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Andrew Root

Ask Why Worship Is So Boring | Worship

Tags: boredom, constructive, meaning, narrative, prayer, TV, worship

This is a confession of a mind-wandering, TV-holic: I find most of what we do in worship gatherings boring. (See, I said it). I know your response: Well, when was worshipping God supposed to be entertaining? And why in the world would your boredom be the criteria for a good worship service?

Good questions. I heard the story about a man who was really into Jesus, was passionate about Jesus, but confessed that he was bored stiff by worship at his church.


This is an excerpt from an essay in Renew 52: 50+ Ideas to Revitalize Your Congregation from Leaders under 50. Download the e-book for free.

About Andrew Root

Andrew Root, Ph.D. (Princeton Theological Seminary) is the Olson Baalson Associate Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary. He is the author of The Promise of Despair (Abingdon, 2010), The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry (with Kenda Creasy Dean, IVP, 2011), The Children of Divorce: The Loss of Family as the Loss of Being (Baker Academic, 2010), Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry: From a Strategy of Influence to a Theology of Incarnation (IVP, 20