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1/ "The entire audience was white and casually well-dressed"

~Greg Pritchard, describing his first experience of @WillowCreekCC in 1983, in his 1995 book "Willow Creek Seeker Services", Chapter 1.
2/ "Credibility: Hybels seeks to be a reliable & trusted friend to a visiting unchurched Harry. He wants to be honest & sincere & show genuine affection for Harry. See chapter 8."

~Greg Pritchard, who I guess had the wool pretty much pulled over his eyes, in "WCSS"
3/ "An ironic Willow Creek Proverb expresses this same idea: 'Exhaustion in next to Godliness'"

~Greg Pritchard, "Willow Creek Seeker Services", Chapter 2.
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So I'm waiting out flight delays at LaGuardia and following the Elliot Abrams hearings, and thinking about how this moment resonates so keenly with the time the US used a Venezuelan crisis to accomplish larger imperialist goals over a century ago. THREAD AHOY!
2. In the later 19th/early 20th centuries, Venezuela--like many Latin American nations--struggled with an inordinately high foreign debt load, contracted over generations, and at highly unfavorable terms as European financiers viewed the region like a mosquito views a vein,
3. At the turn of the century, Venezuela had even descended briefly into civil war. After it ended, the new Venezuelan president Cipriano Castro was faced with demands from European powers (esp Britain and Germany) that his nation pay its debt *and* indemnities from the civil war
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