For people with bishop Rob Wright

For People, is a conversation with Bishop Rob Wright, spiritual leader to the more than 50,000 people in the 117 worshipping communities of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, on his For Faith weekly devotional. In this podcast, Bishop Wright meets listeners at the crossroads of faith and life to explore the challenges of an ever-changing world. Listen in to find out how he expands on For Faith, drawing inspiration from the life of Jesus to answer 21st-century questions.

Letting Go… of Control

In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a conversation about what it means to lay down the desire for control and embrace a life of faith and trust in God.

Letting Go… of the Familiar

In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a conversation about Lent, this year’s Lenten series themed “Letting Go”, and the first meditation of the series “Letting Go… of the Familiar”.

Dignity with Dr. Beth-Sarah Wright

Bishop Wright is joined by special guest Dr. Beth-Sarah Wright have a conversation about dignity through the lens of the Baptismal Covenant, the acronym behind her book DIGNITY and the strategies used to create authentic community.


What does God take pleasure in? At some point, we have to move in a direction that says I am in relationship with all that is – meaning we aren’t in the driver seat! A huge appetite for control tells us God is not a part of our lives – and we are afraid of something – why not give up some of that?


As a society and world, we aren’t a single idea away from a better world. What would get us there is a global commitment to loving everybody with dignity. If we are honest, there is a lack of will to


Obedience – the four letter word of the bible. Sometimes we’ve got to do what God is inviting us to do out of simple obedience and offer that as worship! The bible gives us an example of disobedience in Jonah. He wanted to give God some advice!

More Than a Dream: Reflecting on Dr. King

Dr. King dared to dream in the greatness of our nation. He defined that greatness in the “I Have a Dream” speech. It has to do with justice, freedom, and dignity for all people. He dared to believe that we are great enough be human family.


New Years and Epiphany are about new beginnings with God, so what better place to begin again than in the book of Genesis.


Mary’s Magnificat prayed for the day those excluded from societal greatness would have a measure of God’s greatness and have a reversal of their societal standing.


Drawing inspiration from Isaiah, Melissa and Bishop Wright navigate the complex emotions that surface during the holiday season, reminding ourselves and our listeners that it’s okay if this time isn’t filled with unadulterated joy for everyone.


Time is the anvil that God uses to make a faithful soul! Ever wonder if your prayers go higher than your rooftop? One of the great indicators of Christian maturity is understanding it isn’t about your time but God’s time.

Faith, Wealth and and Corporate Responsibility with Jeffrey Small Jr.

Bishop Wright and Jeff discuss the relationship between wealth, faith, and the immense power of partnership in addressing societal issues. Jeff also brings to light the impact of socially responsible investing by sharing the history of the 1980s divestment movement, which initiated a pivotal shift in the perspective of investment returns. Listen in for the full conversation.

WIth Our Lips and Our Lives

From the 5th chapter of the Gospel according to St. John and the 6th verse, we hear Jesus pose a life changing question to a man, ‘…would you be made whole.’ This story is one of my favorites.


By choosing Jesus, we have some resources available to us today to gain clarity in the grey areas of the world around us. Joshua reminds the people of Israel who God has been to God’s people.

Uncovering Peace: Turmoil and Hope in The Holy Land

In this very special episode of For People, Bishop Wright has a conversation with Archbishop Hosam E. Naoum, the Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem. His jurisdiction covers Palestine, Israel, The Westbank, and other territories and states.


Psalm 34 reveals the comfort of presenting our not-so-perfect selves to God, and that God is able to make us whole. Listen in for the full conversation.


If we believe God is the author of our lives, and we believe God has better ideas for how we should live our lives, then we must subordinate our understanding to God’s understanding. That act is worship! 


One of the clearest indicators that you’re in a relationship with the God of all the worlds and many names is a broadened heart. Do you love those who think differently, love differently, and worship differently than you?


The 10 commandments were a gift given to people newly into freedom – these tenets will create well-being in community. They are a channel to freedom.