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.

Song of Solomon

Why do we struggle as people of faith to talk of human sexuality? Something that is good and is a gift from God! Grab your popcorn and check out the Song of Solomon. This biblical song takes the idea of

Ablaze

Real harm can come from the tongue. Jesus’ half-brother James’ argues that the tongue cannot be tamed, and it can even set things ablaze. So, how do we as people of faith deal with one another for the benefit of

Wealth

God wants us to be wealthy! Not wealthy in material things but the wealth we life riches we receive when we live close to God. In Proverbs is says ” A good name is better than great riches, God’s favor

Both/And with The Rev. Natosha Reid Rice

In this special guest episode, Bishop Wright has a conversation with The Rev. Natosha Reid Rice on their journeys to belonging and self-love. Both bi-racial, both black in America, and both abandoned by their mothers, they share their stories of

Brokenhearted

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

Sing!

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.

Consent

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

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

Valley

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