A new Barna poll is out regarding “Bible Minded Cities.” My own metropolitan area (the Twin Cities) ranks 81. That’s not very high, if you’re keeping score.
In Lutheran land, where people don’t actually carry Bibles because they’re in the pews at church, is this really “surprising?”
What is the great mystery, of course, is HOW do they reach these rankings? What are the criteria? What does “Bible minded” really mean?
Plus, the great joke is you may actually be reading your Bible, but that doesn’t necessarily translate into living your Bible.
At any rate, congratulations to Knoxville, TN for whatever it is they do better than the rest of the country!