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.

Pride and Juneteenth

It delights God that we smell like love! That we smell like generosity. And knowing this we must stand before our loving God and explain our hatefulness! In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a conversation about Pride Month

Revival, Diversity, and Loving People

“Holy Spirit break-in!”, says Pentecost! The Spirit breaks through ethnic and language barriers and celebrates the beautiful diversity of God’s beloved. In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a conversation about Bishop’s time with the ELCA Southeastern Synod as

Poverty with Luke Shaefer Ph.D.

How many people in America live on less than $2 a day? Something many of us don’t think about but a reality for those living in poverty in the United States. In this episode, Bishop Wright has a conversation with

Young People and Leadership

Arabella Brown, a young person from St. James Episcopal Church in Marietta GA, gave a powerful sermon to the graduating seniors of The Diocese of Atlanta on May 22. She speaks of leaving familiar places, that it will be hard

Courage with Dr. Catherine Meeks

“…Dr. Catherine Meeks is the most courageous person I know…”. That’s from your producer, Easton Davis. In this episode, Bishop Wright has a conversation with Dr. Meeks. She shares her own story of personal memoir, purpose, the work of racial

A Response to Buffalo

This episode is in response to the recent hate crime and killing of ten black people in a grocery store in Buffalo, New York that took place on May 14, 2022. In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright reflect on

Centennial Special Part 2 of 2

Join us in celebrating the 100th episode of For People! Over the past two years, we’ve released an episode almost weekly, and we thank God and you for the inspiration to forge forward. Last week, we heard six soundbites from

Centennial Special Part 1 of 2

Join us in celebrating the 100th episode of For People! Over the past two years, we’ve released an episode almost weekly, and we thank God and you for the inspiration to forge forward. This episode starts with Melissa, Bishop Wright,

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

Apprecation

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

Intimacy

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

Order

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

Clearer

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

Closer

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