Our film and entertainment industries are saturated with violent images, high gun sales persist despite the growing number of shootings, and nations are more militarized than ever before. There are very few questions more important for the church to be asking than how to live peaceably in a violent world. Yet we seldom touch upon this topic in our sermons and discipleship. Is peacemaking secondary to what the gospel is about? Or is it our birthright and calling to be peacemaking people as followers of Jesus? In this workshop we will reflect on this topic and share ways in which churches can engage this critical work.