June 27, 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 27 – Chapters 17-19

  • What do you think about forgiveness and Judas? Consider the difference between Peter and Judas.  Judas removed from the community lost the experience to hear grace.  Suzanne felt what Judas never got to experience.

  • Nadia believes it is “our Lord’s nature” to bless us. Do you ever find that difficult to believe in your own life? What does it mean to be blessed by God?  And how does that change us?

  • “God wants you, you in your imperfect, broken, shimmering glory.” Do you identify with this statement?  What does it mean to be imperfect and broken, yet shimmering and somehow glorious?  Why do you think it’s in this state God wants us?