The following question will give direction to this paper. How far into the study of secular leadership can the church go to determine biblical church leadership (the John Maxwell leadership question)? How far into marketing can the church go to determine methods of communicating the church message (the George Barna marketing question)? How far can the church go in stretching its Sunday gathering to accommodate unsaved clientele (the Bill Hybels seeker question)? How far can the church go in heeding intuitive authority apart from biblical revelation (the C. Peter Wagner New Apostolic question)? How far can the church go in expressing emotions as a form of worship and ministry (the Pensacola Revival question)? How far can the church go to accommodate non-biblical life styles into leadership (the ordination of homosexuals question)? How far can the church go in its preaching to include syncretistic understandings of Jesus and the gospel (the New Age Jesus question)? How far can the church go to include non-literal questions about the Bible and non-historical interpretations of biblical record (the liberal-conservative question)?
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