The Morning Show with Paul Clayton on KFUO AM 850 in St. Louis, MO, interviewed Dr. Bob Pearle this morning. Dr. Pearle is the pastor of Birchman Baptist Church in Fort Worth, TX, and the president of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. He recently released his new book, The Vanishing Church: Searching for significance in the 21st Century. You can listen to his interview, which delves into some of these topics:
**New study says only 3% of teens see clergy as role models.
**Biblical New Testament church is virtually vanishing, and consequently having a smaller and smaller impact on the culture. Basically the church is being absorbed by the culture.
**Four deceptions to which the church is falling prey.
**The seeker-sensitive church and its connection to the vanishing biblical New Testament church
**News story on clergy in same-sex relationships in Presbyterian church