Christian Nonviolence

Pacifism is not passivism. Non-violence is not inaction.

4 Key Essays

1) A Brief, Scriptural Defense of the Non-Violent Message of Jesus

2) Doesn’t Violence in the Old Testament Mean that Pacifism isn’t Biblical?

3) Jesus had his “non-violent” disciples buy swords, what’s up with that?

4) What About Hitler? The Myth of Ineffective Pacifism


🔊 The most ridiculous thing Jesus ever said, a sermon from Matthew 5:38-48

Other Resources

Please consider reading the book Fight: A Christian Case for Non-violence by New Testament scholar Preston Sprinkle. It’s a pretty quick read, while remaining as thorough as possible in terms of interpretation and explanation in a popular-level book.

see also: The entire archive of articles on Christian Nonviolence