- ("one of our favorite bands was Mylon LeFevre and Broken Heart. They performed at that concert and their leader, Mylon LeFevre, told a lurid story of his life in rock and roll. He has been raised in a Christian family, but quit having anything to do with Christianity from the time he was 17 until some 19 years later, when he ultimately dedicated his life to Christ...")
- One theologian describes that point of view in terms of an incident that appeared on a TV show about the travels of Michael Palin in the region of eastern Europe. Palin took a train from Hungary to Ukraine, but was required to stop at the border. The delay had nothing to do with passports or customs. Instead, it was due to a security system installed long ago when the Soviet Union ruled the whole of Ukraine. They intentionally required the Ukrainian railway to be built using a different gauge from the rest of Europe as a means of helping to deter potential invaders. That system meant that when a train came to the border of Ukraine, each car had to be lifted into the air by a crane so that the existing wheels could be unbolted and a new set of wheels could replace them. It was a cumbersome process which worked exactly as it was designed to slow down travel from neighboring countries. Using that image, that theologian said, “Talking about the conversion of Paul can create the same sort of all or nothing picture, as if this experience on the road to Damascus is the point when the wheels come off his Jewish faith, to be replaced by a complete new set of Christian wheels so he can run on a Christian train track. “Telling the story that way makes it into a triumphalist tale of one faith defeating another. […] To our shame, this is often how the story of Paul has been told, fuelling the anti-Semitism that has repeatedly infected the Church over the centuries.”...