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.

More Easter

More Easter. More joy. More face-to-face smiles. This is what Easter felt like after two years of more challenging Easter celebrations. In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright reflect on Easter and what it meant to them after these past


The prodigal son is a favorite parable of many. Partly, because if we are honest, we’ve at one point or another been the foolish young son, the loving father, or the resenting older brother. It is also because family strife


Before Moses becomes a deliverer of his people, he’s a felon in the wilderness. Intimacy with God is what changes him from a rogue to a reformer. God says “I am” and this exchange of names is the beginning of


We are heavenly citizens living out our lives on earth. We are in this world, but striving to be not of this world. That’s hard. In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a conversation of what it means to


Lent has begun! And we are excited to share Lent with you over these next weeks. In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a conversation about Jesus in the wilderness,  His fasting of 40 days, and what happens out

Called by God with Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows

What happens when we are called by God to live out the Gospel message in the world? Big questions don’t always require big answers. It’s about loving people; all people. In this episode, Bishop Wright has a conversation with Bishop

Serving Compassionately with Jonathan Reckford

“What the poor need is not charity but capital, not caseworkers but coworkers. And what the rich need is a wise, honorable and just way of divesting themselves of their overabundance.” -Clarence Jordan In this episode, Bishop Wright has a


We continue to struggle to speak of and learn from our history.  Think about Joseph and his brothers. Joseph shows up, asks them to come closer, and forgives them for selling him into slavery. Talk about forgiveness over history. In


At some point in a faithful life with Jesus, you have to lose some arguments. That means you turn it over and trust Jesus and his words in your own humility. That day in Gennesaret, Jesus gives clear direction to


Freedom looks good on you, and a free God made us for freedom! Even so, many of us are a slave to something in our lives. In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a conversation about freedom, neighborliness, and

Grow Up!

Love is patient, love is kind, and love tells us to grow up! Bet you forgot that part, didn’t you? This favorite piece of scripture used at weddings is the wise words of St. Paul in his letter to the


In a divided world, what can being church mean? St. Paul gives us the word body. A word and image to understand how we ought to live with one another, not as a means of denying our brokenness but as

The Preacher King with Dr. Richard Lischer

On Monday, January 17th, 2022, we celebrate the 93rd birthday of The Preacher King, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. What made Dr. King who he is as a preacher? What are some insights on who Dr. King is as a

Where is the Child?

Happy Epiphany! A starry night led the 3 curious travelers to baby Jesus. But it was the question “where is the child?” that started their journey. Epiphany is an invitation to God to realize God is in everything all around


Mary and Elizabeth were cousins and pregnant at the same time. Elizabeth carrying Jesus’s cousin John and Mary carrying Jesus. Imagine their bellies bumping as they embrace. Mary embodies girl power. She trusts God. She believes in her own agency.

What is the Church with Will Willimon

What is the church? There was an age in North America where the church was simply a part of everyday life. In current times, the church is counter-cultural. But what does that even mean? In this episode, Bishop Wright has


“You brood of vipers!”, John the Baptist proclaimed that day down by the river. He was getting at people who talk the talk but don’t always walk the walk. He’s getting at believing and worshiping God is only part of

The Death Penalty with Sister Helen Prejean

The death penalty does not align with the message of Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus calls us to work to gain justice for people who can’t do it for themselves. In this episode, Bishop Wright has a conversation with Sister Helen