Has Christianity been a force for good or a force for bad? Has it contributed positively to social progress or been a backward and oppressive force causing harm?
In our culture wars context, these questions are very much live with conservative forces arguing for the positive influence of Christianity, and progressive forces arguing the opposite. Christianity's record is very much on trial.
We sat down with Sharon James to discuss one of her recent books 'How Christianity Transformed the World' in which she argues that Christianity is the greatest force for social progress the world has ever seen. We discuss the history, the state of present society, and why as Christians we should have far more confidence - not only to appreciate our historical contribution but to continue to uphold Christian principles and values in politics, not for our own comfort, but for the good of our neighbour.
Grab a cup of coffee and settle in for a fascinating conversation...