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.

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

Near God

It is hard to believe that Lent was just underway at the beginning of the pandemic this time a year ago. And we said “this is the lentiest lent we have ever lented”. And a year later, meet lenty lent

Meeting God

A simple question: Have you met God more than once? In thinking about our lives, people might notice they have met God in multiples locations, settings of life, and when it was least expected. These rendezvous with God happen in

Unclean Forces

Some people hear the words “demonic activity’ and they call BS. But Jesus himself walk through darkness. He met darkness – the darkness of our hearts! Bishop Wright wrote this latest For Faith in the wake of the insurrection at

Hello Darling

“Hello Darling Today I find myself a long way from you and the children. I am at the State Prison in Reidsville which is about 230 miles from Atlanta. They picked me up from the DeKalb jail about 4 ’0

Beginning Again

2020 was tough, and guess what? We aren’t out of the woods yet! In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a conversation about the journey ahead and the journey of the wise men as they followed a star looking

Saint Mary and Christmas with Bishop Andy Doyle

Mary has a thing or 2 to say about God in her song/poem/rap the Magnificat. In it, Mary talks of a God that topples over conceit and pride. A God that elevates the meek. A God that says the hungry

Clarity

We live in a society that gives a gold star for the right answer, but what about good questions? John the Baptist and Jesus were both master question askers. And when we wrestle with tough questions, we gain clarity in

Foolish for Jesus

No one wants to be labeled a fool or foolish. Who likes the feeling of being duped? But what about being a fool for Jesus? What this means is we can really only know real life if we are willing

Goal

Why do many people want to talk about spirituality but not God? In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a conversation on this question and others generated from an excerpt, see below, of Rob Bell’s book Everything is Spiritual

9 Things You Can Do To Heal The Nation

Bishop Wright released these steps to take action in healing our nation on 11.9.20. In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright unpack these steps. 1. Pray for the nation; pray for President Trump and for President-elect Biden. 2. Be kind