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.


There is a lot of power in consenting to God. It is about authority and using our agency to make the choice to follow God do God’s work in our lives. In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright discuss what

I Lay Before You

This week’s For People is based on a prayer by Howard Thurman. “The concern which I lay bare before You today is: Whatever disaffection there is between me and those who are or have been very close to me—I would

Courage of Conviction

This week’s For People is based on the below excerpt from Bishop Wright’s sermon for the Preaching Excellence Program. Many preachers are scared of John the Baptist so they dither about with what he ate or what he wore rather

Jesus But Not Jesus Club

Jesus But Not Jesus Clubs are groups of people that have used Jesus’ name with little allegiance to his Name. This might look like churches or Christian associations that bear little resemblance to the founder of the movement but on

Enjoy God

Have you enjoyed God in these past 15 months of exhaustion, livelihood, and knocking out the daily to-do? It can feel never-ending! When you think about it, when is the last time you slowed down to simply enjoy God? In

Spirit Is

The bible names the Holy Spirit as many things: life-giver, helper, fire, teacher, wisdom, counsel, might, knowledge, power, freedom, truth, hope, belonging, fellowship increaser, healer, reconciler, forever friend, renewer, proclaimer, boldness maker, anointer, love refiner, maker of faithfulness, the resuscitator


Blessed! A word we hear often both in the church and in the world. But what does blessed mean? It isn’t a magical state. It is about walking a particular path and it guides us clear from some things and

Breaking News

Breaking news: Jesus speaks life from the garden.  That would be the headline if the Gospel read like the New York Times or the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  Sometimes Rabbi, sometimes wonder-worker, Jesus of Nazareth convenes a small gathering of day laborers


Easter isn’t over. And though we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and the resurrection in our own lives, Easter isn’t the absence of the valleys. By definition, valleys are “depressed areas of land-scoured and washed out by the conspiring forces

Ga State Voting Legislation with Governor Brian Kemp

In this episode, Bishop Wright has a conversation with Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, an Episcopalian in the diocese and member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Athens, GA. They discuss being a person of faith as a public servant, how Georgia

Good Friday

You have to have a Good Friday, and the silence of Holy Saturday, before you can have an Easter Sunday. We are Easter people – resurrection people, that must also remember the suffering of Good Friday. The darkness.  On that

Towards Joy | 5 Lenten Questions

If happiness is lavender, then joy has to be purple.  Why purple?  Because you make purple out of red and blue.  Love and sorrow. Joy lives at that intersection of heartbreak and ecstasy. Joy doesn’t live alone, she has four

Standing for Truth | 5 Lenten Questions

How we stand for truth has everything to do with the truth we stand for.  For us, the most true thing in the universe is God!  With the most true thing about God being that “God is love.”  We know

Loving Your Unloveable Neighbor | 5 Lenten Questions

Putting Jesus at the center of your life is learning how to love as God loves, which involves a willingness to sacrifice our preferred ways and outcomes in favor of Jesus’ way and his preferred outcomes. Spiritually, we haven’t grown

When God is Silent | 5 Lenten Questions

What to do when God is silent, goes the question. But maybe what is really being said here is, ‘God is not speaking to me in a fashion that is convenient or dramatic enough to address my anxieties and hardships.’ 

Self-Examination | 5 Lenten Questions

Self-examination means we pause and check-in with our soul. And we ask our soul two questions: What are my patterns?  And, do they increase well-being? Ultimately the practice of self-examination is a gift because it moves us from blindness to