At first I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. Especially in the place where I was hearing it.
In 1966, I sat as one of many education majors in a mandatory psychology class, located in a God-forsaken town called Lubbock, Texas. In actuality, it was not God-forsaken; it was Bible-belt, God-fearing Lubbock, Texas.
“Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.” (Matthew 10: 16)
The words of Jesus Christ to his disciples were an exhortation to be prepared to face persecution and death in carrying out their mission to evangelize the nations. This charge exemplified the life and death of Captain John Morrison Birch, an ambassador of Christ to the Chinese people.