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.


It can be hard to tell someone how we are feeling. Naturally, most respond “fine” when asked. This just doesn’t cut it on most days. In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright discuss the rawness and emotional honestness of the


What fills you up on God? St. Paul reminds us to not be foolish in looking for answers or healing in the wrong places, but to be filled up on God and to do this by singing! To make melodies

God’s Major-ness

Peter was an eyewitness to the majesty of God, and it changed him. Another word for majesty is major-ness. In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a conversation of God’s majorn-ness; its display in nature, peace beyond understanding, and

A Story of Redemption with Lawrence Bell | Part 2 of 2

Redemption is an important theme in the Bible and in the world. It teaches us that people can come out of tough situations and that Good News can prevail. It can make brokenness new. In this episode, Bishop Wright continues

Justice Work with Chief Justice David E. Nahmias

There is no argument that the work of justice is hard, important, and meaningful. But how do lawyers and judges improve laws, and justice? In this episode, Bishop Wright talks with newly installed Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice David E.


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