Let us go back to the main reasons people cite for leaving church. They say that what goes on at church is boring and irrelevant. I have trouble understanding that. When we open the bible and read the record of people who had encounters with the living God, we see the whole gamut of human emotions being expressed. Some people weep, some people cry out in fear and terror, and some quake and tremble. Abram fell on his face (Gen.17:3), the Israelites “trembled and stood afar off” (Ex. 20:18b), and Isaiah cried out “Woe is me, for I am undone” (Isa. 6:5a). There is a variety of responses to the presence of God, but we never read in the Bible of an occasion when God appears to the people and they are bored.