Peter Leithart ended his lecture on "Violence" at the 2013 Theology Conference (Wheaton College) with these words:
"The Church is called to be the community that is at war with violence. But in many ways we have, ourselves, as christians become complicit with violence. How many churches oppose U.S. military action ever? How many churches, instead, support the U.S. military and the troops as if it were a sacred duty? ...We have to ask the uncomfortable and alarming question. Have we become the violent ones and so set ourselves in opposition to the God who hates violence?"