The “seeker-sensitive” critics got it half right. Hybels was right to make sure that non-Christians could understand his messages. He also made sure that Christians could understand his messages. “Seeker-sensitive” originally sought to answer the questions that normal people ask and use the words that normal people use, instead of only preaching with lofty words to those already convinced.
“Seeker-sensitive” was also a kind of warning. It allowed a small amount of “Church without Jesus”. Non-Christians could go and feel welcome, given the premise that they were seeking. But, what the Church needs and always needed was “Jesus without Churchianity”.