Dean writes that Phillips’ confession “didn’t include at least two significant details: The unmarried woman had been a member of his church, and Phillips had continued in his public ministry at VFM for at least eight months after he confessed to church leadership.”
Phillips’ October confession, Dean writes, “came the day after five men arrived at his San Antonio home to ask him about reports they heard concerning his indiscretions.”
“The five were all former ministry colleagues or friends: Joe Morecraft, a respected Atlanta-area pastor; Peter Bradrick, a former Vision Forum staffer who worked closely with Phillips; Mark Weaver, a close college friend; Jordan Muela, another former Vision Forum staffer; and Bob Renaud, the former assistant to Phillips.”
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Note: I don’t generally receive many comments, but just a brief preemptive word: Please keep any commentary civil. It’s wrong to gloat when someone else falls — even if he’s your enemy (see Prov. 24:17). How much more so when he isn’t? See also I Cor. 10:12.