Sunday, August 16, 2009
U.S. Viewed Geographically According to Denomination
Ever wonder what the U.S. looks like county-by-county according to denominational representation? If so, go here to see a larger version of the map to the right. One better appreciates the influence of the ELCA as a 'Lutheran presence' in the country after seeing this map. In a small way it helps in explaining why we cannot avoid dealing with ELCA matters and relationships on a fellowship level even in isolated rural areas like mine. The ELCA predominates in the northern fringe of the country. This also explains when journalists refer to 'Lutherans' they are often thinking about the ELCA. They outnumber the LCMS two-to-one.
Include here, as well, is an additional map of the geographical representation of just the ELCA in the U.S. If you wish to view a larger version of this go here.