnolia State sometimes have just enough cultural Christianity to keep us from catching the real thing.

This poll also makes the ministries of Mark Driscoll (Mars Hill Church, Seattle, WA) and Tim Keller (Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Manhattan, New York) stand out for the achievements they are. Building mega-churches in two of the most unchurched parts of the country without compromising on the Gospel has to mean something is being done right.

Hat Tip: World Net Daily: here does your state rank in religious belief?