I don't know who Nick Schou is but I think he did a good job as far as writing this article is concerned.Very well written.
I've heard , vaguely,some stories somewhere ,of how Phil lorded over his flock.As a Christian I can say that is never a good thing if that is what is happening.Because the flock is God's flock...not Phil's, not mine not anybody else's When a person decides to come to God on His terms and receives the pardon that He offers to all people....the pardon that is found by placing ones trust and faith in Jesus Christ and what He accomplished on the cross at Calvary ( John 3:16) that person then makes Jesus Christ the Lord of his or her life.
I have to agree with Oden Fong when he said something to the effect that when a person comes to Jesus Christ then there should be a change in that persons life.
The fruit of the Spirit is love. This love is manifested by the joy,peace, patience, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control that a person should be experiencing in their life as they become more and more like Jesus Christ.As we learn to abide in Jesus Christ, we should see more and more of Gods love in our life.
I don't know Phil Aguilar. Being far from perfect myself, I don't care to be his judge or criticizer.I will pray for him and his family just as I hope that there are people that are praying for me.