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.

Once

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

Exodus

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

Body

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

Inside

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

Beyond

“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

Freedom

Freedom! Jesus Christ working in us and through us is freedom. It is freedom from self-centeredness, fear, hate, and isolation. Freedom looks good on you! In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a conversation about freedom and what it

First Love

When we make God our first love, God directs that love to the horizontal dimension. To people. Any vertical expression of love for God can be judged by the quality of our horizontal expression of love. That is why Dorothy

Undoing

How do you worship God in your undoing? What a question to consider in our lives. Opening ourselves up to God and God’s purposes is on this path. In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright discuss this big question, what

New Goodness with Bishop Victor Atta-Baffoe

No one questions the challenges of the last 18+ months. Much has changed. And in change, there is also new goodness of God and new Good News to Share. In this episode, Bishop Wright has a conversation with special guest

Restored

Job is a hard-to-read book in the Bible. In it, we see a faithful person that has much taken away. Job’s health, family, and wealth to name a few. But through the story, we learn that Job never loses faith

Dis-ease

We lament. We grumble. For the loss of life, livelihood, and normalcy. COVID has been tough. Real tough. Still, where would we be without Jesus? In this disease, and in this dis-ease, God will bring ease and well-being. In this

Entrusted

Moses’s mother didn’t give him up willingly but because she was forced to as an oppressed person under a brutal regime. Moses was entrusted to the basket. Entrusted to the water. Many correlate adoption with abandonment what what of the

Level

Some pray to be placed on higher ground while others pray to be spared from a descent. Both have their place. But what about the level ground in our life with God? This place is one of understanding we are

Intersection

Esther is a great story in the bible. In the story, it is clear God wants to see human agency taken up because God has decided to want us. God wants people to join God in God’s work! In this

Faithfulness with Dr. Gregory Ellison II

What do fidelity and faithfulness mean to you? And how does your faithfulness to God intersect with not giving up on neighbor? In this episode, Bishop Wright has a conversation with special guest Dr. Gregory C. Ellison II on the