Biblical theology aims to move beyond exegesis and critical analysis of the biblical text to hear from God, learn about God, and obey God. Thus, on the one hand, biblical theology belongs in the church. On the other hand, however, the biblical text lays claim to the ethics of any who confess it as Scripture and presents an approach to ethical leadership that can be considered by nonreligious proponents. Further, biblical theology is a self-consciously evangelistic activity as it is presented to the nonreligious, even for critical consideration. Thus, biblical theology can be used for ethical leadership to teach followers of the biblical text, as a lens into the leadership ethics of followers for the nonreligious, and a means of describing the practice of the Christian narrative for adherents and critics alike.
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