Throughout the pages of the Bible God is often associated with terrible acts of violence: the destruction of humanity in a great flood; the command to Israel to slaughter the Canaanites; the use of warfare to exile Israel; and images of a future judgement that involve eternal punishment for those who didn’t follow God. Even the death of Jesus has been interpreted by the dominant evangelical tradition as involving God perpetrating violence upon Christ. How do we make sense of this in mind of Jesus’s commendation of love for enemies and his disavowal of violence? We’ll explore these questions and what it means for us to be committed to nonviolence.