Ideas for 31 October 2010

From Ideas, 11:05 am on 31 October 2010

In the late 1800s Lord Shaftesbury condemned the Salvation Army as: "[A] device of the devil to make religion ridiculous where he had failed to make it odious. We are not afraid to say that such a movement cannot possibly last." Well, not only did it last, it thrived around the world.

Ideas explores the history of the church with retired Salvation Army officer and historian Harold Hill, and talks to New Zealand's longest service Salvation Army officer, Major Campbell Roberts, about his, sometimes surprising, life.