Adult Bible Study

About The Panel

Each week will feature 4 of our members discussing a chapter from Faith Lies. We can publish the week-by-week schedule later, but our panels will include the following Central Bearden members.


Sept. 16 | Lie 1: The Bible Is Only the Literal Word of God

 – Panelists: Wade Bibb, Joyce Wyatt, Brad Hood, Larry Fields

Sept. 23 | Lie 2: God is Angry and Doesn’t Like Me – Especially When I Sin

 – Panelists: Wayne Smith, Brad Hood, Janna Waldrupe, Rick Callaway

Sept. 30 | Lie 3: The Devil is God’s Counterpart

 – Panelists: Bill McConnell, Mark Harman, Wade Bibb, Cherie Merritt

Oct. 7 | Lie 4: I Am Supposed to Protect and Defend God and My Faith

 – Panelists: Bill Vinson, Susan Fendley, Joyce Wyatt, Mark Moreland

Oct. 14 | Lie 5: There Is One Right Way to Believe and One Right Way to Behave

 – Panelists: Heather Whaley, Adney Cross, Phyllis Johnson, Bill McConnell

Oct. 21 | Lie 6: Faith Is A Private Matter

 – Panelists: Alva Shipe, Mark Moreland, Mark Groves, Paul Pardue

Oct. 28 | Lie 7: Real Faith is Blind Faith

 – Panelists: Sunny Ikojoh, Betsy Ingle, Janna Waldrupe, Sarah Groves


A Note From Wade on Wednesday Activities

Who doesn’t look forward to the Fall Season in Tennessee?
Who isn’t wondering what the Fall Season will be like this year?
As we continue to finalize Central Bearden’s Fall plans for children, discipleship groups, music, and Sunday School, we are closely monitoring COVID-19 reports in Knox County and CDC recommendations. Stay tuned for more details as we all continue to pray and make safe, wise choices.
I can tell you about one Fall opportunity for Wednesday evenings. We do not feel it is wise to open the Deane Hill Diner at this time, but we do want to provide an opportunity to explore and deepen our faith experience together. Beginning Wednesday, September 16, we will present a series of panel discussions broadcast live from our sanctuary. We invite you to grab some food and gather around a screen at home or in the Fellowship Hall/ROC for a 30-40 minute discussion of the book written by Darrell Smith. The full title is Faith Lies: Seven Incomplete Ideas that Hijack Faith and How to See Beyond Them. The book invites an honest and reflective dialogue about sensitive faith ideas with the intention of guiding us toward freedom and love rather than generating division and isolation.
Our church is incredibly blessed with individuals who continue to think theologically and are willing to ask questions and be questioned by others. The difficulty came in having just 7 weeks of panels to fill and so many members willing to participate.
From September 16 through October 28 (6 p.m.), grab some food on Wednesday evening, sit with a friend, join in a faith-life discussion, and together we’ll discover what God will do as we journey from division and isolation toward freedom and love. Who doesn’t love the Fall Season at Central Bearden?

The event is finished.