June 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Memorial Presbyterian Church
803 E College Ave
Appleton, WI 54911
Greg Braatz

Rules of Engagement

  1. Don’t be overly focused on ending up with the right or wrong answer. In the end, you might not agree with everything (nor anything) the book and Nadia say, but we want to make sure people truly hear the questions and ideas just in case God has something new to say to you.

  2. Recognize that we all come to faith through different lens and not in a vacuum. The church has been wrestling with these type of questions for 2000 years and many traditions discuss faith in their own unique way. So take time to think about your background and how it might be shaping the filter you use to discuss faith.

  3. Make peace with the reality that good Christians can disagree on important matters. Very bright and very devout people have a vast range of orthodox opinions that don’t always align.


  • We will start each session with the question, “Share what parts of these chapters resonated for you and why.”

  • After that we may or may not discuss the listed questions. We may talk about all of them or we may talk about none of them.

June 20 – Chapters 9, 11, 16

  • Nadia is preaching on the story of Jesus’ encounter with the man with a “unclean spirit” whose demon’s name is “Legion”. (Mark 5:2-17) She then tells the story of naming her depression “Frances”? How or does this change how you think about the Bible story? How or does this change the way you think about mental health?

  • Billy’s funeral – have you ever been to a funeral where the group gathered was different from what you are used to? How did that feel?  Nadia – “As much as we move through our lives alongside each other none of us…know the isolation each experience”.  Who would Jesus hang out with in your life?

  • Peter and Bishop Bruce’s fall – Have you had a personal hero fall? How did it feel?

  • Can you relate to the desire to rewrite the past?